My Picks for Top Tweets: 13 August 2017

Day 9 of daily tweets. These tweets are supposed to be, at least partly, an escape from some of the horrors going on around the world. I started writing today’s one and quickly veered off into the horrors of Charlottesville.

Anyway, that’s all now part of a separate post, which subscribers will have seen already. So, apart from a few political tweets, and a mention of the ever-ghastly Pat Robertson, we’ve got the Good Stuff here.

Cat Tweets

Back seat driver …


What a cutie!

Other Animals Tweets

Great photo bomb!


What a close-up!


Who has a partner like this? 😀




Creationists think evolution isn’t real because chickens don’t give birth to puppies …

Political Tweets

You have to laugh.


And that’s the issue. He doesn’t have a plan or a strategy.

Trump relies on unscientific social media polls, so we can too. I put in my vote for Obama. The result at the time was 95% for Obama!



History Tweets

Always take your jewelry off before you go for a swim!


Very cool.

You’ve probably all heard this quote from Albert Einstein before, but it seems pertinent again now.


Underwater camera 1930s …


Science Tweets

I’m a couple of days late with the 12th anniversary of this event, but it’s will worth including.


Entertainment Tweets

I loved this movie! Bring it on!


I wonder who did the polishing!


Star Wars: A New Hope has special memories for me. At the time, I could recite almost the whole script word for word.

Religion Tweets

The hypocrisy of this revolting man disgusts me.

Funny Tweets

Today I’m dedicating this section to the You Had One Job account.

The first is a bit creepy though …


Maybe they did too good a job!


No words.


I used to work at Waikato Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere. They had their own media department, which was excellent. However, one time they were designing some surveys for me. Throughout, doctor was spelled docter. (The copy I gave them to work from did, of course, say doctor.) You’d think that was one word they’d get right! It always surprises me when professionals don’t check spelling.


Guns in a gun shop. What a surprise!

No, it wasn’t in The Onion


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8 Responses to “My Picks for Top Tweets: 13 August 2017”

  1. nicky says:

    Some good tweets.

    However, I do not think that Waikato Hospital with about 600 (?) inpatient beds is the largest Hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. That is big of course, but far from the biggest. That would be the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto with 3294 inpatient beds (at present, due to renovations, temporarily reduced to about 2800).
    ‘Bara’ -as it is affectionately known- is the second largest hospital in the world, after the West China Hospital with more than 4000 beds (I do not count the Chang Gung Memorial ‘Hospital’ ‘s 9000 beds, since that is a spread out conglomerate of several hospitals).
    In South Africa alone (apart from Bara) Ga-Rankuwa (now George Mukari) Hospital in Pretoria with 1952 beds, Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town with 1899 beds and Groote Schuur Hospital, also in Cape Town, with 893 beds are all larger than Waikato.
    [Of course there are other measurements than number of beds, eg. number of medical personnel, number of patients treated, of operations performed, etc. etc., but it is the traditional measure to estimate a hospital’s size.]

    • nicky says:

      Oops, I forgot KZN: Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Mabeni: 1200 beds and Madadeni regional Hospital: 1107 beds, Edendale Hospital: 900 beds. There is also a psychiatric hospital with more than 1100 beds in KZN (no,no, no cheap shots about Zulu’s apparently being a bit crazy): Ekuhlengeni Hospital.
      In the North West there is Mafikeng Provincial (392 beds) sharing the same Campus with Bophelong Psychiatric hospital with 420 beds. Whether that is one hospital is a moot point of course.
      I’m sure there are several others larger than 600 beds in SA. Even in NZ, doesn’t Auckland Hospital have more than 700 beds?

    • There are bigger ones than Waikato here spread over several hospitals here too.

      The “biggest” is something we were always told, so I assumed it was correct. At one point I had a manager who’d moved here from Australia and she said there was nothing bigger there, so perhaps it should be Australasia.

      • nicky says:

        The existentialist parking at Waikato reminds me of a sign in a Japanese clothing store: “Ladies can have their fits upstairs”.

  2. nicky says:

    And the Pat Robertson juxtaposition is brilliant!

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