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June Lessons for the Longest Day and Beyond (21st – 27th)

Monday Mexico City has the worlds largest University UNAM, (measured by the number of students enrolled). Tuesday The Japanese for death by overwork is Karōshi. It is s0mething I am always conscious of avoiding. Wednesday Slovenia is the richest Slavic nation, … 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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The Last May Lessons…

Monday I learnt today that I know a descendant of Victor Hugo. Tuesday Courgettes have male and female flowers. Wednesday The little african grebe is now extinct. It used to live in Madagascar but was killed off by fish and … Continue reading

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More lessons to learn around the Maypole (10/5 – 16/5)

Monday The axolotl never grows up and will not undergo metamosphosis in its natural state. However a cheeky iodine injection can make its balls drop and bring it into an adult form. Tuesday The Oxford English Dictionary since 1911 has … Continue reading

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More April Lessons 19th – 25th

Monday – I learnt that there is a new organisation the YPLA (lets hear it for the YPLA! Young Persons Learning Agency) that replaces the LSC. Possibly the dullest lesson of the year so far, A toxophilite being an archery … Continue reading

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March 22nd – March 28th

Monday – Hitler may well have had an IQ of about 141 (he probably had two balls too and certainly didnt keep one of them in the Albert Hall) Tuesday – Casio GDC (Graphic Display Calculators) can now give their … 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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Last 7 Educational Moments of February (22nd to 28th)

Monday – Berol fibre tipped pens can survive for 14 days without their cap on, unlike some of my students. Tuesday – Found out how to sort out a rogue US keyboard impersonator on a PC (one of those things … Continue reading

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7 days and 7 lessons 15/02/10 – 21/02/10

Monday – I probably could have worked it out but the Rocky Horror Picture Show is apparantly has the longest release of any film. Certainly any film with a transvestite in it. Tuesday – The Great Britain (essentially Scottish)  mens … Continue reading

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February, New Month, New Week more things to learn

Monday – I actually found out what macrame is. heard the name, knew it was some sort of craft thing that I would never do but wasn’t sure if it was done with card, tissue paper or paint. Turns out … Continue reading

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