This week in 1586, potatoes arrived in Britain from modern-day Columbia. Here is a page all about them:
Archive for July, 2010
สวัสดี คุณพูดภาษาไทย? If not then don’t worry as today is Thai Language Day (or วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ)
Hej fra Færøerne! Hello from the Faroe Islands!
This week marks the Ólavsøka festival when the Parliament is opened on St Olav’s day. There are also sporting events such as rowing competitions, art exhibitions and folk music.
Here’s some further information about the festival:
And should you wish to visit the Faroe Islands:
On 27th July 1940, Bugs Bunny made his debut in the film ‘A Wild Hare’. Here is some information about him:
Here is an initiative to coincide with the 2012 Olympics:
This comedian nicely demonstrates how not to use PowerPoint.
TOTD will soon be off for a week on the Grand Union Canal. If you’re interested in Britain’s canals and rivers then here’s a site to get you going.
If you fancy building and operating your own lock then try this game (it’s an American site, so some of the terminology is different to our, e.g. wickets instead of paddles).
We haven’t done anything on Lego for, oooh, about three weeks. If there are bits falling off your house then this might inspire you.
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