Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday funkiness!

Well that's it! The April edition of the magazine put to bed at last! Now the printers will work their magic and all being well we should see the first copies out by the middle of next week.

So what's happening tonight?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Silent Drive, Calico System & The Hurt Process @ Alpine Village Restaurant, Yeovil
Miranda Sykes Trio @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton
Tom Toomey @ Uncle Tom's Cabin, Wincanton
The Graduates @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
On The Nod @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Crosswired @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Flatland Boogie Band @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon

Those Flatland Boogie Boys

Radar @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Crawfish @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Roger Lendon @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Les Martin @ RAOB Club, Taunton
Secret 7 @ Brazz Bar, Taunton
John & Shirley @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Loose Fit @ Ring O Bells, Taunton
Folk Night @ The Shepherds Rest, Taunton
That'll Do @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Jive/Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton R'n'R Club
Mervyn Stutter @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
The Coal Porters @ Bridgwater Arts Centre

If you think your three score years and ten feels like a long time...
World's Oldest Animal Dies Aged 255
A giant tortoise thought to be one of the world's oldest creatures has died at Calcutta Zoo. Local lore said Addwaita the Aldabra tortoise was around 250-years-old. She had been at the zoo since 1875. Addwaita, whose Bengali name means "the one and only", was one of four tortoises brought to India by British sailors from the Seychelles.

She was a gift for Lord Robert Clive of the East India Company and apparently spent 125 years living in large garden before moving to the zoo.

"According to records in the zoo, the age of the giant tortoise, Addwaita, who died on Wednesday, would be 250 years approximately," said zoo director Subir Chowdhury.
The zoo wants to carbon date her shell to determine exactly how old she was.

The world's oldest documented living animal is Harriet, a 176-year-old Galapagos tortoise who lives at the Australia Zoo north of Brisbane.

She was taken from the island of Isla Santa Cruz by Charles Darwin in the 19th century.

Telephone's naked truth
LONDON (Reuters)
Up to a third of telephone users in Britain make calls in the nude, with men more prone to do it without clothes than women, a survey revealed on Thursday.

Research commissioned by the Post Office, which offers a fledgling home phone service, revealed that 40 percent of men admitted to nattering naked compared with 27 percent of women. The results were based on a survey of 1,500 telephone users.

The research also showed that people were so busy that one in 10 people admitted to wandering off and leaving the caller talking to themselves.

So much for the value of communication!

Enjoy the rest of your day and have great evening.

The Editor

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