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Singer and song please …

1.  Hello darkness my old friend …
2.  I am a lineman for the county …
3.  A candy-coloured clown they call the sandman …
4.  Dirty old river, must you keep rolling, flowing into the night …
5.  We skipped the light fandango …
6. You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht …
7. Strolling along, minding my own business …
8. If I should stay I would only be in your way …
9. When I was just a little girl …
10. When I was a little girl ……

The Monty Hall problem

three-doors

Via businessballs: Aside from being an entertaining statistical curiosity, the puzzle demonstrates how readily many people base decisions their on instinct, and in many cases then reinforce their decision because of an entrenched personal stance in which logic and reason are ignored.…

Trout

Rossa had planned trout this evening and absentmindedly, I also bought some today. This is Rossa’s treatment of it:

Trout fillet marinated in olive oil, grated garlic, grated fresh ginger, lime juice from half a lime and lime zest for 15 mins. Took 3 mins to cook. Tip into hot pan and then add 100ml coconut milk. Turn off gas and let it cook through.

Boiled basmati rice, sugar snap peas and chopped coriander to finish.

Very versatile as you could use chicken, prawns or ‘meaty’ white fish like a cod steak or monkfish. Took no more than 30 mins including prep time. Very fresh tasting and we both liked it. Another one to add to the quick supper menu!

Could add chopped fresh green or red chillies to be more of a Thai curry.

These were their real names

What can you tell us  about each of them? They should all be well known to you:

1.  Theodosia Goodman
2.  Allan Stewart Konigsberg
3.  Frances Ethel Gumm
4.  Kong Fu-Zi
5.  Eva Maria Duarte
6. William Jefferson Blythe
7.  Margaret Hookman
8.  Gaius Julius Caesar
9.  Lesley Hornby
10. Ehrich Weiss

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