Month: November 2015

Pretending you’re the Prime Minister

Pretending you’re the Prime Minister

You’ve seen him dozens of times in the House of Commons, leaning on his despatch box, and you can get pretty close to standing there too! This all arose when we were invited to the Houses of Parliament by Exeter University’s chancellor Floella Benjamin. And on Guy Fawkes night!! Where am I talking about? The…

By Biggsy 19th November 2015 2

10 types of photos to take at Madame Tussauds

10 types of photos to take at Madame Tussauds

London’s Madame Tussauds is a museum along Marylebone Road full of life-size wax figures of famous celebrities, along with hordes of tourists taking photos of the “celebs” but often with the waxworks facing in the wrong direction. Let me explain. When a “real” human person is having their photo taken they tend to look directly…

By Biggsy 11th November 2015 0

Where’s the hottest recorded place on Earth?

Where’s the hottest recorded place on Earth?

And that’s the “hottest” place recorded 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, near Furnace…

By Biggsy 3rd November 2015 0