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Saturday, 15 October 2011


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I can tell you now - free, gratis and for nothing - that genetics will have played a part in her having had a long life. Morover, I can tell you that it was not genetics alone: we must thank, for instance, those car drivers who refrained from mowing her down, those gas fitters who eschewed the idea of blowing her up, and her own wisdom in not inhabiting a country plagued by malaria, yellow fever, and the Lord's Resistance Army.

That's all true, DM, but we should add also, despite the best efforts of Kaiser Bill and 'Hairy' Hitler!

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