Saturday, 15 March 2008 7 'unusual' shoes

Friday, 14 March 2008 7 facts about Pi

  1. Pi day is celebrated on March 14 at the Exploratorium in San Francisco at 1:59 PST (3/14 1:59)
  2. There is no zero in the first 31 digits of Pi.
  3. The first person to use the Greek letter Pi was Welshman William Jones in 1706. He used it as an abbreviation for the periphery of a circle with unit diameter.
  4. The first time 666 appears is at position 2440.
  5. If you take 10 million random digits, statistically on average you would expect 200 cases where you get 5 digits in a row the same. If you take 10 million digits of Pi, you get exactly 200.
  6. The Pi memory champion is Hiroyoki Gotu, who memorised an amasing 42,000 digits.
  7. The Babylonians found the first known value for Pi in around 2000BC - They used (25/8).

Thursday, 13 March 2008 7 foodstuffs on a bag for life

  1. Cornish Sea Bass
  2. Cambridgeshire French Breakfast Radishes
  3. Lynn Peninsula Lamb Cutlet
  4. Worcestershire Asparagus
  5. Cromer Crab
  6. Berkshire Blackberries
  7. Lincolnshire Carrots

Wednesday, 12 March 2008 7 upmarket sayings of the Chinese philosopher

A submission today from my Dad, thanks Dad :)

  1. Employ the upright and put aside all the crooked; in this way, the crooked can be made to be upright.
  2. Is humaneness a thing remote? I wish to be humane, and behold! humaneness is at hand.
  3. With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow; I still have joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honours acquired by inhumanity are to me as a floating cloud.
  4. Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbours.
  5. The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of humanity. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their humanity
  6. Let the will be set on the path of duty. Let every attainment in what is good be firmly grasped. Let perfect virtue be accorded with. Let relaxation and enjoyment be found in the polite arts.
  7. The object of the superior man is truth, not food. . . . The superior man is anxious lest he should not get truth; he is not anxious lest poverty should come upon him.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008 7 facts gleaned from the Ladybird book of mountains

  1. Mountains are over 305m above sea level
  2. Chamois goats live in the Alps
  3. Everest is 8848m above sea level
  4. Everest was first summited in May 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing
  5. The Ruwenlori mountains in central Africa mean 'Mountains of the Moon'
  6. The Mont Blanc tunnel between France and Italy is 7 miles long
  7. There is a mountain in Australia called Mount Bruce

Monday, 10 March 2008 7 best in group dogs at Crufts 2008

  1. Gundog Group - SH CH/AM CH SAN JO'S BORN TO PARTY [American Cocker Spaniel]
  2. Hound Group - CH DIALYNNE MAXIMUS [Beagle]
  4. Terrier Group - AM CH CARAWAY CELEBRATE LIFE [Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier]
  5. Toy Group - GIBELTARIK HAPPY GO LUCKY [Smooth Coated Chihuahua]
  6. Utility Group - CH JANERYLS IN THE LINE OF FIRE JW [Japanese Shiba Inu]
  7. Working Group - CH JAFRAK PHILIPPE OLIVIER [Giant Scnauzer]

Sunday, 9 March 2008 7 unusual cat breeds

  1. Devon Rex
  2. American Curl
  3. Cornish Rex
  4. Snowshow
  5. Sphynx
  6. Scottish Fold
  7. Peterbald