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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ten Things of Reference

  1. Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights widely used by the US and British military in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has emerged.
  2. A Spanish politician has said he was shocked to find out the FBI had used his photo for a digitally-altered image showing how Osama Bin Laden might look.
  3. There are no chain stores on the tiny south Atlantic island of St Helena.
  4. After 186 years in business, chocolate brand Cadbury is being taken over by a rival company.
  5. Detentions where pupils are forced to listen to classical music are an effective deterrent against unruly behaviour, a head teacher has found.
  6. The second century saint, Irenaeus, believed that God created a universe in which disasters occur because goodness only develops in response to people's suffering.
  7. We know more about the outer edges of the Solar System than we do about the first kilometre of the Earth's crust.
  8. A photograph might be worth a million words, now it's also worth a million pounds.
  9. Science fiction can actually change the future.
  10. Pigs have hair not fur.

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