“Solve This If You Are A Genius”
 
By Ross Welford
11 Sep 2015
 

“Solve This If You Are A Genius”


Well, that was the headline on Facebook at any rate. Don’t scroll down.  See how you get on. The correct answer is 79.  That is, the last digit of the number before the equation becomes the first digit of the number after the equation.  Add two to it for the second digit.  116 was missed out […]

The internet has eaten itself
 
By Ross Welford
9 Sep 2015
 

The internet has eaten itself


There was a time, before internet shopping took off, before Ebay, before YouTube, before FaceBook became cool and then uncool, when the main purpose of the internet seemed to be the dissemination of intermittently amusing short films and animations.  (Well, that and porn, obviously.  Apparently.) I even had a job compiling hundreds of these clips into […]

Is this genius…or just plain daft?
 
By Ross Welford
3 Sep 2015
 

Is this genius…or just plain daft?


I really can’t decide.  I tried to explain what3words.com to Mrs W and my brother recently and was roundly mocked, and –  seeing as there was no web-enabled device handy to show them exactly what I meant – they continued to mock until I dissolved in my own pool of shameful tears. Here’s the idea. Every […]

The Kid Who Came From Space

A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again.

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The Dog Who Saved The World

My pet dog is called Mr Mash. We named him that because he's a mishmash. A total mongrel. He smells terrible. He'll eat literally anything. He can't see very well. But I love him more than anything. (Sorry dad.) And without him, the world is going to end...

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The 1,000-year-old Boy

There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is a story about someone who wants to stop.

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What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible

Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed.

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Time Travelling With A Hamster

My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine, and again four years later when he was twelve.

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