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How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?
Feb24

How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?

Ever wondered how a nuclear bomb works? Here we look at the physics behind two types of these horrific devices: The Atom (or Fission) bomb and the Hydrogen (or Fusion) bomb.

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Oops didn’t mean to send that …
Feb21

Oops didn’t mean to send that …

Some hilarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature !

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The Guernsey Cow
Feb17

The Guernsey Cow

A product of her Island home,the Guernsey has been developed over many centuries to become one of the world’s leading specialist dairy breeds.

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The Story of Chocolate
Feb14

The Story of Chocolate

So where and when did the magic begin? Thousands of years ago is the answer, in the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations of Central America.

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True or False, Fact or Fiction
Feb10

True or False, Fact or Fiction

A lot of what we ‘know’ to be true can sometimes turn out to be no more than an ‘urban legend’. Van Gogh only sold 1 painting or a Tulip could cost as much as a house. Can you tell whether they’re fact or fiction ?

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Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)
Feb07

Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)

Try something adventurous during the winter months. A delicious Duth treat … Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)

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The Costa Rican Connection
Feb03

The Costa Rican Connection

On the other side of the World one of the sons of Guernsey is held in such high regard that he has appeared on bank notes and stamps, had statues raised to him and is credited with transforming that country from being the poorest to the wealthiest in Central America.

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Knickknack Googlewack
Jan31

Knickknack Googlewack

Google is often taken for granted .. you type in a phrase, you get instant intellisense help, you hit “search” and seconds later you get hundreds of thousands of results. The speed when you think about it is mind boggling.

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Word Perfect ?

This is a true story from the WordPerfect helpline. This is an oldie that’s been doing the rounds for years now (so old it’s about WordPerfect running on DOS) … but it’s still as funny now as it was then.

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Origin of Some Popular English Idioms II
Jan24

Origin of Some Popular English Idioms II

The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.

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The S.S. Stella
Jan20

The S.S. Stella

The Steam Ship “Stella” has entered local history as a byword for tragedy when she was sadly wrecked in 1899 off of Alderney.

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Chewing gum
Jan17

Chewing gum

Where, when and who invented Chewing gum ? Plus how did it become such a global phenomenon ?

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Top Five Thought Experiments
Jan13

Top Five Thought Experiments

Thought experiments are mental hypotheses, used by philosophers as ways of illuminating complex ideas. Here’s 5 of the top hot topics.

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Ormer Casserole
Jan10

Ormer Casserole

Ormer is the local name for what are known worldwide as abalones and is found on Guernsey & Jersey shores. This casserole recipe has been around since at least 1673.

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How does language influence the way we think ?
Jan06

How does language influence the way we think ?

Does our language influence the way we think and perceive the world around us? Psychologists think it does.

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