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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!

Wacky-pedia : Weird Questions, that you never even asked, Answered – Can Psychologists Assess Your Personality From How you Dip Your Fries ?

In this article we present you with some wacky facts as well as answering some of the more weird questions – questions that you never even knew you should’ve asked!
Can Psychologists Assess Your Personality From How you Dip Your Fries ?

Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry? In a Nutshell : Crying is beneficial to health and mental well-being. A good cry is great for body and mind.
We also look in this article at the very complex plumbing system and tear film layers that work hard to protect your eyes.

So How Long is Once in a Blue Moon ?

People have been using this phrase to imply “hardly ever” for at least 400 years. But in the last 150 years it has a new meaning that allows us to actually be more precise …

The (Unintended) Fastest Object ever launched by Man

If you were asked what you thought the fastest object ever launched by man was – what would you say? A hypersonic jet, a spacecraft ?

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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 ? ...

Who is Cobo Alice?

Ever heard of “Cobo Alice” ? I hadn’t until recently when a friend remarked her father would say this to her if he thought she was looking somewhat ‘dishevelled’.
In this article we look at the origin of this little piece of local folklore.

What’s in a Name – L’Ancresse Bay

L’Ancresse – The Anchorage. (place name) Corruption of Norman French ‘ancre’ – anchor
So, no surprise then that this flat sandy bay in the north of the island should be named as an “anchorage”. What is surprising though is one of the stories associated with how it was given this name. That is the story of when Robert “the devil” Duke of Normandy met the Abbot of St Michel du Valle

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!

Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry? In a Nutshell : Crying is beneficial to health and mental well-being. A good cry is great for body and mind.
We also look in this article at the very complex plumbing system and tear film layers that work hard to protect your eyes.

So How Long is Once in a Blue Moon ?

People have been using this phrase to imply “hardly ever” for at least 400 years. But in the last 150 years it has a new meaning that allows us to actually be more precise …

Mysteries of History : Camelot – 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 Camelot.

What’s in a Name – L’Ancresse Bay

L’Ancresse – The Anchorage. (place name) Corruption of Norman French ‘ancre’ – anchor
So, no surprise then that this flat sandy bay in the north of the island should be named as an “anchorage”. What is surprising though is one of the stories associated with how it was given this name. That is the story of when Robert “the devil” Duke of Normandy met the Abbot of St Michel du Valle

More than Just a Funny Word – The Meaning behind and Origin of Abracadabra

You might be tempted to think that the word ‘Abracadabra’, beloved of magicians and children’s party entertainers, is just a silly made up word – but you’d be wrong. It’s a very real and very ancient word with some sinister connotations.

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”.

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!

Wacky-pedia : Weird Questions, that you never even asked, Answered – Can Psychologists Assess Your Personality From How you Dip Your Fries ?

In this article we present you with some wacky facts as well as answering some of the more weird questions – questions that you never even knew you should’ve asked!
Can Psychologists Assess Your Personality From How you Dip Your Fries ?

So How Long is Once in a Blue Moon ?

People have been using this phrase to imply “hardly ever” for at least 400 years. But in the last 150 years it has a new meaning that allows us to actually be more precise …

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Key maps and charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world and how it is being dealt with.
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Short-term plans from the framework include reviewing travel links and infrastructure investment.
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It was moved from June 2020 to June 2021 because of the pandemic but has been rescheduled again.
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Dental checks would be free for under 18s and GP and emergency appointments would cost £25.
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Forty-three people were killed in Jersey and Guernsey by German bombs dropped in the 1940 air raids.
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The ferry operator issued the warning after the collapse of St Malo's only stevedore company.
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Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
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