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Is there a Place in our Brains where Consciousness exists ?

“We no longer have to wonder what self-awareness looks like – we can see it for ourselves” : A bold statement indeed. What we’re referring to here though is that scientists now believe that they can trace where they think conscientiousness physically sits in the brain

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.

Elemental Questions : What is Fire Made of ?

Fire – one of the most primitive and yet intriguing of the ‘fundamental elements in our world. Indeed one of the things that differentiates mankind from the rest of the animal kingdom is his ability to make and control fire. but : What is fire made of ? What is its atomic structure? What causes things to burst into flame in the first place and why can’t all materials be made to produce flame ?

Words that were re-invented by the Internet

Innovations and new technology always brings with it new terminologies and new vocabularies but they can also reinvent definitions for existing words. In this article we look at six words the internet reinvented.

George Métivier – Guernsey’s national poet

Have you ever heard of Guernseyman George Métivier? Well if you haven’t then you might like to know that he’s been described as “Guernsey’s Robert Burns” by no less than Victor Hugo himself, and even considered the island’s national poet!

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George Métivier – Guernsey’s national poet

Have you ever heard of Guernseyman George Métivier? Well if you haven’t then you might like to know that he’s been described as “Guernsey’s Robert Burns” by no less than Victor Hugo himself, and even considered the island’s national poet!

Beating the Bankers at their Own Game – the Guernsey Way

In 1815 Guernsey was a desperate place. Impoverished and poor. BUT she had at that time among their leaders some honest men of keen intellect, who were willing to put forward some revolutionary suggestions and to embark upon a monetary experiment that transformed the community into an active prosperous and happy place to be in a very short time.

Guernsey Legends – The Devil and the Schoolmaster

One of Guernsey’s more intriguing legends because it is about the appearance of the Devil to, of all people, a schoolmaster.

Elemental Questions : What is Fire Made of ?

Fire – one of the most primitive and yet intriguing of the ‘fundamental elements in our world. Indeed one of the things that differentiates mankind from the rest of the animal kingdom is his ability to make and control fire. but : What is fire made of ? What is its atomic structure? What causes things to burst into flame in the first place and why can’t all materials be made to produce flame ?

Words that were re-invented by the Internet

Innovations and new technology always brings with it new terminologies and new vocabularies but they can also reinvent definitions for existing words. In this article we look at six words the internet reinvented.

Why do we have five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot?

We seem to have the exactly the right number to do the job – but why 5 fingers and five toes on each appendage – Why not 6 or 10 on each ? In this article we look at what is believed to be the reason it is “just so”.

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.

4 More Myths About World War I Debunked

2014 was the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the supposed “war to end all wars”. It was the first ‘modern mechanised war’ and a lot of myths about it have been built up over the years. In this article we look at some of the bigee “facts” that are just plain wrong

The Declaration of Arbroath (Scotland declares independence)

If the 4th July 1776 is remembered for the momentous statement that begins, When in the course of human events … then Saturday the 6th April 1320 should be noted for an equally stirring declaration of independence when another nation struggled for freedom from English rule.

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.

When Moms text – Some More Parental text bloopers

Some hilarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature ! (plus some parental misunderstandings)

Riddle me this … Can you solve these Riddles?

Pit yourself against some mind bending riddles and see if you can work out what each one is referring to.

The Best Hoaxes in History

If you had to name some of history’s best all time hoaxes what would you come up with ? In this article we look at what , we consider, the top 3 hoaxes of all time (so far).

Word Challenge : Spondulicks , Collywobbles Intenerete and more

English is one of the richest languages in the world. At the last count there were estimated to be over 1 million words in the English lexicon. In this article we’ve gathered together just a few of the more unusual ones to see if you know (or can guess) what they mean.

Latest Local News

BBC News - Guernsey

The latest stories from the Guernsey section of the BBC News web site.

Guernsey preserve their World League status, finishing third in Division Five with a 19-run win over Vanuatu
Posted: May 28, 2016, 7:30 pm
Guernsey miss out on promotion after defeat by Oman and now face a play-off to stay in World League Division Five.
Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:21 pm
Six candidates who claimed Guernsey's 2016 election was "illegal" have been told "no laws were broken".
Posted: May 27, 2016, 3:51 pm
Jersey beat Guernsey by seven wickets to keep their hopes of promotion from World Cricket League Division Five alive.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:19 pm
A transgender woman wins her bid to have a ferry firm removed the words "ladies" and "gents" from its toilets.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 1:15 pm
Temporary closures of Guernsey's Income Tax Office end after nearly four years.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 1:10 pm

Quote of the Day…

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

GUERNSEY FC – The Best Small Club in the World

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