Archive for the ‘Trivial’ Category
The Northern Lights or ‘Aurora Borealis’ are possibly the most breathtaking natural sight known to man, lighting up the sky as a result of a collision between energetic charged particles and atoms, creating a neon green/blue sweeping light effect.
In the southern hemisphere, the ‘Aurora Australis’ light the sky with deep reds and neon greens, as the colour varies with oxygen emissions and nitrogen emissions, determined by the activity of the energy within them.
The BBC has written an article about the use of 3D glasses in helping to defeat Hitler during World War ll.
It describes how ‘a team of World War II experts disrupted Nazi plans to bombard Britain’, by using a Victorian invention called the stereoscope, a pair of glasses that allowed the British to look at aerial photographs and see the enemy landscape in 3D.
This enabled the photographic identifiers to measure the height of rockets and their launch sites, and then attack these sites, limiting the German’s attack capabilities on the UK.
How’s that for a spec-tacular achievement!
To see the full article with photographs, click here.
“Fashion is everything to me. It’s just as important as the music” – Lady GaGa – The Independent, 2009.
Lady GaGa – Fashion icon? Global superstar? Or just a bit of a weirdo?
Aptly named, it’s fair to say that GaGa’s fashion sense is a little, well, GaGa. But check out these pictures of her wearing our favourite (and her favourite) fashion accessory…
Better watch your back Elton, looks like someone’s trying to steal your crown!
Everyone that wears glasses will know how easy they are to misplace. We take them off for a minute, and then when we want to put them back on, they’ve gone. More often than not, we eventually realise that they are sat on our head, but not before wasting precious time searching for them.
For many, losing your glasses is right up there with losing your car keys. You only realise you’ve lost them when you need them, which often occurs at the most inappropriate time.
Frustrating as this can be, it’s not quite as enraging as really losing your glasses, nor as infuriating as dropping them and cracking the lens.
But how many people actually have a spare pair, in case the unthinkable ever does happen?
When buying a pair of ‘back-up’ specs, people generally opt for cheaper and more basic looking styles, rather than forking out for another pair of designer frames on the high-street that would cost them a week’s wage.
Smarter people however, may look online and use their current prescription to order a pair of quality back up specs for less than £20. And style conscious smart people may look online for a designer pair, saving up to 70% off high-street prices.
Another solution is to invest in a good ol’ fashioned spectacle chain à la John McCririck. What’s that Deirdre, it would spoil your look? Think you might have done that already, love.
- John McCririck – trendsetter?
A pair of circular tortoiseshell glasses belonging to Winston Churchill were sold to a telephone bidder for a staggering £11,200 at an auction last month, according to an article by BBC news.
It tells how ‘an impersonator dressed as Churchill tried to buy back the glasses on behalf of their original manufacturer’, but backed off as bidding increased.
Simon Palmer, owner of the manufacturer CW Dixey & Son said, “We anticipated the bidding was likely to go high, but we didn’t anticipate that the glasses would be quite as popular as they have proved to be.”
Palmer had hoped to ‘reclaim’ the glasses in an ‘attempt to preserve them as an important piece of British history’.
The huge interest in the glasses shows how people are often remembered for their appearance and how our fashion choices influence our memory once we are gone. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert also points out that “the popularity of the auction shows the high regard with which the world still holds Churchill.”
To read the full article, click here
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England manager Fabio Capello is a hot topic of interest in recent news, not only for his choice of formations, but more importantly his style of glasses. Trivial as it may seem, there is thought to be a link between a manager’s glasses and his team’s on-pitch performance, suggesting the time has come for Capello to consider a frame-change.
The Guardian’s ‘The Sports Blog’ also makes reference to former England manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson; noting that “when [Sven] changed his spectacles a few years ago he made himself look more like a professor.” The article continues, ‘before the spec-change, Eriksson was a manager with a respectable but hardly earth-shattering reputation. But after trading in his old frames for something a touch more academic looking, the Swede won the Italian double with Lazio and went on to give England supporters a brief and joyous glimpse of triumph.’
We all know Capello likes to change his mind, but maybe he should ‘do like Sven’ and change his specs instead…