The Printing Press – Taking the written word to the masses
May15

The Printing Press – Taking the written word to the masses

Ideas that changed the World : The invention of printing & the printing press like many innovations evolved over time but there was one seminal moment when the printing press exploded on the scene and changed society forever.

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The Safety Razor – A History
May11

The Safety Razor – A History

There was a time when men took their life in their hands when shaving. King Camp Gillette helped to change all that.

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Some more historical myths debunked
May08

Some more historical myths debunked

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a : Who perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here. Who really was the 1st US President? Did Mediaeval people really think the Earth was flat ?

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Jersey Royal – King of Potatoes
May04

Jersey Royal – King of Potatoes

Jersey Royals have been grown on Jersey for over 130 years. But how did such a small place as Jersey become so renowned for a variety of potato ?

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How To … Brew Apple Cider
May01

How To … Brew Apple Cider

Home brewing apple cider is surprisingly easy. In this article we look at how you can use up all those spare apples from your garden that you might have every Autumn.

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Nursery Rhymes – Origin & History II
Apr27

Nursery Rhymes – Origin & History II

Behind every nursery rhyme is a history and story that’s every bit intriguing as the rhyme itself.

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Why is the scoring system in Tennis so odd?
Apr24

Why is the scoring system in Tennis so odd?

The scoring system in modern Tennis is pretty odd … “Deuce”, “love”, “15-30-40”. So where did the game and the odd scoring system originate ?

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How To … Fire a Musket
Apr20

How To … Fire a Musket

In the Napoleonic wars the cannon and musket was king of the battlefield. But how do you load and fire a smooth bore musket ?

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How was the order of our alphabet determined?
Apr17

How was the order of our alphabet determined?

Is there any particular reason why A comes before B or that Z is the last letter of the alphabet? We delve here into the origins of this and the system of writing.

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The Anthropic Principle
Apr13

The Anthropic Principle

Why does the universe have all the right physical characteristics to support intelligent life. How probable is it ? Does the universe only exist at all once it has conscious observers ?

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Wordsmith – Food for thought
Apr10

Wordsmith – Food for thought

Improve and test your gastronomic wordpower.

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The Spread of Christianity in the Ancient World
Apr06

The Spread of Christianity in the Ancient World

They were unlikely leaders. Most knew more about mending nets than winning converts. Yet 2,000 years later, all over the world, the apostles are still drawing people in.

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Footy Funnies
Apr03

Footy Funnies

Who said footballers aren’t intelligent ? … Here are some amusing pontifications of our “top” footballers …

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Guernsey Gâche
Mar30

Guernsey Gâche

Guernsey Gâche (pronounced Gosh) is one of Guernsey’s definitive delicacies

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How To … Make Soap
Mar27

How To … Make Soap

How to make soap at home.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”

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