Some hilarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature ! (plus some parental misunderstandings)
Instead of swearing, some people say “Gordon Bennett.” But why? Did he exist and, if so, who was he?
Most of us would like to think that Richard the Lionheart did in fact encounter history’s most famous outlaw, Robin Hood. So is there any chance that he ever did ?
Wednesday the 18th of January 1871 was a bitter cold day. At noon, with the smell of smoke in the air from nearby Paris, burning under the Prussian siege and bombardment, a fateful gathering took place in the Palace of Versailles. An event that would play on the minds of the French 43 years later and help to propel Europe’s slide into World War I.
Europeans have been using the wheelbarrow for about 800 hundred years. But the Chinese invented it at least 1,000 years before that. The Ancient Chinese even gave their wheelbarrows names such as “Wooden Ox” and “Gliding Horse” and some even had sails on them.
Being a small community isolated from the rest of the world it’s no surprise that Guernsey used to posses a rich set of folklore tales, ancient cures and remedies for ailments and many superstitious tales. In this article we’ve gathered together some of the more intriguing and somewhat amusing wisdom of the old Guernésiais folk.
The perennial question, if you happen to find yourself overweight and contemplating the not so nice prospect of going on a calorie controlled diet is always : What can you eat that uses up more calories than it gives?
Fibre optics represents an evolutionary leap in the speed and bandwidth capacity of telecommunications systems. Copper cable, once the standard for phone lines, can transmit a few million electrical signals per second, while fibre can handle a staggering 20 billion light pulses per second.
Napoleon wanted to invade and conquer Britain so too did Hitler but they both failed. So … When exactly was the last Invasion of Britain ?
Almost a century ago, the expeditions of both Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton found evidence, in the form of fossil ferns and coal, that Antartica has not always been a frozen wilderness. So what is it’s history ?
In this article we’ve brought together an inventory of the incompetent, a record of the ridiculous, a catalogue of catastrophes and cock-ups from all over the globe.
The waters around Guernsey are bursting with succulent sea food. None more so than Guernsey scallops. Try this mouth watering recipe with what I consider the king of all shellfish – Guernsey Scallops.
How and when did the Earth acquire the Moon? Much light has been shed since the Apollo moon landings and more recently when super-computers have enabled more detailed modelling to take place.
Following on from our earlier “Is free will an illusion ?” we look here at a new study that claims that “Our Bodies Can Predict The Future!” – or at least people’s bodies know a big event is coming just before it happens.
The calendar we use today is little different to that decreed by Julius Casear over 2,050 years ago. In this article we look at the details surrounding this historic and seminal event.