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Tuesday, 11 July 2006
Genuine Beer

Genuine Beer

This is what I call the genuine beer entry for the 2006 Oxted Pram race, although one of the parties seems to be a carton of milk.  This reminds me of the story of the enterprising French farmer who invented milk beer.

Posted by bigblue on 11/07/2006 at 11:23 PM
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I’d been having a discussion with my GP about how modern medicine may have more or less ended human genetic evolution (I’d suggested the fittest no longer have the unique advantage they used to). 

Just recently some studies on how natural selection is in fact very much in play have been released.

A classic case of gene selection in Europe has been for milk and alchohol tolerence over the past 1000 years.  Europeans who didn’t drink these substances had much lower survival rates.

A classic case of gene selection in Africa has been for the sickle cell diseases.  Africans who didn’t have this mutuation had much lower survival rates as the mutuation also provides partial protection against malaria.

Any guesses what the annual pram race in Nairobi looks like?

Posted by flank  on  12/07/2006  at  05:39 AM

This must be a long parambulator race….been going on for a good few days now.

Posted by ian  on  12/07/2006  at  04:11 PM

@flank: Priests and religious leaders may have evolved out of the consumption of mushrooms by humans.

I understand that the Nairobi Pram race is a 24 hour race which is in the Guiness Book of Records for the record distance covered in that time, which results in the competitors ending up 250 km down the road (half way to Mombassa)?

@ian: grin Yeah, some of these competitors are slow. It must be the stopping for drinks along the way.  If it weren’t for 24-hour drinking they might have finished by now. Shambles indeed.

Posted by bigblue  on  12/07/2006  at  09:30 PM

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