Category: Diversions

quizzes, puzzles and tricks

Celestial phenomena

Let’s start with a simple one: 1. Every 75/76 years, last seen in 1986. 2. Pattern repeats every 243 years, 8 years apart. 3. Banks, Green and Solander observed it in 1769 – where? 4. What was the ‘secret’ imperialist…

Scenes

These are from Twitter and if you cannot access it, then just skip this post because the items have footage and in the footage is the interest. A sheepdog herding sheep, seen from the sky. Mesmerizing. pic.twitter.com/FcBSCclYxv — Heidi N.…

Shuffle time

This is mainly for the boys with two right feet (can’t use the word left), as the gals already know all there is to know on this – they’re welcome too but they’re already au fait. Before attempting any of…

Three great dramas of the C20th

Within this linked post, via the boys, is this text: Hitchens argued that Orwell was an intellectual of such tremendous consequence because he got the “three great dramas” of the 20th century right. I’ll not make comment at this stage, but rather…