new portrait of Queen Elizabeth, currently in the Tate Modern
Great typo by Reuters a couple of days ago... A rather dull story about bees was brought to life by a rather overzealous spellchecker. I quote:
"With its highly evolved social structure of tens of thousands of worker bees commanded by Queen Elizabeth, the honey bee genome could also improve the search for genes linked to behavior" (I wish the Americans would learn to spell).
It goes on to finally explain the reason why the Queen has ruled for so long:
"Queen Elizabeth has 10 times the lifespan of workers and lays 2,000 eggs a day".
No wonder she's looking a bit tired these days.