It looks as though the Gold Star goes back in the safe for another week as most opted for the wrong creature, apart from John who hedged his bets. Most latched on to the old rhyme which was alluded to in the clue:
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and all things nice.
What are little boys made of?
Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails.
The close up was part of a small slug I caught climbing up a wheelie bin one night.
My thanks to all who gave it a whirl and had a guess.
On to this week's Guess What.
I will admit I was struggling to think of something new:
If you have been reading the blog recently then you should be able to guess what this is part of.
No prizes. Just for fun.
I wonder how many of you watched Felix Baumgartner jump from 24 miles up above the Earth. I happened across a link to the live broadcast just as the balloon and capsule were about 20 miles up and was transfixed. Fascinating to listen to them go through the series of checks as he prepared to leap. Waiting patiently as the air pressure was released from the capsule to equal the near vacuum outside. See the door open as the pressures equalized. Watch Felix slide his seat to the opening and stand outside. Final checks and then the big leap. The live broadcast was able to watch him all the way down to a safe landing.
Can you imagine travelling at over 800mph without the aid of a vehicle? That special suit had to stand up to a lot to keep Felix safe.
Here is a bit of video from German TV showing the view from an on suit camera on the way down.
Monk Seals, the Desertas Islands, Madeira
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