Friday, December 22, 2006

If a duck quacks in a manger...

...no... that's not right...

I have just received a lovely season's greeting email that contained the fascinating piece of information that a duck's quack never echoes, but no one knows why. Ooohhh. Spooky. Seasonal - less so. But I now desperately need to find a duck and a very echoey canyon as soon as possible to test this out.

In other news, former flatmate E has requested photos of Praha looking all Christmassy. So here are some. Since the blog template colours are decidedly non-festive, to help recreate the holiday atmosphere in the comfort of your own home, I recommend humming "Last Christmas", "White Christmas" or any other song with "Christmas" somewhere in the lyrics while looking at the pictures. Enough mulled wine and you'll think you're already in Prague. As long as you don't do it in an office Christmas party karaoke style (aka imitating a herd of wounded buffalo… I'm still traumatised days later), we can all remain friends.

A large purple tree.


Old Town Square has a very big blue tree...

...and also trdelnik, cooking on a trdlo. mmmmmmmmm...


Round it all off with a rousing chorus of "Little Donkey". You know you want to...

3 comments:

Bookwormom said...

Perhaps you could kidnap a duck and force it to quack in a cathedral? Thus doublechecking this tidbit of info.

Also, I heard a story on BBC this morning claiming there is an Anti Santa movement in Praha?? The Evil American empire supposedly extends to forcing Santa on unsuspecting nations. Can you shed any light on this trend?

Candy said...

Duck quacks actually do echo--unless Snopes.com is lying like a bastard.

EvilAuntiePeril said...

Bookwormom - thanks for the inspiration...

Candy! You heartless wench! Another illusion cruelly destroyed. *shakes fist* What about that other one about donkeys killing more people than planes? Okay. First the donkey.