I had a myth shattered today. The Sea Life Aquarium at
I had grown up on Boys Own stories of intrepid explorers falling out of canoes into the Amazon. I can still picture today piranhas, in a feeding frenzy, tearing the flesh off the still living body.
We enjoyed the tunnel with a glass roof – and it was possible to watch sharks swimming over head. The other plaque that caught my eye was an explanation that sharks are really gentle fish – and very seldom eat humans. Bang goes another myth.
It becomes rather easy then to destroy a myth by the simple task of exhibiting a little notice.
On the entrance to `the bed room of the candidate’ you need a series of little notices.
- Eleven plus examinations really are quite hard.
- When we say, `Do your best’ what we really mean is that we really do WANT you to pass.
- We don’t really mind which school you go to, so long as you are happy.
- If you don’t do a reasoning paper every day a shark or a piranha will get you in your dreams.