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Thought for the Day – the Sun

So, if the sun is the source of all heat for our planet, why does it get colder the further away from the earth’s surface you get?

Why is the vacuum of space -273 degrees C? Surely, with no atmospheric protection from the rays of the sun, one should receive the full heat straight away?

Indeed, should there not be a point where one can float, nearer the sun than we are, where space is actually quite hot?

This massive ball of gas, our sun, cannot just ‘end’ at a definite point, surely? It is, we are given to understand, a flaming ball of gas – surely it’s not a million degrees at one point and then, where ‘space’ starts, it’s -273?

I propose that there is a distance from the sun that one can stand, that is actually a comfortable room temperature. Beyond this point it gets progressively hotter, much like a terrestrial ‘barbeque’. Indeed, from this point in space, one could potentially offer a suasage on a stick in the direction of the sun, and in no time at all it would become a tasty, well-cooked snack. (space-chefs should note that, depending on the length of the stick, it may also become a, so familiar to the terrestrial bbq, ‘sausage-shaped lump of carbon’).

So confident am I of this prediction that I propose to send a dog into space on the next NASA mission, equiped with marshmallows, (to keep it simple for the dog), and a series of sticks of varying lengths.

Anyone who wishes to contribute towards the funding of this project, and hence share in the undoubtedly ‘astronomical’ rewards can visit our companion site, wiseacre.com

Cheers,

Philip

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Boy Who Looked Out Of The Window

A bit different this one, but it reflects where I’m at.

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Calendar Series #8 of 8

I finally cave on day 8 of the Calendar series! Check #1 to see what I was trying to do 🙂

Merry Christmas one and all xx

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Calendar Series #7

Seventh in the series – going strong! Check out #1 to see what this is about.

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Calendar Series #5

Fifth in the Calendar Series. Refer to Calendar #1 to see what this is about.

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Calendar Series #4

Fourth in the Calendar Series. Refer to #1 to find out what this is about.

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Calendar Series #1

This is the first of a series of pages i wrote earlier this year. 

I wanted to inspire myself to complete something, to follow-up on something that I believed in.

hence, I produced the scheme, bleow,  which, whilst not technically done on a typewriter, sets the scene for the following typewritten pages.

The numbers across the top are the dates of the month that I started in. MTWTFSS are obviously the first letters of the days of the week.

The challenge I set myself was to produce a page each day, numbering them according to the date (19, 20, 21 etc.).

The first word of each page would be the one written in the box for that day.

So, for Monday the 19th the first word would be ‘I’. For Thursday the 13th the first word would be (fittingly enough), ‘pointless’.

Got it? Okay, the first page will follow shortly.

Cheers, Philip

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