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Thomas Edison – America’s Greatest “Inventor” (or was he?)
Jun12

Thomas Edison – America’s Greatest “Inventor” (or was he?)

Thomas Alva Edison, hailed as ‘the greatest practical genius America has ever produced’, was born on Thursday 11 February 1847 in Milan, Ohio. However he wasn’t all that he claimed he was. In this article we look a little closer at his life.

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The Darwin Awards : For Services to Humanity by Removing Themselves from the Gene Pool
Jun09

The Darwin Awards : For Services to Humanity by Removing Themselves from the Gene Pool

The Darwin Awards honour “Those who do a service to humanity by permanently removing themselves from the gene pool” : In this article we’ve included some past deeds which have been ‘recognised’ by the judges.

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Why did the Neanderthals die out ?
Jun05

Why did the Neanderthals die out ?

The archaeological evidence revealed that the earliest Neanderthals had lived in Europe about 200,000 years ago. But then, about 30,000 years ago, they disappeared… just at the time when the first modern humans appear in Europe. The question is Why ?

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What is the best way to cure hiccups?
Jun02

What is the best way to cure hiccups?

No one knows precisely how hiccups are caused— but they’re jolly annoying, even if they do provide much merriment for anyone witnessing them. In this article we list a few ‘cures’ that no-doubt someone somewhere swears by.

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Guernsey’s Place in Literary History – ‘Les Travailleurs de la Mer’ by Victor Hugo
May29

Guernsey’s Place in Literary History – ‘Les Travailleurs de la Mer’ by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo is, without a doubt, the most famous literary figure ever to have lived in the Channel Islands. He completed many of his most famous works whilst in exile from France in Guernsey. He wrote an entire novel in dedication to his adopted home, “Les Travailleurs de la Mer” – The Toilers of the Sea.

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Who Invented the Crossword?
May26

Who Invented the Crossword?

Who Invented the Crossword?

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Chaucer – Medieval Master Wordsmith
May22

Chaucer – Medieval Master Wordsmith

English is a very rich languange indeed and is possibly the greatest gift that Britain has bestowed to the world. In this article we look at one of the oldest masters of them all Geoffrey chaucer, often described as the father of English literature.

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Fantastic Plastic – What would the world do without this technological wonderstuff
May19

Fantastic Plastic – What would the world do without this technological wonderstuff

There are some discoveries and inventions which have literally revolutionsied the way we live and changed teh direction of technology and therefore mankind. Plastics are one of them.

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Health and Safety Gone Mad
May15

Health and Safety Gone Mad

If it wasn’t actually real you’d swear that this was all made up. We’ve collected here some of the dumbest ‘ealth & safety warnings around … enjoy !

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How are fossils formed?
May12

How are fossils formed?

When animals, plants and other organisms die, they typically decay completely. But sometimes, when the conditions are just right, they’re preserved as fossils. In this article we take a look at how that process occurs.

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When Sark was a pawn in international politics
May08

When Sark was a pawn in international politics

The history of the Channel Islands is anything but dull. Even the little island of Sark has been invaded, abandoned, sacked and liberated several times in the course of its’ history. However none has been more intriguing than the 16th century tale involving the French, a Holy Roman Emperor, the Governor of Guernsey and a Flemmish pirate no less!

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Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
May05

Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?

Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip? – As it says on the cover of venerable “Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy … “DON’T PANIC” (yet). But here’s a curious thing : The strength of the Earth’s magnetic field has decreased by 10% over the last 150 years.

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How is the Caloric Value of Food Measured?
May01

How is the Caloric Value of Food Measured?

The Caloric value of food appears everywhere today. It’s almost as if there’s some malevolent conspiracy to make us feel bad about that chocolate bar or bag of crisps we like to snack on. But how do they estimate the calorific values and is it very accurate ?

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The Guernsey Scottish – The Men from Guernsey who served with the Scots in WWI
Apr28

The Guernsey Scottish – The Men from Guernsey who served with the Scots in WWI

In October 1914 the States of Guernsey decided to offer volunteers from the Militia to serve overseas. As part of the agreement to offer these men, these ‘sub-unit’s were to be kept together with a Guernsey identity. This is the story of one of those units the 9th Scottish Divisional Ammunition Column and teh Guernseymen that made it up.

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The Guernsey Irishmen – The Men from Guernsey who fought with the Irish in WWI
Apr24

The Guernsey Irishmen – The Men from Guernsey who fought with the Irish in WWI

At the outbreak of war in August 1914 the Guernsey the Militia was mobilised in order to free the Regular Army units of the garrison for overseas service. The States of Guernsey decided to offer volunteers from the Militia to serve overseas. The majority in 1915 went to the 16th Irish Division. This is their story.

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