Pykrete is a real substance made from wood chips and ice with strange and fantastical properties that were actually considered for use in building Royal Navy aircraft carriers during World War II.
Graphologists claim that individuals who share certain personality traits write in a similar fashion … Is this science or science fiction ?
As well as being king of surreal comedy Spike Milligan was an accomplished poet … so here’s some humorous poetry from the master of mirth … Mr Spike Milligan.
At its height there were 2,000 growers in Guernsey exporting nearly half a billion tomatoes every year. Today the industry is all but gone we look in this article at the rise and fall of a Guernsey legend.
A lot of what we ‘know’ to be true can sometimes turn out to be no more than an ‘urban legend’. Did the Nazi’s invent Fanta ? Does ‘Colgate’ means ‘go hang yourself’ in Spanish ? Can you tell whether they’re fact or fiction ?
The most accurate time piece today is an Atomic Clock. But how does it work & what’s the theory behind it ?
Jeans are a ubiquitous item of clothing these days with a multitude of styles and designs. But just who invented them and how did they become so popular ?
Improve and test your wordpower against some 18th- and 19th-century words, still in use today.
Believe it or not, the fax machine was invented over 165 years ago ! In this article we look at how this irreplacable office tool came about.
We take for granted the humble nail and screw when doing some DIY. But if we didn’t have them everything would fall apart, literally. So where did they origanate from ?
There’s a new kid in town. There’s a new intelligence that psychologists are calling “Emotional Intelligence” … colloquially we might call it “street smarts”
Capitalization rules tend to vary by language and can be quite complicated, but how did we get the mixture we have today in the English language?
Do you consider yourself a true Guern? What about if you had to take the test that’s part of the British citizenship exam?
The origins of one of the most famous world brands and something found on nearly every breakfast table.