The answer is of course 42

42

A bit of fun today, but first some background. You might, or perhaps might not, be aware that the answer to life, the universe, everything is 42. If you are familiar with this specific cultural meme then you will of course instantly recognise this as part of the plot from the 1979 book by Douglas … Read more The answer is of course 42

Scientists hunting monsters in Loch Ness

loch ness

You might have seen a few media stories about the latest Loch Ness monster hunt resulting in a claim that it just might have been a giant eel. It was global – the story ran in the Guardian, the BBC and USA Today. Well yes, welcome to the monster factor; any mention of Loch Ness and monsters is like … Read more Scientists hunting monsters in Loch Ness

Las Vegas victim threatened by conspiracy theorists

Canadian Braden Matejka narrowly escaped death in the Las Vegas shooting, and so his story along with many others became international news. Here he is briefly telling his story on CBC … He had a very very lucky escape and narrowly missed death by millimetres. Essentially the bullet grazed his skull. If he had been standing … Read more Las Vegas victim threatened by conspiracy theorists

Valentine’s day urban legends

OK, it’s V day, so I’m taking a break from my usual scribblings to indulge in something a bit different. Here are a couple of classic Valentine’s day urban legends for you to enjoy. Legend 1 – Robin Hood This story dates to the first release of the  movie “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves” with Kevin Costner back in … Read more Valentine’s day urban legends

Is the attack on fact checking site Snopes valid?

The UK’s Daily Mail has published a story regarding the founders of the fact-checking site snopes.com. This merits a closer look and so we shall take a peek to see what is happening here. Generally seeing the words, “Daily Mail” is a bit of a red flag. They are not the worst, but you can never … Read more Is the attack on fact checking site Snopes valid?