George Carlin has died from heart failure in Los Angeles aged 71.
His famous 'Seven words you can never say on TV' routine led to his arrest in 1972 for disturbing the peace after performing the show at Milwaukee. The same routine, which was played on a New York radio station, resulted in a Supreme Court ruling in 1978 upholding the governments authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language.
A crop circle in Wroughton near Wiltshire has turned out to be a lot more than just a bit of flattened grass.
The Banbury Circle (above) appeared earlier this month and the crop cirlcle enthusiasts called it 'mind boggling'.
Retired astophysicist Mike Reed saw the pattern and made the mathematical link to Pi.
He says the crop pattern clearly shows the first 10 digits of Pi with the tenth digit correctly rounded up. The little dot near the centre is the decimal point and the code is based on ten angular segments with the radial jumps being the indicator of each segment.
The coded image depicts 3.141592654 and the diagram below shows how it's done.
For the full explaination of how the diagram works see - HERE
Thousands of people turned out in London this Saturday for this years Trooping the Colour. Traditionally part of the millitarys preparation for battle, it was announce in 1748 that it would also be held to mark the sovereigns official birthday (Her Maj actually turned 82 on the 21st April). The Colour (or flag) this year was that of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. The Queen inspected 1,100 troops most of which were dressed in traditional bearskin and red tunics. Among them were members of the Welsh Gaurds, Scots Gaurds, Grenadier Gaurds and the Coldstream Gaurds. After the ceremony there was one of the biggest flypasts in recent years to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the RAF. The flypast involved 55 aircraft including a Nimrod, a 68 year old Spitfire and the RAFs latest aircraft - The Typhoon.
There's been quite a bit of welsh 'stuff' in the news this weekend.
Our very own Russel T Davies was awarded an OBE for his services to drama.
Brought to public attention by the Channel 4 series 'Queer as Folk' (the most complained about programme ever) RTD went on to write the wonderful 'Casanova' mini series starring the second of Russels doctors, David Tennant and then doing the world a great service by breathing life back into Dr Who and creating the spin-off series 'Torchwood'
From this years Computex Trade Show in Taipei, Taiwan comes this irresistable little usb toy. Plug this baby into your hub and he'll hit himself on the head with the little hammer every time someone IMs you.
The Imaging team from the Spitzer Space Telescope last week unveiled the largest, highest resolution infra-red picture ever taken of the Milky Way. The photo spans 180 feet and takes up an entire wall at the AAS meeting in St. Louis (picture above).
The image is made up of 800,000 images taken by Spitzer amassing 39,000 x 6000 pixels and shows an area of sky 120 degrees longitude by 2 degrees latitude.
A survey using the Spitzer Space Telescope has offered some evidence that we live in a large galaxy distinguished by two main spiral arms (the Scutum-Centaurus and Perseus arms) emerging from the ends of a large central bar.
If you could view our galaxy face on you would likely see the Milky Way as a two-armed barred spiral similar to the picture above. Previous investigations have identified a smaller central barred structure and four spiral arms.
Astronomers place our sun about a third of the way in from the Milky Ways outer edge in a minor arm called the Orion Spur.
Due to be released on Tuesday 10th June 2008 this set of stamps from the Royal Mail celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic 'Hammer Horror' and 'Carry On' films.
The First Class stamp features Carry on Sergeant. For 48p you get Dracula. 50p will buy you Carry on Cleo. 56p is the Curse Of Frankenstein. Carry on Screaming comes in at 72p and last but not least is The Mummy at 81p.
There's a brilliant fun gadget at the Royal Mail website which allows you to magnify the stamps and see them in glorious Technicoloured detail.
I haven't collected any stamps since I was about 12 - but, as a massive Hammer films fan I think I'll make an exception for these.....
Come down with me into the rabbit hole of psychosis, varying degrees of sociopathic intent and possible vomit inducing paranoia.
Enjoy the sights of lucid nightmares and behold the cuteness of the fluffy bunny.
Dive right in to the lake of sugary goodness and fight for your life against the monsters within.
Here you will meet both the deviant and the divine - the hero and the heretic.
Hopefully you'll enjoy the ride - after all - it's free!!
So buckle up if you like - if not, hold on tight.....and here goes..