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How do Ants Communicate ?

When ants discover a food source its not long after that their fellow colony members descend on that location to make the most of any tasty morsel that’s been discovered. Clearly there’s some form of communication going on between colony members – but how ?

What Did the Ancient Romans Eat ?

What Did the Ancient Romans Eat ? – The short answer is … The Romans ate pretty much everything they could lay their hands on.

Herm’s Flag

Herm’s flag hasn’t actually been around that long – only since the 1950s. The flag, like that of Sark isn’t a ‘national ‘ flag at all but is rather that of the tenant and not the island.

What Makes the Earth Rotate?

What Makes the Earth Rotate? … In a Nutshell : Earth rotates simply because it has not yet stopped moving!

Why are some solids like glass and perspex transparent?

Anything that is transparent allows light rays to get through the thicket of atoms packed within it more or less unscathed. The reason light can make it through substances like glass is that their molecules only mop up light of wavelengths shorter than those of visible light.

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Herm’s Flag

Herm’s flag hasn’t actually been around that long – only since the 1950s. The flag, like that of Sark isn’t a ‘national ‘ flag at all but is rather that of the tenant and not the island.

Sark’s Lancaster Bomber

On the evening of 22nd November 1942, 21 year old Flight Sergeant Eric Singleton sat in the cockpit of his Lancaster bomber, W4107 at RAF Scampton. By 4am the next morning this beautiful machine lay wrecked in a field on Sark. So what is the story of this bomber, its crew and how it ended up on Sark?

Why Did the Normans have such Odd Haircuts?

Maybe you didn’t even know they had “odd” haircuts – but even by today’s liberal standards they were decidedly “odd”. In this article we look at the (probable) reasons why.

How do Ants Communicate ?

When ants discover a food source its not long after that their fellow colony members descend on that location to make the most of any tasty morsel that’s been discovered. Clearly there’s some form of communication going on between colony members – but how ?

What Did the Ancient Romans Eat ?

What Did the Ancient Romans Eat ? – The short answer is … The Romans ate pretty much everything they could lay their hands on.

Why are some solids like glass and perspex transparent?

Anything that is transparent allows light rays to get through the thicket of atoms packed within it more or less unscathed. The reason light can make it through substances like glass is that their molecules only mop up light of wavelengths shorter than those of visible light.

Mysteries of History : Troy – Was it Real? Did it Exist?

HISTORY RECORDS ACTUAL EVENTS whereas myths spin tales that help explain a culture’s worldview. It’s where history and myth intersect that we find some of the most enduring legends. In this particular article we look at Troy.

Why Did the Normans have such Odd Haircuts?

Maybe you didn’t even know they had “odd” haircuts – but even by today’s liberal standards they were decidedly “odd”. In this article we look at the (probable) reasons why.

The Day the Gateway to the East was Renamed : When Constantinople became Istanbul

On the 28th March 1930 – after 1,599 years, 10 months and 17 days – Constantinople, named after the Roman Emperor Constantine, became Istanbul.

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! đŸ™‚

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”.

Mysteries of History : Troy – Was it Real? Did it Exist?

HISTORY RECORDS ACTUAL EVENTS whereas myths spin tales that help explain a culture’s worldview. It’s where history and myth intersect that we find some of the most enduring legends. In this particular article we look at Troy.

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.

When Left Can be Right and Right Can be Wrong – Left & Right Handed Molecules

Our Universe is a remarkable place and not a little odd in some of the ways it works. For instance have you ever heard of left and right handed molecules ? Or been told that, chemically speaking, an orange is a ‘left-handed’ lemon!

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BBC News - Guernsey

Key charts and maps explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:30 am
The 2021 Island Games in Guernsey are postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:36 pm
The UK arrival remains in quarantine after testing positive on day seven of their stay.
Posted: September 18, 2020, 3:10 pm
A total of 119 candidates are standing in Guernsey's first island-wide election on 7 October.
Posted: September 4, 2020, 5:01 pm
About 3,500 people went to Vale Earth Fair on Guernsey, which has had no Covid-19 cases since May.
Posted: August 31, 2020, 10:34 am
After Boris Johnson brings in new measures, the BBC explains why staying in is a matter of life and death.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 5:33 am

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