….of prey, presidency & pearl…


…”Seal hops a ride on BC tour boat to escape hunting pod of orcas”…”How would a Clinton presidency affect Canada’s economy?”…”Fisherman hands in giant pearl he kept under the bed for ten years”…

It seems a whale watching tour group off Vancouver Island got quite a show of nature in action when a pod of whales went into hunting mode and decided to pursue a seal.

As the seal hopped on and off the swim grid, the cameras were rolling and snapping until
finally, ensconced in the boat, the seal could return to calm as the orcas lost interest
and went off in pursuit of other prey.

It seems a Clinton presidency would involve uncertainties around the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnerhips), some alterations to the long in place NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), and continued rejection of the proposed Keystone XL.

It’s interesting to note that historically, Canada’s economy has grown faster during terms
of Democrat presidents rather than their Republican counterparts.

And so it goes for the decision that our American neighbours will make, now in less than 90 days time!

Apparently, at 34kg, what’s believed to be the largest pearl in the world has been revealed in the Philippines by a fisherman who kept it under his bed for 10 years. If it can be confirmed that indeed it was formed within a giant clam, it could be worth in excess of US$100 million.

Currently, this bizarre tale is the subject of many gemologists in the midst of verifying the pearl’s authenticity.
It’s noteworthy to know that the current record holder for ‘largest pearl in the world‘ comes from the same Palawan waters.

Cheers to a wonderful Wednesday that sings salut to all things PECULIAR!!!


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