An early Type A mechanism on display at the Inkpen Post Box Museum Taunton, Somerset  Taken by: Kitmaster from Wikimedia Commons (original source)

An early Type A mechanism on display at the Inkpen Post Box Museum Taunton, Somerset Taken by: Kitmaster from Wikimedia Commons (original source)

Best Short bread recipe- 1/2 th3 recipe though as it makes LOADS!   200g golden caster sugar,  plus more to sprinkle  500g plain flour, plus more  to dust  250g cornflour or rice flour  Preheat the oven to 170ºC/fan

Classic shortbread recipe

Best Short bread recipe- 1/2 th3 recipe though as it makes LOADS! 200g golden caster sugar, plus more to sprinkle 500g plain flour, plus more to dust 250g cornflour or rice flour Preheat the oven to 170ºC/fan

Swiss cheese plants' iconic leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist.    Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests.    The counterintuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests.    Commonly grown as house plants, they are found in the wild from southern Mexico to Colombia.

Why cheese plants are full of holes

Swiss cheese plants' iconic leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist. Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests. The counterintuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests. Commonly grown as house plants, they are found in the wild from southern Mexico to Colombia.

British WW II propaganda artworks released on wikipedia - via The Telegraph

British World War Two propaganda artworks released on Wikipedia

British WW II propaganda artworks released on wikipedia - via The Telegraph

Ernst Haeckel’s ”Kunstformen der Natur” showing various sea anemones classified as Actiniae. From Wikimedia Commons.

Ernst Haeckel, the scientist as an artist.

Ernst Haeckel’s ”Kunstformen der Natur” showing various sea anemones classified as Actiniae. From Wikimedia Commons.

Scalpel by @Firkin, From a public domain drawing on Wikimedia Commons, on @openclipart

Scalpel by @Firkin, From a public domain drawing on Wikimedia Commons, on @openclipart

On 19th July 1553, thirteen days after the death of her half-brother Edward VI, Mary, eldest daughter of Henry VIII, was proclaimed queen in London in place of Queen Jane, who had been proclaimed queen on 10th July.The Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London records:

On 19th July 1553, thirteen days after the death of her half-brother Edward VI, Mary, eldest daughter of Henry VIII, was proclaimed queen in London in place of Queen Jane, who had been proclaimed queen on 10th July.The Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London records:

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