Roll up, roll up!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I Am A Minority

What the Universe is made of:

70% Dark Energy
25% Dark Matter
5% Ordinary Matter

Arrested Development

There are estimated to be 1.3bn smokers worldwide, 82% of whom live in developing countries.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Leaks from water mains in London are wasting 300 Olympic swimming pools' worth of water every single day.

Pluto is smaller than the Moon.

Officially, Russia and Japan are still fighting each other in World War II.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Je Suis Un Artiste!
(Left click to change colour).

Happy 200th post to you all!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Points Mean Prizes

Tesco shoppers will be able to earn loyalty points by not using new plastic bags in a move designed to cut waste.

The 13 million holders of Tesco clubcards will earn points for every old plastic bag they use and for using their own bags to carry their shopping.

The retailer hands out 4 billion plastic bags every year and hopes to reduce this figure by 25% by 2008.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Failure Is Not An Option

Last year, the Professional Association of Teachers voted to replace the word "failure" with "deferred success".

Out Of Context Quote Of The Week

"About 100 bears were caught up in this frenzied attack, some were merely little chews, whereas some of them had some quite devastating injuries.

"Heads pulled off, arms, legs here and there, it was a total carnage really. I've never seen such a mess, there was stuffing, fluff and bear bits everywhere."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Check Your Paranoia

No Power. Environmental Disaster.

The Israeli bombing of the Jiyyeh power station in Lebanon has released approximately 30,000 tonnes of Oil into the Mediterranean, and created an oil slick which now covers about 80km of the Lebanese coast.

This is almost as much oil, as that which entered the water during the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker incident in Alaska.

Golden State

If it was a country, California would be one of the worlds biggest economies.