Here's a rather impressive photo my brother took.
Cher turn to do the washing up!
I had a fight with my decorator over the wallpaper, but I got a right pasting.
Not done one of these for a while.
“I’m still determined to become chief journalist on the Canine Times” said Tom doggedly.
This rather pretty insect perched on my mint is a Brimstone moth, one of the Geometridae, so-called because their caterpillars are inchworms that progress by 'looping'. The animal anchors its rear legs, stretches the front part of its body forward, obtains a grip with its front legs and pulls the back of its body up behind it.
I work as a structural engineer. There’s a lot of stress in the job.
The clock shop I work for asked me to stay late. I was working overtime.
What colour gives you wind? Burple.
My tattooist. I’d swear she’s got designs on me.
Apparently they've found a way to make explosives from poo. I call it bang out of ordure.
Why do these clouds have such flat bottoms?
Proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life!
The euphorbia is in full flower and this bumblebee loves it!
We often hear the phrase, “The fur flew”. Would that be hairo-o-dynamics?
When hope was younger
We would have married.
From today’s Times Quick Cryptic, set by Joker.
Half the alphabet? This was split some time ago (4)
I bought myself an attack worm. Waste of money, it was spineless.
These numbers have the property that if you double them you get a perfect square
2, 8, 18, 32, 50, 72, 98, ...
And these have the property that if you multiply them by 3 you get a perfect cube
9, 72, 243, 576, 1125, ...
Some numbers are in both lists; the smallest is 72 and
2 x 72 = 122, 3 x 72 = 63.
It's not possible to extend this and find a number n such that 2n is a square, 3n a cube and 4n a fourth power. However it was asked on Quora what the smallest number is such that n such that 2n is a square, 3n a cube and 5n a fifth power. Alon Amit showed the answer is 215320524. In full this is
I decided to extend this to the next prime number, 7, and found the smallest n such that 2n is a square, 3n a cube, 5n a fifth power and 7n a seventh power is 21053140584790. This impressive number evaluates to
which has 234 digits.
I think we can continue and add 11, 13 etc. but at this point I ran out of steam!
One of the planes a friend crewed in times gone by has been taken out of service and will be recycled but people who worked on her in the early days were offered a piece of the plane as a memento. My friend chose a window and brought it to the pub where it attracted great interest.
Here is the plane it came from. It was window 6 on the left hand side.
First Flight - 21/01/2005
Type - Airbus A319-111
Serial Number - 2385
Engines - x2 CFM56-5B5/P
Total Hours - 44,668 (21.09.21)
What colour makes you bunged-up? Gold.
What colour lets you into the car? Khaki.
Our garden has a brick planeter, a bit like a wishing well with no well. It was overgrown when we moved here and we never did anything with it until about four years back, when we planted some lavender and a tine holly tree.
Neither exactly thrived, so we decided to redevelop the site. Lavender and holly have been replanted, we hope in a better spot, and we've put in new plants, fewer, but with a more consious design.
The central plant is a quince.This one is ornamental (I think people call these Japonica) but edible quices are a fruit related to apple and pears, and once eaten widely in this country; now unusual and hard to obtain here, although still common in some othe European countries. If you'd like a recipe for baked quince, just ask in the comments.
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