“there’s nothing I love more than a good boite”

Attention! Word of the week!

In French, the word Boite (it’s pronouced ‘bwat’ and it is supposed to have a little line over one of the letters – but I couldn’t find that symbol on my computer) means:

1.    A Cabaret and Jazzy nightclub or restaurant.

Putting the Boite into action:

Scene…

Mystery Man       Hey Dares… Wanna go to this groovy new boite?

Dares                   Oooh, there’s nothing I love more than a good boite!

Discovering this little but enormousley satisfying word brings me lots more pleasure than it should.

Now, if you’re following the Dares it’s very likely that other than a love for nineties nostalgia (I promise my next act will NOT be 90’s themed)! you also have a love for the Zebra! I got my inspiration for these magnificent creatures whilst on safari in Tanzania. On the Serengeti I was lucky enough to see herds of Zebra and wilderbeast feeding, drinking cautiously, being wary of hippos and crocs at their water hole.

!QUESTION! What do you know about your Zebras?

Zebras really are remarkable creatures. Here’s my top 10 Zebra facts from one Zebra lover to another:

Fact 1: Each Zebra has an unique pattern. Much like our fingerprints no two Zebras are identical!

Fact 2: A Zebra foal identifies its mother by sight. Thus after birth, mare and foal spend time away from the herd so that the foal can memorize his (or her) mothers stripes. The foal will stay in close proximity to the mare for upto a year!

Fact 3: Male zebra are vicious. The alpha stallion will have to defend his harem from young males who are coming of age. These fights involve biting around the head and neck, wrestling and, kicking. If you see an old males face it will be pockmarked with scars. Stallions have also been known to go on the offensive against wild dogs and hyenas that they deem to be a threat.

Fact 4: The stripes are used to confuse predators. When running from a predator the zebra will zigzag. This causes their stripes to blur with the high plains grass.

Fact 5: You cannot ride a Zebra as their back will not support the weight of a human.

Fact 6: If a Zebra becomes poorly its mane will droop to one side. A healthy Zebra has a punk mohawk mane going on, which looks awesome.

Fact 7: The males can be distinguished from the females by thick muscular necks and lots of scars.

Fact 8: Young stallions branch off and form bachelor herds as they reach maturity.

Fact 9: A Zebra can run up to 35mph and lives for arouns 25-30 years in the wild

Fact 10: You know that age old question?! Is a Zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Well scientistts recently discovered that the answer is… (drum role here) black with white stripes!

If any one has any other facts about these beautiful creatures please fill me in, I love to learn more about these stunning animals.

Other news, I have two brand spanking new housemates who are brilliant and I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who shared my statuses and helped me get viewings for the flat.

Until next week,

Stay energised and Keep it animalistic

Dares

 

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