Squeak Impediment

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Not sure if those two are modelling underwear or just like training in lookalike shorts! Anyway,

Today’s Gallery Theme is: ‘Training Fun’

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There’s been too much stuff here about my personal life and habits recently, so we’ll move on to find something different to ‘pad out’ the pictures.

A friend of mine (not a sporty one and never featured here) has a bit of a stammer. Always has – until he has to give a lecture (he’s a university teacher). Then, miraculously, the stammer disappears. Well, he’s been doing some research.

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He always thought that the stammer was due to nervousness – but the lecturing thing disproves that. Now he’s found out that it is all due to the gene which is responsible for clearing unwanted chemical molecules out of his cells. A gene that digests garbage, as the university researcher in St. Louis who made the discovery has put it. What it has to do with stammering my friend has no idea.

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The St. Louis guy is a biology researcher and injected the gene into mice. To his immense surprise, they immediately started stuttering – squeakering? – repeating (as he put it) ‘the same syllables over and over’. This led to the observation that the gene had something to do with stuttering and, to prove the point, I guess that he would like someone to volunteer to have the gene injected (or whatever you do) to see if it gives them a stammer. We’re not putting our hands up for that…

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We’re not entirely sure how they definitively linked this gene to the stammer – surely not on the basis of one mouse with a squeak impediment! Funny old world…

…but let’s get back to our picture theme! Enjoy what you do…

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The first part...

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The second part...

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Shirtless young man balancing on fitness ball

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About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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