Something Interesting

One thing I’ve noticed when people want to talk about how Trump is great, they’ll bring the UK into the mix saying how they have gun control, but things like stabbing and rapes are higher in the UK.

Now I can’t dispute that the UK has rapes. I decided to do some research into this…and it turns out that the UK actually have less rapes than the US (well reported ones). So, since it’s extremely easy to find this out…Why do they keep talking about rapes in the UK like it happens more often?

A comparison of Sexual Assault in the US, Canada and England

In this report it explains the circumstances of each of the countries.

Canada has the highest rate of the lesser serious sexual assaults.

The US has the highest rate of the more serious sexual assaults ie rapes.

The UK is lower in both cases for both.

It’s a very interesting report to read because they look at all different types of factors to consider.Not trying to justify rape or sexual assault or anything like that. It’s interesting to look at the culture differences, pay wage caps, family cultures, how POC are treated, how people are treated when they report a rape, etc. The report was written in an American University as well, in Massachusetts.

I started looking mainly because during a discussion about how much Trump has “done” for the common man. One of the people said that the UK has rapes…and that was it…I’m sorry when did Trump stop the rapes in the US?lol…I said “Oh I didn’t realise Trump stopped the rapes in the US”…Then I decided to go and look up what the “statistics” are, and that’s when I found this report.

 

#PenguinAwarenessDay

These funny little things, with their funny little waddles:

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Emperor Down!

These funny little things are just the most interesting of birds, and there are so many different varieties and have represented in all sorts of forms.

Did you know:

  • Penguins can drink sea water. Penguins ingest a lot of seawater while hunting for fish, but a special gland behind their eyes—the supraorbital gland—filters out the saltwater from their blood stream. Penguins excrete it through their beaks, or by sneezing.
  • The Emperor Penguin is the tallest of all penguin species, reaching as tall as 120 cm (47 in) in height.
  •  Little Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin, averaging around 33 cm (13 in) in height.
  • A Penguin’s black and white plumage serves as camouflage while swimming. The black plumage on their back is hard to see from above, while the white plumage on their front looks like the sun reflecting off the surface of the water when seen from below.
  • Penguins in Antarctica have no land based predators.
  • Fossils place the earliest penguin relative at some 60 million years ago, meaning an ancestor of the birds we see today survived the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • If a female Emperor Penguin’s baby dies, she will often “kidnap” an unrelated chick.
  • The first published account of penguins comes from Antonio Pigafetta, who was aboard Ferdinand Magellan’s first circumnavigation of the globe in 1520. They spotted the animals near what was probably Punta Tombo in Argentina. (He called them “strange geese.”)