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Physics and superheroes

Physics and superheroes do not mix

Sometimes my train of thought gets so carried away that it's amazing the measly mind powering it manages to cope. This happens a lot when I watch superhero films. I love them, but I find myself somewhere between "Wow cool" and "...but hang on - that can't happen". Physics and superpowers don't generally go well together. (more…)

Why Playing the Lottery Is a Man’s Thing

(This is a sponsored post, written by a company that requested to use my platform for exposure).
These days, one must take care not to discriminate by gender. Men and women were created equal after all and it would not be politically correct to suggest otherwise. Therefore it may come as a surprise that when it comes to online gaming, there is a distinct difference in behaviour between the sexes. And it may be even more surprising to learn that men play the lottery more than women! (more…)

Smoking when pregnant

Smoking when pregnant – is it ever ok?

I tweeted something earlier this year about smoking when pregnant. The tweet both garnered support and ruffled some tobacco-stained feathers. It was inflammatory and accusing, as you'd expect, but it kicked off a debate and that's always a good thing. It opened my mind, to an extent, but I don't think my opinion has changed on the matter. (more…)

Don't ask me what I got for Christmas

Why I dreaded starting the school term after Christmas

I was never bullied at school, but I was never one of the popular kids either, I was in that happy medium that required the least effort - I could just go by unnoticed if I wanted to. I was right where I wanted to be. No matter what position you held in the shitstorm of a school social-rank though, there was one question in January you could never avoid: "What did you get for Christmas?". (more…)

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