Saturday, 9 February 2008 7 candle molds

Friday, 8 February 2008 7 surprisingly early inventions

Another submission today from my dad :)

  1. Adding machine - AD1642 : Blaise Pascal (France)
  2. Concrete - 1st century AD : (Rome)
  3. Encyclopedia - c.47 BC : Marcus Terentius Varro (Rome)
  4. Lock - c.4000BC : (Mesopotamia)
  5. Gun - 245 BC : Ctesibus (Greece)
  6. Parachute - c. 2nd century. BC : (China)
  7. Saw - c.4000 BC : (Egypt)

Thursday, 7 February 2008 7 things I didn't know last month

  1. My copy of Flex 3 beta 2 expired on the 31st Jan
  2. Rats are basically incontinent
  3. Geese can live for 25 years
  4. Where waitrose was in Thame
  5. Cows use their horns for cooling
  6. How well poised we are to buy a house
  7. A tortoise which wakes from hibernation early should be kept in a iceboxless fridge until spring

Wednesday, 6 February 2008 7 pieces of post that dropped through our door

  1. Molly Maid - Wouldn't you love to come home to a clean house?
  2. Home Counties Cladding - UPVC Fascias & Soffits up to 50% off
  3. Taj Mahal - Indian Restaurant & Takeway
  4. M. L. Dixon - Decorating, Let us give YOUR HOME the WOW factor!
  5. James Villa Holidays - Are you fit enough for a package holiday?
  6. Sunrise Senior Living - How can you make the biggest difference to a senior's quality of life?
  7. Domino's Pizza - 24 Fresh Money-Saving Vouchers Inside

Tuesday, 5 February 2008 7 items on Buckaroo's back

  1. Shovel
  2. Water Bottle
  3. Pan
  4. Bed Roll
  5. Guitar
  6. Rope
  7. Hat

Monday, 4 February 2008 7 new words that have entered the OED

  1. shoulder-surfing - n. the practice of spying on the user of a cash-dispensing machine or other electronic device in order to obtain their personal identification number, password, etc.
  2. mentee - n. a person who is advised, trained, or counselled by a mentor.
  3. retronym - n. a new term created from an existing word in order to distinguish the original referent of the existing word from a later one that is the product of progress or technological development (e.g. acoustic guitar for guitar).
  4. hardscape - n. the man-made features used in landscape architecture, e.g. paths or walls, as contrasted with vegetation.
  5. obesogenic - adj. tending to cause obesity.
  6. riffage - n. guitar riffs, especially in rock music.
  7. agroterrorism - n. terrorist acts intended to disrupt or damage a country's agriculture.

Sunday, 3 February 2008 7 more things said to me/by me recently

  1. It's not every day someone flings a Portuguese dictionary through your letterbox.
  2. I think 4 is the optimum number of Audis a man should have.
  3. I like to think a goat is being brought over on a truck right now.
  4. Hello, still got your foreigner on.
  5. Do not nest tidy boxes!
  6. Horses without policemen attached.
  7. I was concerned about the chickens before we left.