Wee I never! There are just five days to go to Talk Like A Pirate Day! It’s a fine tradition that Losing it will be supporting this year, provided my old memory doesn’t completely fail me.
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Astronomers name ‘world of chaos’
So, the non-planet formerly known as Xena now has an official name.
Having caused so much consternation in the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the object has been called Eris, after the Greek goddess of discord.
Nice to see the astronomical community has retained its sense of humour after all the fuss over Pluto…
BBC NEWS | UK | New Potter script in flight row
Harry Potter author J K Rowling had some trouble getting back from New York last month. She was carrying the manuscript for the seventh and final book in the moderately popular series, which included handwritten notes made on her trip. The security people were following their strict guidelines and at first refused to let her on board her plane with it. Not surprisingly, Ms Rowling wasn’t going to put her irreplaceable manuscript into the cargo hold. Eventually, she was allowed to carry the papers on board, secured with rubber bands. Apparently paper is only a security risk if it can be separated into pages…
Ms Rowling says that if she hadn’t been allowed to board the plane, she’d have sailed home instead. You mean she didn’t have a broomstick with her??!
 Slight understatement
 OK, great big huge one
 Someone had to say it
 And probably 3,219 people have already, but I don’t care, so there