First Remembrance Day 1919
On 11th November 1919, the first anniversary of Armistice day, the Britsh nation, in reponse to an invitation by King George V, stood in silence for two minutes at 11 o'clock in remembrance of all who had given their lives in the First World War. Here is a photograph of King George V, laying a wreath at cenotaph a monument erected in honour of people whose remains are elsewhere, located in Whitehall, London.
11 November 1919
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Blowfly laying eggs, SEM
Blowfly laying eggs. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female Lucilia sp. blowfly laying her eggs (lower left). A blowfly lays its eggs on dead bodies. This behaviour is studied by forensic entomologists. A blowfly detects a dead body by the odour of decomposition, and can arrive at a corpse minutes after death and lay up to 300 eggs. The decaying flesh is food for the maggots (fly larvae) that hatch from the eggs within 24 hours. These two-millimetre-long eggs are laid in patches around moist orifices such as the nose, ears and eyes, as well as open wounds. Fresh and unhatched blowfly eggs will indicate a very recent time of death. Magnification unknown.
© VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
'Sticklebacks', 1879, (1943). Creator: Alexander Francis Lydon
'Sticklebacks', 1879, (1943). River fish displaying mating behaviour. The female lays her eggs in a nest which the male has built. The males develop a red breast during the mating period. From "British Fresh-water Fishes" by William Houghton. Published in "Wildlife of Britain', by F. Fraser Darling. [Collins, London, 1943]
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