Has the Fabled Viking ‘Magic Crystal’ been discovered … in the Channel Islands ?
Dec05

Has the Fabled Viking ‘Magic Crystal’ been discovered … in the Channel Islands ?

This is a true story of a mystery that’s puzzled archaeologists for a long time. Namely how to explain the nautical prowess of the Vikings in an age long before the invention of reliable magnetic compasses.. Up until now only strange and vague references to their use of a ‘Magic Sun Crystals’ has been offered up as part of the solution to this conundrum.

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Is it ever “too cold for snow” ?
Dec02

Is it ever “too cold for snow” ?

When it’s bitter winter and the sky is leaden grey there’s invariable some bright spark who’ll stair at the sky, sniff and say “it sure is cold , but too cold for snow”. But is that ever true ?

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Geek Speak – 8 Terms to Help You Navigate the World of ‘Techno Speak’
Nov25

Geek Speak – 8 Terms to Help You Navigate the World of ‘Techno Speak’

Our lives today are inextricably linked to the world of Technology.The English language is constantly evolving and creating new terms to describe and keep up with the technology. It can be quite baffling at times so in this article we’ve brought together some of those terms to help you navigate the world of ‘Techno Speak’.

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How did the Dodo become extinct?
Nov18

How did the Dodo become extinct?

The Dodo bird has come to symolise extinction, and man’s folly in his destructive overuse of natural resources. Indeed Jersey’s own Durrell Wildlife Trust’s – which is dedicated to saving specise from extinction – symbol is the Dodo. So how did this ungainly bird become extinct ?

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Why are British Soldiers called ‘Tommies’ ?
Oct10

Why are British Soldiers called ‘Tommies’ ?

The British ‘Tommy’ going over the top to battle the evil Hun is synonymous with World War I and World War II but this slang term for the British soldier originated much earlier than this and is credited as being coined by one of Britain’s most famous Generals

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How do Spiders build their webs over such long distances ?
Sep30

How do Spiders build their webs over such long distances ?

Here at guernseyDonkey.com we like to ask (and try to answer), some of life’s bigger questions: What is reality, what is consciousness … “How do Spiders build their webs over such long distances ?

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Great British Battles – Part II
Sep23

Great British Battles – Part II

There are some events in history upon which turn the fate of nations. A point at which history can go either way. Battles have always played a part in defining what Britain is. Here we look at The Battles of Mons; Battle of Britain; & D-Day.

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How Do Cats Survive Falls That Would Kill Humans ?
Sep09

How Do Cats Survive Falls That Would Kill Humans ?

There are many stories of cats surviving falls from great heights with only relatively minor injuries. So, How Do Cats Survive Falls That Would Kill Humans ?

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Is it true that water empties out of sinks anti-clockwise in the northern hemisphere ?
Aug19

Is it true that water empties out of sinks anti-clockwise in the northern hemisphere ?

It’s often said that water draining out of a sink or bath swirls down the plughole anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere .. but is that really true ?

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World War One Timeline
Aug05

World War One Timeline

Some of the essential dates in the timeline of World War One.

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10 Things you can do with a Coke (other than drink it)
Jul29

10 Things you can do with a Coke (other than drink it)

Coca-Cola has been around for well over 100 years now. As the advert goes … “Coke it’s the real thing”. The real thing for what though? As it turns out it has more uses than just a sugary, fizzy soda drink. In this article we look at 10 very alternative uses for Coke.

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Why do mosquito bites itch so much ?
Jul01

Why do mosquito bites itch so much ?

This topic of this article is born out of pain and suffering, quite literally I’m afraid. Why do Mozzie bites itch so much ?. How can something so small cause so much misery ?

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The most famous Romance of the Middle Ages : Abélard & Héloise
Jun27

The most famous Romance of the Middle Ages : Abélard & Héloise

The cult of celebrity may be a modern phenomenon but the interest in the love lives and romances of others has always been a human curiosity. If the gossip magazines of today had existed 860 years ago they would have been full of the lurid details of one of the most famous romances in history; that of Abélard & Héloise.

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Do you really need your Brain ?
Jun13

Do you really need your Brain ?

Do you really need your Brain ? : WHAT !? … A joke surely. No, this is a serious question (sort of). To see why we might ask it though we need to look at a rather strange phenomenon first observed in the 1980s.

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What is the best way to avoid jet lag ?
Jun03

What is the best way to avoid jet lag ?

If you’ve traveled by aeroplane to anywhere in a different time zone you’ll know the crippling effects that “jet-lag” can inflict on your body – wide awake at 3am but ready for sleep by lunchtime.

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