Omphaloskepsis

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Four statues depicting omphaloskepsis.

It is a little known fact that Renault Bears have been held back through-out history because of omphaloskepsis. They could have been rulers of our planet if it were not for this one little thing. Many people consider that we are the ruling species on this planet because we have thumbs but there is something much more important to consider and that is omphaloskepsis. Some people have been known to practice omphaloskepsis for up to three hours a day. So just what is this mystery element? Omphaloskepsis or navel-gazing is contemplation of one’s navel as an aid to meditation.

A Big Welcome To George

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Today we would like to welcome our new friend George to Jammy Toast. This is probably going to be a very short post because George has no idea where he came from and can’t remember anything before he was rescued from a Car Boot Sale by MJC Collectables in Rushden, Northamptonshire. This is quite often the case with Renault Bears, they have an inbuilt defence whereby they forget anything which upsets them or could cause them harm. This probably means George was loved by a child somewhere who then outgrew him and gave him away to the Car Boot Sale like last week’s rubbish.

Lost Teddy Set To Work In The Laundry

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As we all know, here at Jammy Toast, teddy bears can be quite adventurous and have even been known to wander off from time to time. Unfortunately, this has proven catastrophic for one teddy bear who has gone off on his own for a walk and got lost. Although he may not have travelled as far as Paddington did from Peru, he has still ended up a long way from home. The teddy bear was in hospital with his owner when he decided to do a little investigating and unfortunately ended up at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board’s laundry department in Llansamlet, Swansea.

Bears’ Big Secret Revealed

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Here at Jammy Toast we are never surprised by anything to do with bears. They are one of the most recognisable and iconic families of animals. The eight living species include the Spectacled Bear, Sun Bear and Sloth Bears alongside the more familiar Polar Bear and Giant Panda. Young bears are born in protective dens as they are very small, blind and deaf. But they are not helpless for long, developing and gaining weight rapidly. And therein lies their secret. Their ability to put on weight so rapidly.

Paddington Bear’s Cousins Face Extinction

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Paddington Bear got in touch with us this morning to reveal to us how his wild friends are doing back in darkest Peru. The bear immortalised by Michael Bond in the much-loved Paddington Bear books is happily living in London these days but his wild cousins are under threat of extinction, campaigners have warned. An animal charity is calling for a clampdown on killers of the endangered Spectacled or Andean bear, after wildlife officials found a severed claw at a Colombian National Park headquarters. It was left next to an anonymous note threatening further bear killings.

Homeless And Alcoholic

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Two homeless bears are struggling to find a new home – because they are both alcoholics. A British animal charity is appealing for help in finding a home for the pair who were confiscated from a Russian restaurant. Anna Kogan from the British Big Hearts Foundation said that they were struggling to find somewhere in Europe that was capable of taking the bears. She said; “The problem is that they are alcoholics, and it is even more difficult to wean bears off alcohol than it is with human beings.”

Why No New Bears?

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Iwas asked yesterday why we haven’t rescued any new bears for quite some time and, when I checked, I realised that it has been a long time. In fact, the last time we had a new arrival here at Jammy Toast was back in January 2013. There are a few reasons for this but mainly it is as a result of our own success. When we first started saving bears from eBay auctions, for example, we quite often only had to pay 99p for a bear plus a couple of quid for postage. Then suddenly, people began to realise that someone was buying up all the Renault Bears and the prices shot through the roof. You cannot get a Renault Bear on eBay now for less than a tenner and they sell like hot cakes.