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Date: 03/05/06

Blown Up Out Of All Proportion

From The Times (via The Daily Quirk):

"A young girl, who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth, was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coast-guard spokesman commented: "This sort of thing is all too common these days.""



In a letter to the Independent, someone comments on the fact that, in a few hours time from when I'm typing this, it will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

I can remember quite clearly where I was at 12:34 on 5/6/78 (none of this leading-zeros nonsense in our day). I was somewhere towards the north end of First Avenue, Gwersyllt. I can remember who I was with, too: two very interesting girls from my class at school, called Annette Batty (a noted folk singer today) and Jacqueline Matthias.

We had had one of our O-Level exams that morning (which one, I don't remember - I'm not quite as sad as that), and were walking the 2½ miles home (no bus at that time of day).

And no, I haven't got anything better to do this evening...