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Life explained

Funny... and won't take long to read ;)

Escape your Search Engine's filter bubble

When you search the internet… different results are shown to different people.

Results are tailored to who you are… based on your search history... and your click history.

Nautical language

It's amazing how many English phrases have a seafaring origin. Some of my favourites are: "Fathom it out," "Bitter end," "Above board," and "Flake out."

Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant


I think this was the first Vi Hart video I looked at. She is a true YouTube star, I can't wait for the moment her latest work drops into my subscription box.

Pacman as a metaphor

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - this cartoon strip is definitely worth a look.

We love sheds

There's a...  errrrr....  shedload of stuff about sheds here.

Quantum levitation

Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field ( For an explanation of the physics behind this demonstration, visit
Wow wow wow wow wow wow - you have to watch this.

The real UK citizenship test

Immigrants coming to the UK have to do a citizen test, asking them arcane points about UK law that few who live here actually know about. This would be a much better test:

My kids have come up

My kids have come up with a game where I have to guess the first shop that pops into their heads.
What will they think of, Next?


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