Imagine me not knowing a fact like that until today. Quite disgraceful! I thought I knew all there is to know about the British weather, and so I should, having reached the age of 64.
It has started me thinking about my lack of knowledge about all manner of things. More than once in response to a question from my extremely handsome son George, I have found myself struggling for an answer. I hate it when I hear myself saying to him, "why don't you google it?"
There is a heck of a lot of knowledge stashed away in the far reaches of my aging brain. This is not an idle boast. It may be immodest of me to say it but I am, or perhaps I should say was, very adept at general knowledge quizzes. Not any more though.
|Isaac Newtons apple tree. 360 years old and still producing apples.|
Where does this overspill of knowledge go? I'll tell you, and you may scoff at what I am about to say, but just remember they scoffed at Isaac Newton, when he became the first person to notice, that apples always fall in a downward direction. They scoffed at Yogi Bear, sorry, Logie Baird when he said he could send pictures through the air. Actually I believe they did also scoff at Yogi Bear, but the knowledge of why they scoffed at him has obviously leaked out, because I can't remember why. They scoffed at Einstein.. Wait.. No.. They didn't scoff at him. Did he scoff at them? Don't know. Can't remember. But they did scoff at lots of people. I know that for certain.
Now where was I before all that scoffing? Oh yes. I believe that google siphons up all the leaked knowledge. I'm not sure how they do it, but it probably involves our home computers in some way. I still have some research to do on this.
As I say this is all theoretical at the moment. However, when I get some spare time I intend to investigate further, and hope, in the fullness of time, to submit a paper to the British Science Institute.
Apparently there is a few more days of heat and sun to come. Tomorrow I shall wear a sunhat. Wish I'd worn one today, perhaps I could have avoided this headache. Hmm.. I wonder. Do you think the heat might have gone to my head?