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5 Things You Never Knew About Snow

Those among you in the Great British isles this weekend will probably have some fairly strong opinions about snow. But although the BBC News site is saturated with articles about the effect on life, limb and liberty, there are certain things they won’t have covered. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in How?, What?, When?, Where?, Who?, Why?


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Do wormholes really bend space and time? If so, how is their pull that strong that they would distort time?

Do you see a white rabbit down there?

The theory is one that any self-respecting geek or Donnie Darko fan will be familiar with.  An Einstein-Rosen bridge is a theoretical tunnel through space and time which allows the user to travel further or more quickly than traditional linear travel between the two points.

Science knows a certain amount about this phenomenon, but they do not understand the full story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 2, 2012 in How?, Where?


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Who invented football? (Or soccer, if you’re not with the Empire.)

We British appear to have laid claim to football, taking it on as our national sport (even though we don’t appear to be very good.)  But was it actually invented by the British?

Actually, no.

It was invented by the Pope. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 23, 2012 in When?, Where?, Who?


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Where does the light go when I turn all the lights off and close the curtains?

You’re in a bright, well-lit room. But when the power goes out, where does all that lovely light that the room was so full of, go? It was wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, a room packed with light. Sure, you’ve ceased production of new light, but the existing stuff can’t just disappear into thin air – after all, the first thing they teach you in physics is that energy can’t be destroyed. So what happens? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 10, 2012 in Silly, What?, Where?


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When and where did coat hangers originate?

Coat hangers are such a simple invention, yet so useful.  It’s hard to imagine a life without them.  But it’s also difficult to imagine early Neanderthal man hanging up his loincloth in the cave – so they must have been invented at some point after clothes, right?

In the first century, approximately 430AD or so, a fine gentleman named Attila was ruler of the Hunnic Empire and was bent on invading and pillaging Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in When?, Where?, Who?


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