Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bang Goes The Theory

That’s the title of the BBC’s new science show. Tomorrow’s World, it ain’t, but I have to admit to liking it more than I thought I would. It’s clearly aimed at a young audience. not an old fogey like me. … Continue reading

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Beware The Spinal Trap

Simon Singh wrote an article on Chiropractic therapy for the Guardian a couple of months back, with the result that the British Chiropractic Association sued for libel in the British courts. In response, the Sense About Science organisation has started … Continue reading

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Photograph of Jesus

Here’s a terrific little film about the impossible requests that the Hulton Photo Archive receives. Jeroen, this one’s for you… Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill in association with the Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge from … Continue reading

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Cheeta Makes The Booker

A couple of weeks back, I mentioned how much I had enjoyed reading James Lever’s cod autobiography Me Cheeta – supposedly the autobiography of the chimp who starred in the Tarzan films. I’m pleased to see, therefore, that Me Cheeta … Continue reading

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Moving In Mysterious Ways

Last week, I ordered a new monitor from Dell. Yesterday, I received an email from Dell telling me that the monitor had been despatched from the warehouse, and was on its way via UPS. The email also gave a link … Continue reading

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The Game Cookbook

Apparently, the appalling Norman Tebbit has written a cookery book. I don’t think I’ll bother buying it – I don’t wish to put even a few coppers in his purse. I suspect John Crace’s digested read of the contents is … Continue reading

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A New Word

I learnt a new word today: Lithopedion. It’s both horrifying and amazing at the same time.

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