Saturday, 27 July 2013

Number Forty Six: Campsites

A campsite is a good place to hear the sound of zips.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Number Forty Five: Cleaning

When cleaning objects it is useful to pay attention to places that come into frequent contact with humans such as hands on door handles and lips on cups. 

Number Forty Four: Lost Property

People can be very forgetful and often lose their possessions in public places and when travelling.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Number Forty Three: Telephone Number

Actors on television and in film and theatre sometimes need to call fake telephone numbers. To find out more in the UK call 07700 900123

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Number Forty Two: Teapot

The stainless steel teapot is very popular in cafes across the British Isles. It has been carefully crafted to pour hot tea in an uncontrollable but often entertaining way.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Number Forty One: Cave Shortage

Due to a worldwide shortage, a spacious or well-furnished cave was very desirable to most prehistoric cave dwellers and there was a long waiting list.

Number Forty: Forty

Forty is the only number with its letters in alphabetical order.

Number Thirty Nine: Supertaster

A Supertaster is a person with a heightened sense of taste - they may have more tastebuds than others. Babies also have a greater sense of taste but will eventually learn to enjoy luminous sugar drinks and fried salty snacks.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Number Thirty Eight: Truth

It seems that truth is a matter of opinion and I have become very confused.

Number Thirty Seven: Shop

Yesterday I went shopping but decided to look at the store fixtures and installed furniture rather than the goods for sale.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Number Thirty Six: Ambient Temperature

Room temperature is the most comfortable ambient state for humans.  It is somewhere between 20-24C (68-77F).

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Number Thirty Five: Volcanoes

Here are a few facts about volcanoes. There are over a thousand active ones and even a so called 'extinct' volcano could still erupt as it can have a lifespan much longer than recorded human history. Mount Etna in Sicily is almost constantly active and supports a large tourist industry.

Number Thirty Four: Goldfish

The goldfish has been domesticated for well over a thousand years. It was exported from Asia in the seventeenth century and is now popular around the world.

Number Thirty Three: Thigmomorphogenesis

Thigmomorphogenesis is a term to decribe the effect touch has on the growth of plants - they adapt to wind or other stimulation such as stroking their stems regularly.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Number Thirty Two: Herbal Medicine

Some people think herbs are a kind of mumbo jumbo medicine and forget that many are outlawed around the world because they can make you feel extremely weird or even kill you. Parsley, however, is quite mild and makes a pleasant and popular garnish.

Number Thirty One: Necklace

No one knows when people first started to wear necklaces but it was certainly a long time ago.

Number Thirty: Holiday Crowds

Queues, crowds, confusion and noise are a common feature of many holidays. For many people, these are considered desirable conditions.

Number Twenty Nine: Flâneur

When I returned exhausted from wandering around the busy city I decided I was more flâneur than badaud.