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Alternative power?

There comes a point when you’ve got to think outside of the box. Long ago I needed to power a little broadcast receiver (a £1 ‘cheapie’ from the local discount store) when camping as I stupidly left the ear pieces in place which drained the battery.  279 more words


December 3, 1586, Spuds

The expedition which would end in the Lost Colony of Roanoke began in 1585, financed by Sir Walter Raleigh and led by Sir Ralph Lane. On board was the Oxford trained mathematician and astronomer Sir Thomas Herriot, the man who would introduce the potato to England on this day, the following year. 1,000 more words