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What Will Happens to the Earth if the Ozone Layer Keeps Ripping?

Today you can’t pick up a newspaper or watch a nature programme without hearing about global warming and the damage we are doing to our planet. However this isn’t the first natural calamity, caused by man in the modern era – until a decade ago it was all about “the Ozone Layer”.

How to Buy Your Own Country : The Biggest Real Estate Deal in History – Alaska

In August 2019 Newspapers started to report, what on the face of it seemed to be just another of President Trumps crazy rambling stream of consciousness ideas. He wanted to buy another country!

Guernseys Lonely Sentinel – Brehon Tower

Dominating the entrance to the sheltered sanctuary of St Peter Port Harbour on the east coast of Guernsey is the Brehon Rock. Atop of which sits Brehon tower – a now lonely sentinel guarding the Little Russel. In this article we look at its military history.

What would have happened if the gunpowder plot had succeeded?

Any answer to this question will be, of course , pure speculation....

How is the Non-Stick Coating Stuck on to Kitchenware?

How do you get something that’s main purpose is to not to stick, stick to something ? – Teflon and how to make it ‘sticky’

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Guernsey Quiz – How Well Do you know the Bailiwick ?

How would you rate your knowledge of our dear old Sarnia Cherie ? Are you a ‘Bailiwick Brainiac’ or a ‘Channel Island Chump’ when it comes to an appreciation of the history and culture of THE best Channel Island ?
Test your knowledge with 25 questions we’ve prepared to tempt & tease out those nuggets of information that we’re sure you will have squirrelled away somewhere in the recesses of your brain. And if not, and it’s all new to you, then, hey – “Every day is a school day” as they say 🙂

Wordsmith – Test your Guernsey French

Guernsey French is theoretically the mother tongue of our island home, Guernsey. However it is dying out rapidly. So how many of these Guernsey French words do you know (or can guess)? Improve and test your Patois wordpower by matching each of the words below to one of the multiple possible definitions.

What was the Braye du Valle Like before it was Reclaimed?

Before 1806 Guernsey was separated at high tide into 2 islands by a channel running across the island from the Vale church to modern day St. Sampson’s harbour. But what was it like before it was filled in ?

What Will Happens to the Earth if the Ozone Layer Keeps Ripping?

Today you can’t pick up a newspaper or watch a nature programme without hearing about global warming and the damage we are doing to our planet. However this isn’t the first natural calamity, caused by man in the modern era – until a decade ago it was all about “the Ozone Layer”.

How to Buy Your Own Country : The Biggest Real Estate Deal in History – Alaska

In August 2019 Newspapers started to report, what on the face of it seemed to be just another of President Trumps crazy rambling stream of consciousness ideas. He wanted to buy another country!

Guernseys Lonely Sentinel – Brehon Tower

Dominating the entrance to the sheltered sanctuary of St Peter Port Harbour on the east coast of Guernsey is the Brehon Rock. Atop of which sits Brehon tower – a now lonely sentinel guarding the Little Russel. In this article we look at its military history.

What would have happened if the gunpowder plot had succeeded?

Any answer to this question will be, of course , pure speculation....

How Were the Battlefields of WWI Cleared up After the War Ended ?

Whilst the First World War was a truly global conflict the area of devastation on the Western Front was, compared to WWII, more restricted in size. The devastation though was much more concentrated. So, once the killing had stopped how were the bloody, churned up, gas drenched battlefields cleaned up ?

Monks on Herm

Christianity arrived in the Channel Islands during the 6th Century AD. It was brought largely by Welsh refugees escaping the tyranny of the Anglo Saxon invaders in their home areas. In this article we look at one of the smallest Channel Islands – Herm – and how monks came to the island

Bonus Question : Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?

We at guernseydonkey.com are always keen to promulgate that ever exapanding ‘body of knowledge’ we like to call “intenet fluff”. Accordingly we recycle here for your delectation a story that seems to have begun its life way back in 1997 when the internet was still young. Multiple examples now exist and its opening often varies – who the setter supposedly was and at what institution – but the core of the piece is always the same. Enjoy! 🙂

The One Man Invasion of Sark

Not a lot happens on the island of Sark, that was until August...

The Four Stages of Public Opinion

Humans are a fickle lot. You only have to look at how public opinion seems to swing wildly from day to day. So, it might come as rather refreshing to hear how British biologist, Thomas Henry Huxley, 150 years go made a rather pithy observation called “The Four Stages of Public Opinion”.

How is the Non-Stick Coating Stuck on to Kitchenware?

How do you get something that’s main purpose is to not to stick, stick to something ? – Teflon and how to make it ‘sticky’

Why Do Humans Have Finger & Toenails?

A fingernail is produced by living skin cells in the finger. Fingernails and toenails are almost exclusively a feature of humans and primates. But why do we have them at all ?

If Humans Could Fly How Big Would Their Wings Have to Be?

Humans were clearly not meant to fly … we weigh a lot more in proportion to our size than birds, which have hollow bones. But is it possible to flay under our own power ?

Latest Local News

BBC News - Guernsey

BBC News - Guernsey

One man continues to be treated at Southampton General Hospital following the crash.
Posted: December 2, 2021, 6:58 pm
Police tell Guernsey Christmas partygoers to take public transport, walk or designate a driver.
Posted: December 2, 2021, 11:18 am
Cluhein Trubshaw is preparing to leave Guernsey as she cannot find anywhere affordable to live.
Posted: December 1, 2021, 6:03 pm
The licences, all for vessels registered in Normandy or Brittany, come into force in February 2022.
Posted: December 1, 2021, 5:15 pm
Face coverings are mandatory in some public areas in Guernsey in response to the Omicron variant.
Posted: December 1, 2021, 2:42 pm
Guernsey FC lose a fourth successive game as they are beaten 6-0 at Marlow in Isthmian League South Central.
Posted: November 30, 2021, 9:44 pm

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W. Clement Stone

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