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Training Zookeepers

This is from today’s I newspaper, showing some of the150 zookeepers at Ueno zoo, Tokyo, learning how to capture animals in case of an escape. I think that’s a pantomime zebra. I wonder how they train for first aid? Do they dress a horse  or zebra as a human?

Hazlitt Goes Boxing

Hazlitt Goes Boxing

Have just been dipping into William Hazlitt’s Essays and Characters, a wonderful sampling of life in early 19th century London. In the wake of the – aaaargh- Olympics, he describes the training regime for a prize boxer. “The whole art of training conists in two things, exercise and abstinence, abstinence and exercise, repeated alternately without … Continue reading