DIETS: Vegetarian, Pescatarian-vegetarian, Ova-Lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-vegetarian, Ovo-vegetarian, Vegan – the World gets increasingly madder?

The US  Impossible Burger, a plant-based imitation that bleeds and sizzles when it cooks, coated in coconut oil to give a crunchy outside, and with a pinky soft middle, that includes the characteristic taste and aroma of meat. [The term ‘vegetarian’ should not be applied to foods that are, or are made from or with […]

Tim Peake the ‘first’ British astronaut – what is that all about?

Major Tim Peake ex-army man is being lauded as making history this morning as a first British astronaut and the one to serve on the International Space Station (ISS) when he blasted-off in a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan – but it is all a bit of a con really to make […]

The biggest spittoons in the world – our football pitches?

  Spitting is the act of collecting spit (saliva) in the mouth and then forcibly expelling it as a gob using air from the lungs. Expert spitters can gather a sizable amount of spit and can accurately direct it at great speed to yards distant. [Such spitting should not be confused with something like cherry-pip […]

Some abject National failures are hitting home now – will they skew the UK General Election in May 2015?

You may not believe it, but sometimes performance in sport actually influences what people think about politics and that can then even determine the government’s survival. Ridiculous though it may sound, such events that government had nothing to do with, can affect the decisions made on election day and boost vote share either way – […]

Populations everywhere are growing like ‘Topsy’ – who will put a stop to it?

The human population of the World has reached well over seven billion now [that is a snapshot say of 7,293,109,900] and increases by two or three babies a second [indeed the population has doubled in fifty years]. This population trend has far reaching implications for our descendents – the facts are that more people are […]

Children, Children, Children – one too many?

The UK is little different from the rest of the World is it? We are all making too many children, so the population everywhere is growing-growing-growing, and as a result all mankind is steadily destroying our lovely planet by sucking-out its lifeblood of resources. The total World’s population is now well over seven billion (that […]

American space rocket blows up on launch 2014 – and we still believe they went to the Moon in 1969?

1969 2014 A couple of days ago the USA’s unmanned cargo new rocket, heading for the International Space Station blew-up a few seconds after lift-off. This is undoubtedly a technological disaster for the Americans – a slap in the face indeed that puts major question marks over their supposed supremacy in expertise, equipment, capability, and […]

YMCA – that’s a song isn’t it?

We have all heard of the YMCA haven’t we? But if challenged do we really know what it is? What it is about? Where it is? What it does? How big it is? Well, not really. Yes, we all do know about the song though –  YMCA the essential song for the crowds at the […]

England’s WORLD Cup Disaster – did YOU see it coming?

In case you were in any doubt England are out of the 2014 Rio World Cup, eliminated after two lost football games in Group D. Following their third and final match on Tuesday they will be heading back to Blighty, doubtless to a non-hero’s welcome, after our worst performance EVER at the Finals!. Yesterday the […]

British Education – Problem that’s solved then?

A previous post here (Programme for International Student Assessment) recounted the demise of education in Britain, as demonstrated by the UK’s sorry performance in OECD’s PISA latest survey on the state of global education – Asian counties topped the pile, while we have dropped down to the mid twenties (fifteen years ago we were in […]