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Tom Holland
Gentleman scholar. New biography of Athelstan out now! Herodotus translator. Dinosaur lover. Hedgehog conservator. A 'leading English cricketer' - The Times
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Tom Holland 34m
Replying to @benfenton
Oh, perfect
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Patrick Kidd 42m
Reminds me of the joke about man who finds a penguin in street. Asks policeman what to do with it. PC: "Take it to the zoo." Next week PC sees man still with penguin. PC: "Thought I told you to take it to the zoo." Man: "Yes and he loved it. Today I'm taking him to the cinema."
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Tom Holland 1h
Maybe it's my misinterpretation of the passage.
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Tom Holland 1h
Replying to @HelloMrsBell
Yes, that's true.
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Tom Holland 1h
Replying to @holland_tom
Anyway, a very happy to all my followers!
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Tom Holland 1h
Replying to @holland_tom
In 2015 - like the von Trapps at the end of The Sound Of Music - a fugitive penguin from Tbilisi zoo has escaped over the nearest international border.
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Tom Holland 1h
Replying to @holland_tom
In 1931, 2 penguins made a break for it in Surbiton. "Should anyone see 2 penguins roaming in the Surrey lanes," The Times advised, "they should call them by name..."
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Tom Holland 1h
Apparently it's . The largest penguin that ever existed was 2 metres long & weighed 115 kg.
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Tom Holland 1h
It was in 's new book: the encephalisation quotient. (All Greek to me!)
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Tom Holland 1h
And doesn't even include the scariest fact of all - that by one estimate may have been as smart as a chimp:
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Tom Holland 2h
Replying to @noise_random
One day, perhaps!
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Tom Holland 3h
My only concern right now is to stop the Tunnel
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Tom Holland 3h
As Kenny says
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Tom Holland 3h
Alexander similarly left Aristotle behind...
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Tom Holland 3h
Whole dimensions of scientific research are opening up...
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Tom Holland 4h
Well, that would be a treat indeed!
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Tom Holland 4h
Has it? Goodness, then I'm in!
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Tom Holland 4h
Australia's so great.
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Tom Holland 4h
I did know that, because I read James Woodford's wonderful book about wombats a few years back.
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Tom Holland 5h
And might so easily have been king of Albania...
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