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On This Day – BBC website

April 19, 2007

1956: Prince Rainier marries Grace Kelly

Prince Rainier marries Grace Kelly

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/19/newsid_2720000/2720723.stm

From – http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/

GRACE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: GRAYS [key]
Means "grace" from the English word, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. The actress Grace Kelly was a famous bearer of this name.

Source – http://www.behindthename.com/

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Moving Experience

April 17, 2007

Moving

We have moved and can now be found with our own domain:

http://www.sustainablemagic.com/

Please feel free to drop by.

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Rocketboom On Reasoning

April 16, 2007

Rocketboom On Reasoning

Nice run through a list of informal fallacies, with Joanne Colan.

http://www.rocketboom.com/stories/rb_07_apr_12

rea·son·ing (rē’zə-nĭng) pronunciation
n.

1. Use of reason, especially to form conclusions, inferences, or judgments.
2. Evidence or arguments used in thinking or argumentation.

http://www.rocketboom.org/

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Kiwi

April 15, 2007

Thanks to Dr Bill at http://drbill.cc/ for pointing out this wonderful short animation by Dony Permedi. Over 8 million views. That’s definitely a hit.

If only Kiwi had seen the French guy in this earlier post.

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Chicken Tonight

April 15, 2007

Hedgehog eating chicken

Yesterday, I put out a chicken leg for the cats to chew on. They weren’t very interested. Just noticed this hedgehog tucking into it.

running.jpg

A couple of flashes with my camera and he was off, seeking shelter from the impending thunder storm. Or something.

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Global Warming Scepticism and Chaos Theory

April 14, 2007

Question: is it possible for anyone who believes in the butterfly effect – where small variations in a system can produce profound changes in that system, to also believe that burning hundreds of billions of barrels of oil products every year will have little or no impact on our global climate system?

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Reassignment – finding new uses for things.

April 14, 2007

Part of being environmentally conscious is finding new uses for old redundant items. Pictured here is a floppy disk container reassigned as a mini propagator – growing petunia seedlings.

http://www.foe.co.uk/

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