Saturday, 12 August 2017
As long as there were pubs and inns there were always games," says historian and 'doctor of darts' Patrick Chaplin. While his PhD is in the social history of that pursuit, the world of pub pastimes is far from restricted to the dartboard or the pool table. Anyone for a spot of dwile flonking or a game of devil among the tailors?read more
Saturday, 29 July 2017
TWITTER/ BORING OREGON
The small Scottish community of Dull forged ties with Boring, in Oregon US, in 2012.
They were twinned after Dull resident Elizabeth Leighton was cycling around the US state while on holiday and passed the strange settlement.
Tickled by the name she phoned home with the idea about developing ties between the two oddly-named places.
But the two communities have become more interesting after the Australian shire of Bland joined the “League of Extraordinary Communities”.
The stunt has proved successful for the Highland community, which has gone on to become a tourist sensation in its own right after erecting a 10ft sign announcing the Bring partnership in 2013.
Councillor Ian Cambell has even invited the Mayor -read more
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Saturday, 1 July 2017
Saturday, 10 June 2017
When he first developed the commercial trampoline in the 1940s, gymnast George Nissen thought the recreational device would take over the world. While it didn’t quite become so all-encompassing a phenomenon, his vision did give birth to countless hours of backyard entertainment, an Olympic event—and the weird, failed sport of spaceball.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Saturday, 27 May 2017
You get pregnant and suddenly you enter a whole new world of weird symptoms that no one warned you about before.
Maybe it’s simply that women are so pleased to finally give birth that they forget the pregnancy months and don’t pass on vital information. Maybe it’s a mass conspiracy of silence between doctors, midwives and new mothers.
Whatever the answer, we’re here to tell you the truth about weird things to expect when you’re pregnant...-read more