Tag Archives: oddity

A Surprise Air Display

Entirely by accident, I watched an air display yesterday – much like entirely by accident I went to a concert by Jason and the Astronauts a week or three back. It was sunny in Herefordshire yesterday, and the wind was … Continue reading

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On The Beach

I seem to have an obsession with sand, because it appears that I write about it quite regularly. Like here (dangerous sandcastles on beaches) and here (killer crystalline silica dust on beaches). Just a couple of days ago I was … Continue reading

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The River Widens

I’m almost as much interested in the motion of matter on the surface of the Earth as I am in the motion of rocks in space. I’ve got a good model of the latter, but not the former. And lots … Continue reading

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Paulinus

I still have some of my notebooks from my school days, and I dug them out this morning. There were three slim volumes, two of physics, and one of mathametics (sic). The physics notebooks contained sections on the polarisation and … Continue reading

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The Bartender’s Story

Last night, while bartending and chatting in the Smoky Drinky Bar, I began to piece together a new explanation for 9/11. There are broadly two accounts of 9/11. The first one is that 3 or 4 jets were hijacked by … Continue reading

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The Plucked String Theory of Gravitation

In a Skype conversation with GaryK yesterday (one of the first in my planned series of conversations with smokers), I was trying to explain to him my new theory of gravitation. I’m not sure I succeeded. Over the past 20 … Continue reading

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Pure Geometry

Isn’t it a strange world that we live in? It’s one in which everybody knows that smoking causes lung cancer, but nobody seems to know who shot JFK. Hardened veteran readers will know that the assassination of JFK is one of my … Continue reading

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