King cheetah coat
King cheetah coat. The king cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) has a different coat pattern to most other cheetahs, despite being of the same species. The blotched and stripy pattern is thought to be the result of a recessive mutation. When two cheetahs carrying the recessive allele mate, the king cheetah coat pattern may result. They have only been seen in the wild in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. The cheetah is the fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of over 110 kilometres per hour when hunting prey.
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David Wright woman in black and pink
Elegant woman in a black top, with a pink and black bow in her hair and gold jewellery. David Wright (1912 - 1967), was a popular British artist specialising in glamour. His series of pin-ups for The Sketch during the World War II period were immensely popular and morale-boosting to troops. Date: 1946
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Possible UFO sighting in Ireland
'Was it an Irish flying saucer or merely an airborne leprechaun?' A double-page spread relating to an incident that occurred in County Waterford, Ireland on the 26th December 1965. Jacqueline Wingfield and her friend Lisbet Mortensen were travelling by car when they spotted a bright object passing steadily from right to left across the sky in front of them; if not a UFO this could possibly have been a parhelion, or 'sun dog' caused by the reflection and refraction of sunlight from clouds of ice crystals.
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