Month: May 2006

  • BONKERSFEST – JUNE 3rd

    http://bonkersfest.com/ BonkersFest! A one day arts festival celebrating madness, creativity and eccentricity Saturday 3 June 2006 12noon to 10pm Camberwell Green, Southwark SE5 FREE The newly elected Mayor of Southwark launches BonkersFest! at 12noon by firing a cannon filled with bananas – followed by live music in a Big Top, poetry, drama, art and sound…

  • Smash the presses, zestily

    I nearly ended up disliking lemon zesters but had a lucky escape. I hate garlic presses. Utterly pointless devices that do the job they are designed for far, far worse than one can so easily manage with a proper chef’s knife and a chopping board. That’s if they even work at all. Almost every garlic…

  • irrepressible.info

    http://irrepressible.info/ “In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order, but the phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again and yet again, as endless aeons wheeled and passed. Time, and the pure essences of heaven, the moisture of the Earth, the powers of the sun and…

  • X-treme Tape

    http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001240.php Electrical tape simply does not work in a marine environment. Even duct tape won’t stick to something wet. Try getting any tape to stick to a rope or line on a boat. Or try to get a waterproof seal on a hose leak. X-treme tape can do all these chores with flying colors because…

  • lest we forget

    http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/int/long.html it’s a bit of a myth that Jesus was a bearded hippie who loves everyone.. but it is one that i have often been guilty of perpetuating.. so for the sake of balance, I’ll let him answer back in his own words.. “JOHN 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and…

  • OCJ

    http://onemonkey.org/ocj/ Operation Clone Jesus now has a permanent home here onemonkey.org/ocj

  • space-aged plimsoles

    http://www.boingboing.net…ers_like_a.html these are the latest thing in space-sneakers, designed for high-flying cosmonauts of tomorrow but do you notice anything unusual about them? that’s right even after 50 years of space going innovation and the humble shoelace is still the sine non qua of footwear fastenings. here in the 21st century and astronauts are not wearing…

  • Schoedinger’s Cast

    Just one possible experiment in a theatre among many Performed by Alan Cox at the Soho Theatre, 17th May 2006 Written by Caspar Addyman 2006 We are all familiar with Schroedinger’s cat. A simple little thought experiment that illustrates the bizarre nature of quantum mechanics. But very briefly, a cat is placed in a sealed…

  • Hanging’s too good for him

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    http://www.boingboing.net…rmer_suppl.html A farmer in Middlesex Suffolk builds and exports gallows to African dictatorships, where they are used to execute dissidents and others who’ve been railroaded through corrupt judicial systems. He’s been condemned by Amnesty International, but insists that “business is business,” and some people deserve the death penalty. His business will be outlawed by a…

  • Single ladies, come to the Babylab!

    http://www.eurekalert.org…c-wat050406.php Women attracted to men when they see interest in children refected in their faces Women are able to subconsciously pick up cues of interest in children in men’s faces and use those cues to determine if they are attracted to them for long-term relationships, according to new research at the University of Chicago and…

  • Post-mortem brain studies reveal features of mild cognitive impairment

    http://www.eurekalert.org…j-pbs050406.php Seems I misread this Eureka Alert headline.. death is fatal after all

  • Group Gleefulness

    http://sohoexperiment.blogspot.com/ One of my own favourite and most personally significant psychology experiments isn’t an experiment at all in the strictest sense, more a set of observations. But it is scientific, it is fun and it was an impetus that steered me towards studying developmental psychology. I hope you find it delightful and intriguing too. An…

  • Experimental process

    http://sohoexperiment.blo…nt_archive.html An example of one moment in that experimental process that recently surprised me comes from an experiment we are running to see how sensitive babies are to patterns in their environments. We show them two different sequences of coloured shapes that appear one at a time on a computer screen, and see which one…

  • Experiments.. in theatre

    I know many of you like experiments and that most of you are keen on the theatre. You are all in luck because on the evening of Monday 15th May in the Soho Theatre, London you can enjoy both! Tassos Stevens has a PhD in developmental psychology but for the last few years he has…

  • The Soho Experiment

    http://sohoexperiment.blogspot.com/