Month: November 2015

Being Prime Minister for the day

You’ve seen him/her dozens of times in the House of Commons, leaning on his despatch box. But did you know uou can get pretty close to standing there and having a go at being Prime Minister too! This all arose when we were invited to the Houses of Parliament by Exeter University’s chancellor Floella Benjamin.…

By Biggsy 19th November 2015 2

Where’s the hottest place on Earth?

And that’s the “correctly” recorded hottest place on Earth according to the ‘WMO World Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes’. So let’s get the confusion out of the way to start with! The hottest official recorded temperature is now credited to ‘Death Valley’ in the USA and not ‘Tripoli in Libya’. More specifically ‘Greenland Ranch,…

By Biggsy 3rd November 2015 0