Friday, 2 December 2011

Shed stress: Feckless parents: Higgs boson-nearly: Audible burp: Big bug: and are you H.A.P.P.Y?


Definite lack of vertical distance in the liquid metal heat gauge at the Castle this morn, the study is still awaiting delivery of any type of non working what knots, his Maj has decided to stay in the warm today and I spent an hour replacing the ballcock yestermorn.


Sheds “could help men live longer.” The “newspaper” adds that the “therapeutic effects of pottering around relieves stress, which lowers blood pressure and even boosts self-esteem”.


Yeah right, hands up all those “potterers” who can’t even get into their haven because of all the crap stored there.....



Think that giving more money to poor families will not help the issue of child poverty because feckless parents will spend it on themselves, Iain Duncan Smith warned on Thursday night.
He warned that extra money provided to dysfunctional families may simply be spent on drugs or gambling, rather than on helping children.



Sigh... 


Earlier this month, physicists announced results of a combined search for the Higgs by the Atlas and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Their analysis, presented at a meeting in Paris, shows that physicists have now covered a large chunk of the search area in detail, ruling out a broad part of the mass range where the boson could be lurking.
An even more important milestone in the Higgs hunt beckons in December.
Researchers have now excluded the possibility that the Higgs (in its conventional form) will be found between the masses of 141 gigaelectronvolts (GeV) and 476 GeV.
Finding the Higgs boson at a mass of 476 GeV or more is considered highly unlikely.
This means that physicists are now focussing their hunt on the remaining "low mass" range - a small window between 114 GeV and 141 GeV.
Within that window, there is an intriguing "excess" in observations - a Higgs hint, perhaps - that stands out at 120 GeV.
But as fluctuations go, this one is relatively weak - at around the two-sigma level of certainty.


Get it, got it- good...
 


A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque school principal, a teacher and city police officer.
The boy was transported without his parents being notified in May after he "burped audibly" in PE class and his teacher called a school resource officer to complain he was disrupting her class.


Good job he didn’t fart......



Discovered up a tree, this giant Weta has been declared the largest ever found – weighing the equivalent of three mice.
The insect, with a 7in wing span, was found by American bug lover Mark Moffett, 53, on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand.
The nocturnal creature, known as Wetapunga or "god of ugly things", is the largest sub-species of the giant Weta, weighing the same as a small bird.
The Wetapunga can grow up to 10 centimetres long and its leg span can reach 20 centimetres.


Need a roll of wallpaper to sort that out....
 

And finally:



A study of well-being has shown 76 per cent of people rated themselves as seven out of 10 or more when asked to gauge how satisfied they were with life.
A further 73 per cent rated themselves as seven or more out of 10 when asked how happy they felt yesterday.
But more than one in four, or 27 per cent, rated themselves above five out of 10 in a scale where zero rated as ''not all anxious'' and 10 rated as ''completely anxious'' when answering the question ''how anxious did you feel yesterday?'' compared to more than half, or 57 per cent, with ratings of less than four out of 10.
The poll of 4,200 adults carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the figure rose to 78 per cent when people were asked to rate the extent to which they feel the things they do in life are worthwhile.


When “they” have asked the other 63 million odd and come up with a proper answer I might take some notice.


 

And today’s thought:



Angus

2 comments:

Bernard said...

Here's a shed that's hard to beat!
http://railwaycottage.blogspot.com/2011/11/into-spooky-woodshed.html
Plenty of eight-legged hairy beasts for you to splat with your rolled up copy of the FT.
I bet his Maj would enjoy it too?
When mine were kittens they used to scrunch up spiders!
Prefer 'Dreamies' now. :)

Angus said...

That is nasty Bernard the observant, I think his Maj is working his way up from worms....