13 agosto 2017

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What’s In A Will?

When King Henry VIII of England died, his will specified that a governing council of “executors” would rule while his son Edward VI, then just nine, grew to adulthood.  On the council were some lawyers and judges, some military men, some bureaucrats, a couple politicians, and a couple courtiers, notably Edward Seymour, the brother of the Edward VI’s mother, and his eldest surviving male relative once Henry VIII died. The sixteen men named to the council were supposed to rule the country as “equals.” The will directed that all business be decided by majority vote.

Six days after Henry VIII’s death, the council named Edward Seymour “Lord Protector of the Realm, Governor of the King’s Person, and Duke of Somerset.” Basically, they made him the sole ruler and sole regent. So much for old King Henry VIII’s will!

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In 1972 biologists Colin Tayler and Graham Saayman were...



In 1972 biologists Colin Tayler and Graham Saayman were observing a group of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in a South African aquarium. One of them, a 6-month-old calf named Dolly, began to seek their attention by pressing feathers, stones, seaweed, and fish skins against the glass of the viewing chamber. If they ignored her she swam off and returned with a different object.

At the end of one observation session, one of the investigators blew a cloud of cigarette smoke against the glass as Dolly was looking in. “The observer was astonished when the animal immediately swam off to its mother, returned and released a mouthful of milk which engulfed her head, giving much the same effect as had the cigarette smoke,” the biologists reported. “Dolly subsequently used this behaviour as a regular device to attract attention” from the scientists!

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