It sounds like a barely believable plot in a Dracula-inspired novel. But scientists believe that regular injections of young blood could help keep us youthful in both mind and body. Studies reveal that a chemical found in young blood can boost brains and strengthen withered muscles. The discovery could even help those already suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, with hopes that tests on patients could start later this year. Read more >>
In this cartoon by Mac from the Daily Mail, a meals-on-wheels lady is delivering a meal to Mr and Mrs Warrilow. Not seeing them, she calls 'Coeee' up the stairs. In fact, the elderly couple are hiding behind the door, waiting to pounce on the young girl and suck her blood with their vampire teeth (which you can see if you click on the picture to enlarge).
We are meant to assume that Mr and Mrs Warrilow (I don't think the surname is significant) have read the story about injections of young blood reversing ageing and are keen to put the theory to the test!
1. Meals on wheels are meals delivered to elderly people or invalids who are unable either to prepare meals or have meals otherwise provided. The word 'wheels' refers to the wheels of the delivery vehicle.
2. Cooee (pronounced 'coo' as in 'you', and 'ee' and in 'we') is an exclamation used to attract attention, especially at a distance. According to Oxford Dictionaries, it's imitative of a signal used by Australian Aborigines and copied by settlers.