The Science of Tea Making
In this article we take a rye look at some of the great debates that rage in the world of tea making.
Daily Life as a Medieval Monk
Let it not be said that we at guernseyDonkey.com ever short change you when it comes to answering some of those random questions that have a habit of flitting across our minds from time to time, or that we skimp on adding to that great body of knowledge that we like to call “Internet Fluff” so … “What did Medieval Monks get up to ?”, “What was the daily life as a monk like ?”
How the Ancient Romans built the Railways of the World
How on earth can Ancient Romans have built our modern railway system ? We take a side-ways look at this claim.
Chaos and Disorder – or Why does it always happen to me ?
Why do so many things seem to go wrong ? Sometimes you suspect that the universe is out to get you! We need to look at some scientific theories surround something called Entropy or the “The laws of thermodynamics”
Pykrete – Aircraft Carriers made of Wood & Ice
Pykrete is a real substance made from wood chips and ice with strange and fantastical properties that were actually considered for use in building Royal Navy aircraft carriers during World War II.
What’s stopping us falling through the floor?
Why is it that we don’t fall through the floor? What’s stopping us ? A stupid question, surely ? … not really when you consider what an atom is made up of.
How To … Fire a Musket
In the Napoleonic wars the cannon and musket was king of the battlefield. But how do you load and fire a smooth bore musket ?
The Anthropic Principle
Why does the universe have all the right physical characteristics to support intelligent life. How probable is it ? Does the universe only exist at all once it has conscious observers ?
Krampus – The ‘Anti-Santa Claus’
Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!
Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end
The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?
Winnie’s Wicked Wit
As well as being one of Britain’s greatest ever leaders Winston Churchill was endowed with a sharp wit and turn of phrase.
Brain in a Vat – What is Reality
What if the concepts put forward by the films “The Matrix” and “Vanilla Sky” were real ?