Friday, 18 October 2013

Number Ninety One: Drunk

Research has found that the effect of alcohol on behaviour is largely cultural. The UK, US and some other populations tend to become disruptive or violent when drunk.

Number Ninety: Perfume

Tapputi is thought to be one of the world's first chemists and perfume makers. She lived in Mesopotamia during the second millennium BCE.

Number Eighty Nine: Oldest Person

The oldest known person, Jeanne Calment, was 122 when she died in 1997.

Number Eighty Eight: Manure

Elephant manure makes a good quality wrapping paper. Cow dung is a useful fuel.

Number Eighty Seven: Frittered Pickles

Number Eighty Six: Rant

Recent technological developments provide many opportunities for a rant.

Number Eighty Five: Benefits

The people who benefit think the system functions very well.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Number Eighty Four: Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza inhaled a lot of glass dust over the course of his life.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Number Eighty Three: Unpleasant People

Perhaps there are too many unpleasant people.

Number Eighty Two: Flat Pack

In 2005 at the opening of the Ikea Edmonton store six people were taken to hospital in a frenzied crush. A manager pointed out that at least it was not as bad as the three killed in a stampede at the Jeddah store opening the year before.

Number Eighty One: Sandwich

When I got home I found my sandwich had no filling.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Number Eighty: Intelligence

Intelligence is being able to remember words like Wittgenstein, Euclid and Copernicus.

Number Seventy Nine: Tapas

Top Ten Places for Tapas in Coventry

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Number Seventy Eight: Modern Art

Many people get angry about modern art, especially if the artist becomes very rich.

Number Seventy Seven: Autumn

Friday, 4 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Number Seventy Five: Hubble

The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field image captured a small part of sky that existed over 13 billion years ago.

Number Seventy Four: Dolls

Given the opportunity, a lot of people might choose to look like dolls.

Number Seventy Three: Chopped Onion

Many meals begin with the cooking of chopped onion.

Number Seventy Two: Dish and Spoon

Hey Diddle Diddle

Number Seventy One: Britain in Bloom

Britain in Bloom (Large Village category) was won by Usk in 1986.