In praise of human politicians

I see that The Scotsman has again been trying to wring another story out of a politician’s use of Twitter. This time it is Jo Swinson exposing her ignorance about football. As she was overwhelmed by members of the Tartan Army at a railway station, Ms Swinson got out her BlackBerry, logged on to her […]

The perfect cup of 3103

I came across ISO 3103 when I was taking a look at Wikipedia’s Unusual articles at the weekend. ISO 3103 is ISO’s standardised method for brewing tea. There could hardly be a more inappropriate thing to standardise. Because no matter what, only you can make the perfect cup of tea. Invariably, if somebody else makes […]

Cow milking systems

Here is an amusing post from Daniel Brett about cow milking systems. (I realised that I know next to nothing about Qatar, Bahrain and Lebanon…)

Bloody Corn Flakes

I really hate Corn Flakes because, no matter what you try, when you pour the milk it always seems to rebound off a corn flake crevice in spetacular fashion, causing the milk to go all over the place. Frosties are even worse because the sugar coating seems to form a kind of protective shield which […]