‘If you can read this, thank a teacher.’
So the slogan goes but I’m not so sure whom I should be thanking. To find our more go to Articles and scroll down to ‘We don’t need no education!’
It’s commonly believed that astronauts on the space station are weightless because of the absence of gravity, yet the pull of gravity on the space station is virtually the same as here on Earth.
In this YouTube clip, Dr Derek Muller gives a very clear and entertaining explanation of the real reasons why astronauts float in space.
Click on Common Misconceptions to see other things that are often misunderstood.
In the forthcoming general election you may be finding the constant repetition of campaign slogans is making it difficult to decide which side to chose. The nuts and bolts approach is stick to basics and so your first reaction to the following scenario may reveal where your unconscious sympathies lie.
Cast your mind back to the days of sailing ships and you learn that a mutiny has taken place at sea. Following news of the mutiny, before you know any of the facts, who is it your first instinct to blame:
Give the question a moment’s thought then continue to Random Thoughts and let’s see if it has helped to make up your mind.