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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Moths Get Red Eye Too

mothredeyethumb.JPGI was called upon by my daughter to remove a fairly large moth from her bedroom one evening, which I did, using the glass-and-card method - I did this primarily to avoid injuring the insect during capture and relocation - I'm not at all squeamish about handling moths, but they will tend to damage themselves in trying to escape from a human hand.

As I turned to leave the room with the captive moth, I noticed two tiny, glittering brilliant pink jewels on its head - after a little bit of moving around and changing angles, it became apparent that these were cats-eye type reflections - from those compound eye elements pointing in my general direction, appearing when the light source was more or less behind my head.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Watching Grass Grow

grassgrow8.jpgHow many times have you heard someone say of some stupefyingly dull thing, "At least it's better than watching the grass grow"? - The implication, of course, is that there are few things harder to endure than watching grass grow.

This is a challenge I cannot - will not - leave unanswered.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nailing Jelly To A Tree

nailingjellythumb.JPGSetting out once again to pursue the inadvisable, I shall here be attempting something widely considered impossible, or at least very unrewarding - I intend to nail jelly to a tree.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Making A Mountain Out Of A Molehill

molehill.JPGSo, is it possible to really make a mountain out of a molehill?

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Tuna Can Oil Lamp

tunalampthumb.jpgUsing a can of tuna in oil (the cheaper the better - as there's less fish and more oil that way), you can make an emergency lamp that will burn for several hours.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Handy Guide To Airport Signs

airportsignthumb.jpgTravel can be a bewildering experience for the first time traveller and even seasoned international jetsetters may find themselves occasionally confused by the perplexing array of informational signs on display.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Mouse Organ

mouseorganthumb.jpgYou're the conductor - click on the mice to make them sing

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