Paul Conneally is a Cultural Forager, poet and artist.
He writes on culture in its widest sense from art to politics, music and science and all points between.
His Twitter handle is @littleonion and on Instagram he is @little___onion
Artificial 3D Tongue Used to Explore the Pleasure of Chocolate
For many people the taste and feel of chocolate in the mouth as it slowly starts to melt and coat the tongue is a real pleasure but what is it about certain chocolates in the mouth that makes them more pleasurable than others? Scientists believed that the pleasure was beyond purely the taste of the chocolate and so set out to discover the physical process that takes place in the mouth when a chocolate or piece of chocolate is eaten.
Art School Orgy by Stewart Home
Art School Orgy by Stewart Home has been described as the ‘sickest book ever written’ and it might well be so depending on your own moral compass and, in parts, how delicate your stomach is. This could certainly be Home’s most outrageous yet and in parts it is a very unsettling read. Unsettling it might be but once started it is almost impossible to look away from or put down.
JILIAAN - Little Do You Know
There’s a new female singer songwriter talent in the town that brought you Adele. Yes, London Town is the home to German born star to be JILIAAN who has just dropped her first single ‘Little Do You Know’ on the resolutely independent record label New Reality Records.
Monkeypox Heart, as some are referring to it, is acute myocarditis associated with an infection of monkeypox. A 31-year-old male with confirmed monkeypox infection developed acute myocarditis approximately one week following the onset of monkeypox symptoms.
Hip Fracture Treatment Initiative Success
An initiative at to address the way that geriatric patients suffering from a hip fracture are dealt with from the moment they enter hospital to the time they leave and return for their first follow-up is showing good results.
Fat Talks to the Brain
The received wisdom for years has been that the only biofeedback from fat to brain and back was via chemicals, hormones. The body’s adipose tissue, a technical term for fat, produces hormones and these chemical messages move passively in the blood through the body and to the brain which then makes any adjustments to the way the body works accordingly. Now scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that the adipose tissue and the brain are actually connected by sensory neurons and messages are actively sent back and forth between the body’s fat and the brain. Yes, in effect your fat talks to your brain!
The artist Jacqui Gallon made ‘Aftermath’ during and as part of ‘Becoming Wild’ an immersive two day workshop led by artists Miffy Ryan and myself in the secluded wood that is currently Jacqui’s outside studio / workspace. The workshop was part of the 2022 Taiwanese Artist Intern / Residency programme hosted by Fearon Hall in Loughborough UK, curated by Jacqui Gallon and mentored / envisioned by Professor Ming Turner.
Singing Plumber Shocked By Saucy Internet Messages
When Leicestershire based singing plumber Kev Crane found himself with a record deal and featured in the press and TV all over the globe he had no idea that it would result in suggestive emails and social media contacts from admirers and fans!