How does a Microwave Oven Work ?
Jun19

How does a Microwave Oven Work ?

Microwave ovens are part of everyday life. But how to they work?

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Ockham’s Razor – The Elegance of Simplicity
Jun15

Ockham’s Razor – The Elegance of Simplicity

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate;” or “Plurality should not be posited without necessity.” A philosophical proposition that has shaped our world view.

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Forks
Jun12

Forks

A fork is a common every day object to all of us. But this wasn’t always so and their use and introduction is surprisingly recent.

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The Queen … “Our Duke”
Jun08

The Queen … “Our Duke”

“The Queen, Our Duke” – an odd thing to say, especially in a loyal toast to the English Sovereign. Nonetheless whenever Channel Islanders raise their glasses to her majesty that’s the toast that will be made.

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What’s stopping us falling through the floor?
Jun05

What’s stopping us falling through the floor?

Why is it that we don’t fall through the floor? What’s stopping us ? A stupid question, surely ? … not really when you consider what an atom is made up of.

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Penicillin – Wonderstuff
Jun01

Penicillin – Wonderstuff

The story of the miracle drug that we tend to take for granted today … Penicillan.

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Even more Tommy Cooper one liners
May29

Even more Tommy Cooper one liners

More Tommy Cooper one liners from the master himself …

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Huzarensalade
May25

Huzarensalade

Bring out your creative side – presentation is everything! …. Here’s a flexible and festive dish which can be used whenever

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The Ball-point pen
May22

The Ball-point pen

A ball-point pen is often called a Biro, because the brothers Biro invented it.

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Heroic Failures
May18

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.

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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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