Today is towel day and the answer is 42

25 May, 2013 // 1 Comment

Today is not only International Geek Pride day, it is also Towel Day on which fans of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (HGG) carry a towel around as a tribute to author Douglas Adams who tragically passed away aged 49 in 2001. In fact, it was just weeks after his death that the first Towel Day happened and it has been happening ever since. I [...]

What about us? Invisibility and why enough is enough.

24 May, 2013 // 4 Comments

There was once a moment when I thought really long and hard before I finally realised that I couldn’t remember what it was like to have no hearing impairment. The realisation made me sad because it felt like I’d lost something very special, but it also helped me come to terms with the fact that roughly half of my ability to hear had [...]

The internet hasn’t killed the Loch Ness Monster.

6 May, 2013 // 6 Comments

I’ve just read a really interesting opinion piece on The Guardian website by Philip Hoare that questions if the internet has killed the Loch Ness Monster. I can somewhat identify with Hoare’s feelings that the mystery and wonder brought forth by monster stories gracing the headlines has disappeared. A memory that always stands out [...]

How it is.

4 May, 2013 // 8 Comments

If you laugh at people because they believe in stupid things you’re laughing at me six years ago. I cannot help but take that personally. Unless you went on ghost hunts with me you probably wont be able to grasp the complexity of the beliefs I held about ghosts, afterlife, psychics and more. I wouldn’t expect you to, but I would expect [...]

The very amusing “What are you so afraid of?” question

29 April, 2013 // 2 Comments

Those not familiar with Don Philips and the GSI Paranormal team can read past posts of mine about them by clicking this link here. To summarise, Don and his team often demonstrate pseudo-scientific techniques on their ghost hunts and make outrageous claims about spirits they encounter and then “exorcise”. Whenever anybody has [...]

Why the Mr Ghost iPhone gadget wont live up to its name

28 April, 2013 // 10 Comments

Mr Ghost device The Mr Ghost EMF Detection device was crowd founded on Kickstarter in late 2012 with the title ‘Mr Ghost: iPhone EMF Detector – Fancy yourself a ghost hunter? Mr.Ghost plugs directly into your mic port to detect electromagnetic radiation sources.‘ The project, launched by Aaron Rasmussen, is basically an EMF [...]

James May & the shark that never was

27 April, 2013 // 3 Comments

James May should be in my bad books right now, but the fact that he is responsible for the Skegness Sea Monster is both baffling and beautiful at the same time. You couldn’t make it up… unless you are May, in which case you probably already have. James May is best known for his presenting role on the Television Show ‘Top [...]
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