Posts Tagged ‘New Years Eve’

Firework Dismay

02Nov17

Why is it legal to buy explosives in Britain? On November 5th, we celebrate “Bonfire Night”. Every year, around 1,000 people visit hospitals for treatment of firework-related injuries. Half of the injuries are to under-18s. Since 1996, four people have been killed in firework accidents in the UK. I lived in Australia for almost seven […]


I can’t remember the last time I went out and stayed out past midnight.


Time Out.

21Oct14

Why are there twelve months in a year and 24 hours in a day? Surely we could decimalise. It’s always going to take 365.25 days for the earth to go around the sun, why not just divide the year up into ten months? Each decimal month would last 36.525 days. We could do away with […]