Bumper Crop!

It’s the end of the summer – and harvest time. Over the months I have been gathering in yet more signs and curiosities from our journeys around Ireland. 118 more words

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Netflix Account Stolen!

Around 10:03 pm exactly, see what I did there . . . . I got an email that my Netflix password had been changed. When I tried to log in and reset it, … 76 more words


Curiosities: What is the percentage of water inside the human body?

By Eddy Montilla.

“…for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”, says a passage of the Bible to explain how ephemeral and trifling the earthly life might be. 146 more words


Shells, and gems, and dried cicadas

For the BM125 celebrations, my role is to create a series of events that will invite people to engage with the museum collection in creative ways. 579 more words

From virginal to Tangentenflügel

A small polygonal virginal built by Franciscus Bonafinis in 1585 was ingeniously converted to a tangent piano in 1717; this was accomplished simply by replacing its jacks with shorter slips of wood and moving its strings so that they lie directly over the jack slots, producing an instrument with struck rather than plucked strings whose sound varies in loudness with the force applied to the keys. 68 more words


Curiosities: Why cannot water pass through a leaf?

By Eddy Montilla.

All of us have sometime run to take shelter from the rain under a tree. We can keep dry there for minutes and you only get wet when the water on the leaf goes over the sides of it. 156 more words


Bhad Bhabie arrives

In 2017 a Florida teenager went from a notorious segment on the Dr. Phil show to signing a major-label record deal as a rapper.

A September 2016 episode of the daytime talk show featured a segment called “I want to give up my car-stealing, knife-wielding, twerking 13-year-old daughter who tried to frame me for a crime!” with… 297 more words