How To … Fire a Musket

Apr 20, 2012 by

In the Napoleonic wars the cannon and musket was king of the battlefield. But how do you load and fire a smooth bore musket ?

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Pontifications – answers...

Apr 6, 2012 by

Answers to some of the amusing questions and fluff we muse on from time to time like : Why are typewriter keys layed out as they are ? or How exactly does asprin find a headache ?

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Pykrete – Aircraft Carri...

Feb 24, 2012 by

Pykrete is a real substance made from wood chips and ice with fantastical properties that were actually considered for use in building Royal Navy aircraft carriers during WW II.

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Wordsmith – Food for tho...

Feb 3, 2012 by

Improve and test your gastronomic wordpower.

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Exotic Paper Planes

Jan 20, 2012 by

Paper planes don’t have to be boring. Here are some rather exotic designs to print out and fold …

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Origin of Some British Christm...

Dec 23, 2011 by

We have a lot of traditions surrounding a good British Christmas which enjoy but never really question. But where did some of them originate from ?

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