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  • Jamaican Immortal November 15, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Jamaican Immortal

    This is one in the immortals series. Human beings who lived remarkably long lives (be they factual or fictional). First the report from 1825. Died on 13 the December, at Kingston, Jamaica, an old negro woman, Patience, alias Nancy Lawrence, supposed to be aged about 140 years. The precise age of this extraordinary creature could […]

    Men and Women Out of Balance September 17, 2011

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Modern
    Men and Women Out of Balance

    A bit of a cookie-dough post today as Beachcombing tries to make sense of something that has being going around and around in his head. Last week, during the infamous hacker attack of Sept 2011, Beach noted the extraordinary gender imbalance in modern China where perhaps – the numbers are much contested – 119 boys […]