Category: Diversions

quizzes, puzzles and tricks

The Great Lakes

The sharp-eyed will have seen the post on Lake Superior: https://nourishingobscurity.uk/2020/10/lake-superior/ … and Chuckles has been kind enough to send pics of enormous size of the place. Even cut down, the size constraints mean I can only display two at…

Betamax v VHS

Two things about this video – first the Sony v JVC battle but then the presenter of the video. This is the background: In 1976 Sony introduced the Betamax video cassette recorder. It catalyzed the “on demand” of today by…

Time for nightwatch

# Daylight saving time 2020 in the United Kingdom began at 01:00 on Sunday, 29 March and ends at 02:00 on Sunday, 25 October. All times are in United Kingdom Time. # Daylight saving time 2020 in the United States began…

Try these

1. Which man changed the high jump forever? 2. Casablanca’s Sam – instrument in real life? 3. Significance of Semisopochnoi? 4. Anti-bacterial metal? 5. Rubies and sapphires related in composition? 6. What’s the Wilhelm scream? 7. Who was Johnny Weissmuller’s…

The aide memoire

Blame Rossa’s mother for sending this little English grammar number on walking into a bar: • An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. • A dangling participle…