Category Archives: science

The bike turned upside down…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the bottom of an old  squashed euphonium case by the refuse bins at the back of the Royal Albert Hall. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Synthetic…’ ‘Pardon?’ ‘Synthetic.’ ‘Well, I … Continue reading

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Some short, but pithy items (the lockdown version)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crunchy, ovate, shrieval, tussocky, soboliferous, iracund, and foppish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Short, but pithy items eh? Well, what with this current self-isolation, and that all the cafés have shut down, my observations of … Continue reading

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If I had a van, I’d have one of those on it!…

But  first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crepuscular, spodomantic, infundibular, chasmogamic, homaloidal, scolopaceous, and tipsy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Today dear reader, I thought that we would have a peep into that big heavy (they used good quality paper back in … Continue reading

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No, no, Dave, that’s revolting!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the universe, see the little black hole at the side where you put the pencil in. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what do you think of the title of today’s … Continue reading

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I really must cut down on the TV forensics…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s anaconda is the one coiled up around the surprisingly unimpressive statue of Amy Johnson in Dulltown city centre. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Although the scientific cleverness and the puzzle-solving does intrigue and engage my interest a bit, … Continue reading

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Smooth the metal end down to the true shape….

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Australian Prowfish, the Mahi-mahi, the Halfmoon, the Oldwife,  the Sand Stargazer, and the Vermillion Snapper. If you had to choose one of these fish to stand in as best man … Continue reading

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Something is forming in the dust…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: (Europe, gosh we’ll be leaving tomorrow!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a few weeks ago: Martha danced automatically, feeling not so much the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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