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Perhaps the best April Fools prank of all time? The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest.

With April Fools day fast approaching I had a little look on YouTube & came across a prank broadcast by the BBC in 1957. Titled the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest, the Panorama presenter Richard Dimbleby reported that a very mild winter

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Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue String Pudding instead!

Just couldn’t resist blogging about a classic children’s T.V. series, the Clangers, which ran from 1969 – 1972. This episode, The Rock Collector, still makes me smile as the history of NASA manned spaceflight is a research topic that really

100 images that changed the world.

Continuing this blogs theme of showcasing influential photographs that changed the world, the above is Josef Koudelka’s iconic 1968 picture of the Soviet invasion of Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia. As the Time Magazine wrote in their explanation of

Drive your own car on a classic motorsport circuit.

Built in the late 1920’s, the classic 13 mile ‘Nordschleife’ circuit in Germany is steeped in motorsport history. Today, if you have 25-30 Euro’s in your pocket, you can actually drive this classic circuit in your own car. The media

Isle of Man T.T. 200 mph+ on closed public roads! Awesome!

Although I prefer Formula One, I am totally in awe of the riders who take part in perhaps the most dangerous motorsport event, the annually held Isle of Man TT. A quick trawl through some stats reveals that the best

Live feed from Space: ISS views of Earth.

The International Space Station (ISS) circles at about 240 miles above our planet in low earth orbit. As you can clearly see the Earth is in fact round, & not flat as some believe!

A song about fallen heroes: Murray Head ‘Say it aint so Joe’

IMHO a most underrated song! Murray Head’s 1975 track ‘Say it ain’t so Joe’ is a personal favourite, & the meaning behind the song is an interesting tale. As Wiki quote: “Say It Ain’t So, Joe” was provoked by a

Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve message in 1968.

1968 saw the planet Earth in a bit of a mess. Parts of Asia were in flames, Martin Luther King had been assassinated, & many cities had been torn apart by rioting. However, if you remember watching the HBO miniseries

Black athletes make silent protest during 1968 Olympic podium ceremony.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. Read more about this protest in an Article