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”.
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!
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.
Any answer to this question will be, of course , pure speculation. However, exploring the possible outcomes of a successful Gunpowder plot is useful in highlighting the underlying tensions at play in what was a very charged historical context. What Actually Happened A Catholic Plot The 1605 gunpowder plot to assassinate King James I and destroy the English parliament was a relatively small conspiracy – the action of...
How do you get something that’s main purpose is to not to stick, stick to something ? – Teflon and how to make it ‘sticky’
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 ?
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 ?
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 squirreled 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 🙂
Today we might use the term ‘ding-dong’ for the sound of a bell or maybe an argument. We’d never of course use ‘dong-ding’ just as we can never ‘dally-dilly’ or ‘shally-shilly’ or even have a ‘song-sing’. Nor would we ever walk in a ‘zag-zig’ whilst wearing ‘flop-flips’ But why ?
Whether you agree with its message or not there is no denying that the Christian (and Hebrew) Bible has fundamentally shaped the world we live in today. And yet there is still much ignorance in general society as to what it is saying or the key events it covers. Getting a handle of the dates of the events covered can be difficult so in this article we look (briefly) at some of the key events and put a date to them.
If you thought that Geoffrey Chaucer was only a middle English poet and writer then we have some Chaucerian faclets to show that he was this, and a lot more.
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.
Skin colour is the result from the presence of a pigment called melanin, located in the epidermis, or outer skin layer, and produced by cells called melanocytes. But why would there be such a variety in Human Skin Colour ?
Modern Britain is a very secular society but there are many traditions that people still partake in that have a very religious significance without people really realising. Take for example ‘Shrove Tuesday’ – what exactly is the “shroving” bit about and why the obsession with pancakes on that day ?
“How Do Satelites Always Stay in the Same Place in the Sky?” – In fact not all satellites do – only the ones called geosynchronous.