Among all the royal hoop-la, it’s nice to come across this vital 2014 article while on Mastodon.
To the scientists who analysed 1,893 poos, and other waste, thank you for your mahi.
All right, a couple of remarks about the royal coverage. First, I’ve heard from a legitimate news source, words to the effect of ‘It took the Queen’s death to bring William and Harry together.’
No one remembers Prince Philip’s death or the unveiling of the Diana memorial? Things that happened very recently?
The media really do think we are morons without memory sometimes, don’t they?
The other one: ‘There have been 15 US presidents since the Queen has been on the throne.’ I haven’t counted the UK prime ministers (15 is given there, too), but I have counted the presidents. And I get 14.
My friend James heard 12 in another report.
The media really do think we are morons without numeracy skills sometimes, don’t they?
Not just media, but some political parties and governments actually attempt to thrive off these—and it makes you wonder if you are the only one who has faculties to remember and count.
It is up to Twitter to provide less frustrating coverage:
Prince Andrew gets the corgis because he's the most experienced groomer in the family
—Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 12, 2022
Dog poo, in amongst all this, has been far more interesting to read about.