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Do Identical Twins have Identical Fingerprints ?

Identical twins come from the same sperm and egg – and thus have the same DNA – ie EXACT identical genetic makeup. So do they therefore have the same fingerprints? Or to put it another way would twins force Hercule Poirot’s “little grey cells” into overdrive in a murder investigation ?

Manet – The Painter who gave Birth to Impressionism

Although not truly an Impressionist himself, Manet is widely considered the father of Impressionism and one of the most influential painters of his century. In this article we briefly look at his life.

Why Can’t We Travel Faster than the Speed of Light

Why Can’t We Travel Faster than the Speed of Light? – This might be news to some of you but if you’re familiar with Einsteins theory of relativity, and that most famous of equations E=mc2, you’ll understand the limitations imposed by the equation. But exactly why should it be like this ?

Hugoids – Some Victor Hugo Factoids

Victor Hugo is well known locally as a world renowned literaty genuis and for his exile from his beloved France spent in his second home, Guernsey. However we’ve gathered together some rather less known factoids – or Hugoids as we like to call them.

The First Cities

Thursday July 12 2007 was a seminal day (apparently). On that day the a United Nations report, that coincided with World Population Day, revealed that for the first time in history, more people were now living in cities than rural areas. But how did this come about ? In this artice we look at the key argricultural and technological developements needed for this to happen.

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Hugoids – Some Victor Hugo Factoids

Victor Hugo is well known locally as a world renowned literaty genuis and for his exile from his beloved France spent in his second home, Guernsey. However we’ve gathered together some rather less known factoids – or Hugoids as we like to call them.

The Silver Mines of Sark – A Short History

OVER the generations Sark has received her fair share of invaders. In 1834 250 Cornish miners ‘invaded’, brought over to open new Silver Mine shafts.

Jersey Legends & Folklore

Both Guernsey and Jersey folklore is full of stories of witches and ghosts. But in Jersey in the 18th and 19th century’s ‘witch balls’ entered the popular folklore of the time.

Manet – The Painter who gave Birth to Impressionism

Although not truly an Impressionist himself, Manet is widely considered the father of Impressionism and one of the most influential painters of his century. In this article we briefly look at his life.

If All Time Zones Converge at the North and South Poles – How Do They Tell Time There?

All those vertical line markings on globes do reflect the reality. All the time zones do meet at the two poles, so how do the denizens of the South Pole (and the much fewer and usually shorter-term residents of the North Pole) handle the problem ?

Is it possible to clone a Dinosaur like in Jurassic Park ?

The film “Jurassic Park” introduced a very interesting concept regarding the possibility of cloning a long dead species from preserved DNA – in this case dinosaurs. Sounds plausible – but is it ?

The First Cities

Thursday July 12 2007 was a seminal day (apparently). On that day the a United Nations report, that coincided with World Population Day, revealed that for the first time in history, more people were now living in cities than rural areas. But how did this come about ? In this artice we look at the key argricultural and technological developements needed for this to happen.

Charlemagne- The Greatest Emperor Since the Romans ?

We tend to think of the Dark Ages as a period of unending European misery. A period after the fall of the Roman Empire of cultural and technical stagnation. However there was at least one high point humanity in Europe raised it’s head out of the ‘darkness’ to witness something truly remarkable.

The Day St George lost his head … literally

On the 23rd April 303 AD in Nicomedia, (near today’s Istanbul), St George of dragon fame was beheaded on the orders of the Roman emperor Diocletian. As you’re no doubt aware he went on to become the patron saint of Englend, and quite a few other places as well as it happens. The story of his life and death is no less fascinating.

Milligan’s Magical Mirth

Some humerous poetry from the wacky world of the master of mirth … Mr Spike Milligan.
There are holes in the sky
Where the rain gets in,
But they’re ever so small
That’s why rain is thin.

It’s a Strange World – Some Humerous Catastrophes and Cock-ups from around the Planet

In this article we’ve brought together an inventory of the incompetent, a record of the ridiculous, a catalogue of catastrophes and cock-ups.

Failing with Elan – Some Truely Heroic Failures

It’s part of the human experience that despite our best efforts “Things just don’t work”. Here we look at some amusing examples of how to fail with real elan.

Do Identical Twins have Identical Fingerprints ?

Identical twins come from the same sperm and egg – and thus have the same DNA – ie EXACT identical genetic makeup. So do they therefore have the same fingerprints? Or to put it another way would twins force Hercule Poirot’s “little grey cells” into overdrive in a murder investigation ?

Origins of Some English Eponyms : Juggernaut, Lynching, Malapropism, Maverick & Tantalise

Eponyms are one of the most fascinating examples of how the English language gains new words. In this article we take a colourful look at the phenomenon some eponyms like : Juggernaut, Lynching, Malapropism, Maverick & Tantalise.

Why do we blush?

Blushing is rather an odd physiological and psychological response to embarrassment or awkward social situations. Could there be any rational or logical explanation for this? What possible evolutionary reason could there be for such a strange phenomenon.

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Plans for the buildings and infrastructure needed to export waste from Guernsey are approved by politicians.
Posted: July 27, 2016, 3:03 pm
Kerbside recycling in Guernsey will continue until at least the end of 2017.
Posted: July 26, 2016, 5:06 pm
A Channel Islands airline apologises for "unprecedented volume of disruption" on flights between Guernsey and Jersey.
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Leicestershire academy director Nic Pothas joins Sri Lanka, while Carl Crowe returns to the Grace Road club.
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The States of Alderney "should bid" to run its own air services due to the "level of dissatisfaction".
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