Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Illustrated London News

I found a great new source of vintage pictures today, here's a sample....

"The English ladies' swimming team at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912, winners of the 4 x 100m race, wearing surprisingly revealing swimming costumes. Women swimmers and divers were seen for the first time at the Games, though modesty was the order of the day. Knickers had to be worn beneath silk swimming suits and robes "or overcoacts" had to be worn right up until the moment the starter was ready to state "on your marks" which makes this picture all the more surprising. From left to right: Miss Bella Moore, Miss Jennie Fletcher, Madame Jarvis (trainer), Miss Annie Spiers and Miss Irene Steer."

Weekend timewaster

Remember those 'spot the differences" puzzles that used to be in every comic you ever got as a kid? Here's a rather elegant electronic version that's harder than you might think!

Boys will be boys

But hey, I'm sure they live valuable and fulfilling lives and have lots of other hobbies too.....air guitar, star trek conventions maybe?

Clockwise or anticlockwise?

Click on the image to view the animation.
If you think she's going clockwise, you're apparently right-brain dominant (imaginative, philosophical, touchy-feely, impetuous); if you see her going counter-clockwise, you're left-brain dominant (logical, practical, detail-oriented, safe).

Monday, October 08, 2007


News reaches us from our intrepid reporters of wild times in Haltwhistle where the Burn is closed due to vandalism. The photo below shows the damage and appeals for anyone with news of the culprits. A past Haltwhistle resident is quoted as saying "It did not used to happen in my day".

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


OK, so it's a spoof of those dodgy schools broadcasts we all were subjected to....and an old one at that. Still funny though! I'm posting the 2 parts of the pilot below and links to the other 8 episodes. (Maybe Chris will find useful content for this terms science classes!)

Episode 1 Maths
Episode 2 Water
Episode 3 Germs
Episode 4 Ghosts
Episode 5 Sulphur
Episode 6 Music
Episode 7 Iron
Episode 8 Brain
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