Sad and strange: Helmut Simon, the guy who, with his wife, found Ötzi, the prehistoric iceman, has disappeared while walking at somewhere in the region of 2,400m. Rescue teams have given up hope of finding him alive, and Margaret Marks tells me visitors to Der Standard are already speculating (now I scroll down, I can see it myself) whether it will take another 5,000 years for him to turn up. I can think of many worse ways to go.
- Summer travels
Not as dramatic as this gentleman but probably better company, Steve Vaught (“The fat man walking”) is walking across the States
- Balloons and the social revolution
Margaret Marks says that the Marxist-Leninists are not giving away balloons in the German elections. I hope this is because they
- Miss Hurd strikes again
An Italian libertarian tells me that she and some friends booked to Burning Man were surprised to land in Solihull. Refugees
- Smoking and drinking increase your risk of getting cancer
Which is not to say that the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer shouldn’t share front doors with a bar.
- Ah! an adjective!
“Oh beautiful and natural Catalonia! The art of blending flavors with the Mediterranean influence!”