HASTE – Bonfire Night

My name is Brian Snell and I am a representative of the Health and Safety Time Executive or HASTE for short. I have a kept a diary of my more interesting experiences as it was important to document my findings for HASTE just in case they were sued for negligence by the people I met.Continue reading “HASTE – Bonfire Night”

Carbon Atoms

All human beings are carbon-based life forms so how is it then that we are all so different? Why are some people left-handed and others right-handed for example? Why are people either scientific left-brain thinkers or creative right-brain thinkers? Where did all these differences come from? When our ancestors slithered out of the Primordial SoupContinue reading “Carbon Atoms”

Stone Age Roulette

A stone ball 30 feet in diameter may provide archaeologists with a vital clue as to the real reason for the construction of Silbury Hill and the Avebury Stone Circles in Wiltshire, UK. The ball was found two months ago in a farmer’s field at the base of Silbury Hill and was believed to haveContinue reading “Stone Age Roulette”

Carcassonne

As part of the Treaty of the Pyrenees between France and Spain in 1659, France gained Roussillon and Perpignan, parts of Luxembourg and towns in Flanders such as Arras and Béthune. The treaty set the new border with Spain at the Pyrenees and because of this decision Carcassonne’s importance as a military base dwindled rapidlyContinue reading “Carcassonne”

Montsegur

I visited Montsegur to see the place where the Cathars had made their ‘last stand’ against the besieging forces of the King of France. I was also intrigued about the Cathar treasure many people believe was spirited away during the final days of the siege. By the beginning of 1240 most Cathar leaders, and almostContinue reading “Montsegur”

Dolphin Friendly Cheddar Cheese Producers (DFCCP)

Extract from the book – 40 Strange Groups This organisation promotes animal welfare and ensures that no harm comes to any dolphins during the production of cheddar cheese by its members. The cows whose milk is used in the production of the cheese are gently persuaded to enter the milking shed, either by being givenContinue reading “Dolphin Friendly Cheddar Cheese Producers (DFCCP)”

Humane Mousetrap Society

Extract from the book – 40 Strange Groups To be accepted into this elite group, prospective entrants must demonstrate they’ve invented a mousetrap that no one else has thought of. The trap must not kill the mouse, so bringing your hungry pet cat to the entrance exam won’t work. Would-be members have one hour toContinue reading “Humane Mousetrap Society”

Buddhists for Peaceful Furniture Assembly

Extract from the book – 40 Secret Groups Buddhists belonging to this group can be phoned by purchasers of Ikea flat-pack furniture and asked to come along to the purchasers home to provide a peaceful environment when the furniture is being put together. BPIFA have discovered a more harmonious environment promotes more peaceful furniture assemblageContinue reading “Buddhists for Peaceful Furniture Assembly”

The Eight Wives of Henry VI society

This society, known familiarly as the “The Eight Wives”, is an umbrella organisation for groups who believe a number of conspiracy theories regarding English history, including the theory Henry VI had eight wives, a record that Henry VIII tried to break without success. Other theories include one where Elizabeth I was really a man calledContinue reading “The Eight Wives of Henry VI society”

District 6 Museum

Back in Cape Town, the most poignant symbol of the apartheid regime is the District 6 museum. District 6 was a vibrant community of Cape Malays, Indians, Blacks, and a few Whites until 11th February 1966, when the apartheid regime declared District Six a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act. By 1982 60,000 people hadContinue reading “District 6 Museum”