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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Cement and Concrete
Mar23

Cement and Concrete

Concrete is not a modern material. Did you know the Romans used it? But who discovered it and how long ago was it used?

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Can Machines think – CAPTCHA and the Turing test
Mar20

Can Machines think – CAPTCHA and the Turing test

Can machines think ? Computer genius Alan Turing tried to answer this philosophical question by devising the Turing test. You might be surprised to find that you take part in this regularly with CAPTCHAs

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When there were two Guernseys
Mar16

When there were two Guernseys

There was a time when Guernsey consisted of 2 separate islands. It was military expendiency that drove the effort to re-unite the 2 parts of ‘Sarnia’ again.

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Charles Babbage – Computer Pioneer
Mar13

Charles Babbage – Computer Pioneer

Charles Babbage is widely regarded as the father of the computer. But without electricity what could an early 19th century computer possibly be like.

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How is Cider made
Mar09

How is Cider made

How is cider made and how is non-alcoholic apple juice produced ?

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