Squeak Impediment


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

Today’s Gallery Theme is: ‘Training Fun’


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.


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…


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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Shirtless young man balancing on fitness ball



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Born Northampton UK
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