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15th – 21st December

Wednesday As medicine advances the percentage of HIV carriers in a population tends to stabalise, so a reduction in this percentage could be a sign of poor health provision. Thursday Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency was based partly from ideas … Continue reading

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A Week of Fine Lessons

Monday I learnt that Aristophanes and that he wrote a play called “The Birds” but more excitingly invented the phrase “Cloud Cuckoo Land” Tuesday I came across the name parallelepiped for the first time, I am amazed I have not … Continue reading

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The beginning of another college year (and an obsession with young animals…)

Monday I learnt today that I could draw caricatures. Tuesday I learnt that there is a Whitsunday Island off the coast of Australia Wednesday There is no name for a baby snail, but a baby turkey is a poult. Thursday … Continue reading

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July Lessons

Monday Grasshoppers can bite. Tuesday The GM food scare may well have started from a discredited scientific study that poisoned mice with potatoes. All the study really showed was that potatoes contain poisons (which incidently are contained on the outisde … Continue reading

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Do We Learn Anything in June? Of Course We Do (1st-6th June)

Tuesday Today I clarified what the batsman scores in cricket if the fielder catches the ball and touches the boundary (or crosses). As I thoought logically it is a six. Wednesday I found out that not only is Keifer Sutherland … Continue reading

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15th March – 21st March

Monday – Excitingly along with the vitamin D I am getting from the sunshine I also get 167% of my daily vitamin C requirement from one bottle of orange juice in the college canteen. Another spring thing I learnt is … Continue reading

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March 8th – March 14th

Monday – A golden raspberry award costs £3 to make, congratulations to Sandra Bullock for getting hers (oh and the oscar I suppose too). The most expensive ticket for the Wigan v Liverpool game was £28. Also it is commonwealth … Continue reading

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Ox Bow lakes

Today I learnt that this vital part of Geography in my first year of secondary school is not very easy to find, apparantly as they often fill in. However even more exciting I learnt that a billabong is an ox … Continue reading

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new years resolutions

1) Treat life more like a game 2) Learn Something new every day (incidently learnt today that the squeezy thing on the arm when giving blood is to make veins appear, and that PG tips are now part of the … Continue reading

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