Physicist proves watched kettles do boil!

They say a watched kettle never boils, but Irish Physicist Eamon Glasscock has set out to disprove this theory and made some other remarkable discoveries on the way. Glasscock, 26, a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, has spent a lifetime fascinated by things that get hot. “As a child IContinue reading “Physicist proves watched kettles do boil!”

Afghans delighted to be counting their goats after the decline of the Taliban.

The people of Afghanistan have been celebrating in the streets as they regain a more liberal freedom. Counting is back on the menu after more than twenty years of the Taliban tally ban. “I deeply love my goats but until this week I didn’t know how many I had,” explained Mahmud Ghazi, 48, a goatherdContinue reading “Afghans delighted to be counting their goats after the decline of the Taliban.”

Bedlam Boys – the story behind ‘Trans Uranic Elements; The Dark Side of Uranus’

Bedlam Boys For to see my Tom of Bedlam, 10,000 miles I’d travel Mad Maudlin goes on dirty toes, to save her shoes from gravel. Still I sing bonnie boys, bonnie mad boys, Bedlam boys are bonnie For they all go bare and they live by the air, And they want no drink nor money.Continue reading “Bedlam Boys – the story behind ‘Trans Uranic Elements; The Dark Side of Uranus’”

Interview on BBC Radio Suffolk

Thursday 15th August 2013 Mr Swifty will be interviewed by Lesley Dolphin on BBC Radio Suffolk. Swifty will be a ‘sofa guest’ to talk about life, travelling and writing. Having spent the last seven years travelling to Florida, Spain and Cyprus to sell apartments, then on to Qatar, Abu Dhabi and China to teach Mathematics,Continue reading “Interview on BBC Radio Suffolk”

Indian policeman shoots himself to win bravery award

A policeman in India was recovering in hospital after he shot himself in a misguided attempt to win a bravery award. Mahesh Rajguru claimed that six unidentified men opened fire when he was on personal protection duty at a house of a former politician in Jaipur, the capital of the eastern state of Rajasthan. HeContinue reading “Indian policeman shoots himself to win bravery award”

News -Malawians voice anger against farting bill

Residents in Malawi’s financial capital Blantyre have reacted angrily at government attempts to criminalise farting in public. The Local Courts Bill, to be introduced next week, reads: “Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carryingContinue reading “News -Malawians voice anger against farting bill”