Naut's Tidbits & Snippets

Saturday, June 21, 2014

And in Britain: Hoping these chicken’s won’t come home to roost…

More Brits signing up to fight with jihadist militants in Iraq and Syria than for the UK Army Reserve Several hundred Brits thought to be fighting in Middle East killing fields But just 170 recruited as reservists in 12 months to April despite hiring push Figures 'shameful, embarrassing and will... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

And in Beijing: An Antidote for Depression…

Brilliant Beijing Hotel Brochure - Translated as only they can.[cid:AC00951D-C202-4871-9674-59C8119C0CB6] A friend went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious. She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed. Obviously, it has been translated... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 23, 2014

And in Widefield, CO: Insane Gunplay…

Zero Tolerance Insanity: Gun Drawing Gets Boy in Trouble An elementary school boy in Widefield, Colorado, was sent to the school office for drawing a picture of a gun as part of a school assignment. Second-grader Kody Smith was told to go outside, look at the clouds and draw what he saw. “Draw a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

And Everywhere: The 50th Birthday of a Big Discovery…

On May 20, 1964, American radio astronomers Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation, the ancient light that began saturating the universe 380,000 years after its creation. And they did so pretty much by accident. "When we first heard that inexplicable... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 25, 2014

And in India: Dancing Poo…

Meet Mr Poo - the unlikely star of Unicef’s public health campaign in India, aimed at encouraging children to use the lavatory. Mr Poo features in a short educational video as part of the Poo2Loo initiative, chasing a man down the street until the townspeople construct a giant lavatory to flush... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 18, 2014

And in Islamabad: Library named 'Bin Laden' in Islamic school

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan 's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after Osama Bin Laden, the former al-Qaeda chief. The Jamia Hafsa Madrassa is linked to the Red Mosque, known for its alleged links with militants. A paper sign on one of the doors proclaims Bin Laden a "Shahid"... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

And everywhere: Ripples in the Raisin Bun...

“Imagine that you are making a raisin bun, said Stanford physicist Kent Irwin, who worked on sensors and readout systems used in the experiment. As the dough bakes and expands, the distance from any given raisin to another increases.” (E. Landau, CNN, March 18, 2014 ) What Irwin is speaking of is... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

And in Saudi: The Sun revolves around the Earth...

We have all been taught at school that the Earth revolves around the sun, but, according to a senior Saudi cleric, we’ve been misled. In fact, Saleh Al-Fawzan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, recently claimed in a televised interview that not only does the Earth not revolve around... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 10, 2014

And in the wacky world of Islam: Einstein was a Muslim...

“An Iranian cleric claims that Albert Einstein, the great 20th century scientist who developed the Theory of Relativity, was a Shiite Muslim, Israel Radio reported on Saturday. The report cites a video by Ayatollah Mahadavi Kani, described as the head of the Assembly of Experts in the Islamic... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

And at Naut’s: “You wanna spring forward?”

I turned on the light. Bennie looked up, squinted at me disdainfully and tucked his nose back under his hind leg. ‘Nuff said! I turned off the light and turned over. We’ll be adjusting the time by taking of fractions of seconds in the course of the day, simply by moving a little faster... Sign in to see full entry.

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