Answers to some of the amusing questions and fluff we muse on from time to time. What does the D in D-day stand for? Why are portholes round? … amongst other questions.
Up until 2011 virtually no trace of Roman occupation or influence had been found in Alderney. That all changed when one of the best-preserved Roman military structures in the world was found.
Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here. Did King Harold really die from an arrow in the eye? Did Slaves built the great pyramids in Eqypt ?
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.
Some hilarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature !
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.
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.
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 ?
Try something adventurous during the winter months. A delicious Duth treat … Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)
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.
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.
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.
The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.
The Steam Ship “Stella” has entered local history as a byword for tragedy when she was sadly wrecked in 1899 off of Alderney.