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suze
1022483.  Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:58 am Reply with quote

Is that the little electric bus which trundles round the back doubles in the old part of town?

If so, then I've been on it, and it does appear to turn every 30 seconds!

 
Zebra57
1022578.  Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:58 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Is that the little electric bus which trundles round the back doubles in the old part of town?

If so, then I've been on it, and it does appear to turn every 30 seconds!


It seems to go everywhere, but where it double backs it is confusing even to residents. It not only double backs but also loops and criss-crosses itself!

 
Dix
1022788.  Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:48 pm Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
suze wrote:
Is that the little electric bus which trundles round the back doubles in the old part of town?

If so, then I've been on it, and it does appear to turn every 30 seconds!


It seems to go everywhere, but where it double backs it is confusing even to residents. It not only double backs but also loops and criss-crosses itself!


Here you go!
http://www.moviatrafik.dk/dinrejse/kort/Pages/Kort.aspx?direction_gid=9014200001110000&linegid=9011200001100000&line_name=11A
Perfect for tourists. Covers most of the vital bits except the Little Mermaid (and that's overrated in any case) and you'll never be taken too far away.

 
Zebra57
1027473.  Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:20 am Reply with quote

Is Danish Bacon eaten in Denmark? I was told that what Britain understands as Danish Bacon is not eaten in Denmark.

 
Dix
1027562.  Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:01 am Reply with quote

And you would be (mostly) right.

In Denmark, bacon is the stripey kind and very thinly cut so that when fried it turns very crispy. Its main use is as a garnish on top of your open sandwich (fried) or you'd wrap it around a sausage (unfried) and pop the whole thing on a grill.

When we still lived there there was only one supermarket - the upmarket fancy one - that would sometimes have back bacon. One type, and just a few packages languishing in a corner.

 
chrisboote
1027568.  Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:16 am Reply with quote

Well, obviously we in the UK pinch all the good bacon for ourselves 8-)

 
Zebra57
1027637.  Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:00 am Reply with quote

Danish Blue cheese is not as dominant on Danish supermarket shelves as one would expect from the marketing hype in the UK.

 
Dix
1028484.  Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:53 am Reply with quote

Well, obviously the UK pinch all the good cheese too :-)

 
Jenny
1028538.  Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:36 pm Reply with quote

Hmm - not so sure about that! Danish Blue is one of the few blue cheeses I don't like! On the whole, the Danes can keep it.

 
Zebra57
1054728.  Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:32 pm Reply with quote

Copenhagen Zoo has killed a baby giraffe because it is genetically worthless. It has displayed the dead animal to the public and then cut it up to feed to the lions.

The zoo turned down an offer from Britain to take the animal.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/why-copenhagen-zoo-killed-marius-giraffe

 
Alfred E Neuman
1054746.  Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:09 am Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
Copenhagen Zoo has killed a baby giraffe because it is genetically worthless. It has displayed the dead animal to the public and then cut it up to feed to the lions.


Not really.

For a start, it's not a baby, it's 18 months old and nearing sexual maturity.
Secondly, as it reaches sexual maturity it needs to be separated from the herd. This happens in nature.
The Copenhagen zoo doesn't have the facilities for an adult male.
The article also states that there were no suitable openings in other zoos.

 
knightmare
1054749.  Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:18 am Reply with quote

Quote:
The article also states that there were no suitable openings in other zoos.


Not really.

The article wrote:
A final option is sending the giraffe to a zoo that doesn't participate in the EAZA-led breeding programme


EAZA protecting EAZA, because a lot of people would pay a visit to a British or Dutch non-EAZA zoo to see the animal. The economy of pandas. Knut 2.0.

 
Zebra57
1054752.  Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:36 am Reply with quote

Copenhagen Zoo has a track record of disposing of surplus animals. The young giraffe is treated as a commodity and its theatrical disposal a "box office" attraction.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/marius-giraffe-killed-copenhagen-zoo-protests

 
Alfred E Neuman
1054765.  Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:33 am Reply with quote

knightmare wrote:
Quote:
The article also states that there were no suitable openings in other zoos.


Not really.


No, really.

Quote:
In this case, there were no acceptable openings.


At least if you accept that "suitable" and "acceptable" mean broadly the same thing in this context. I'm not commenting on the accuracy of the article, just highlighting what the article that Zebra linked to actually said.

 
gruff5
1054771.  Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:11 am Reply with quote

Probably had a better life than most factory farm animals.

 

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