An ancient stone monolith in England’s Peak District may well have been an astronomical marker, according to new archaeological evidence. The 4,000-year-old stone which is located at Gardom’s Edge is triangular in shape and angles up toward geographic south. Gardom’s Edge Monolith Its orientation and slant angle are aligned with the altitude of the sun […]
Any sports fan will tell you of the tears of frustration and joy that come with supporting any team. If your team is a bit prone to, shall, we say, losing, it is tempting to try and find some excuse to explain their failures; a biased referee, poor management and lack of cash to buy […]
Well, here we are again, another Friday the 13th, when all ladders we approach will be avoided with even more care than usual, or will run back up the stairs if you are about to pass someone on them? Friday the 13th Well, if that is your attitude, it could well make you a Friggatriskaidekaphobic, someone […]
It is believed that the origins of Halloween may probably be found in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival which honoured the dead. The Celts divided their year into four major holidays and according to this calendar, the year began on a day which now corresponds to November 1st on the modern calendar. Halloween History The […]
As we approach Halloween, it is unsurprising that our thoughts turn to scary spooks and menacing monsters, however, at the moment, vampires seem to be particularly popular. Halloween The time was when the main group of people who were fascinated by the toothy trouble makers were Goths but recently in Australia the academic world has […]
And now for something completely different…We all know the image of the mummy who appears swaddled in bandages every Halloween. You probably also know of the famous curse of Tutankhamen… Curse of Tutankhamen The story goes that when Howard Carter opened the pharaoh’s tomb in 1922 it unleashed a dreadful curse which according to the […]
Most people find moving home irksome to say the least, whether you are a student moving into digs, renting a smart apartment, or feeling you way gingerly along the property ladder. Let’s see if you can influence your fortunes? Cultures and home moves There seem a thousand and one test and tribulations before you get […]
Today your Weekly Horoscope Forecasts have gone live for Week Commencing 13th of May. You can also read about Friday the 13th.
Friday 13th, what does it mean to you? Nothing at all, an excuse to stay in bed all day, or a film featuring a chap called Jason with a severe attitude problem?