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That's ******* disgusting.
 

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Ok here's a brain cleanser...

TIL that 'apricity' means 'the warmth of the sun in winter'. Quite appropriate for today! :thumb:
 
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Strange !!! Still doing it. :confused:

I've emailed the BBC. :)
 

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Seems it doesn't work on IE which I still use. Tried it on Edge and it works just fine. :thumb:
 
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TIL that the oldest known star chart is over a thousand years old :eek:

https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/chinese-star-chart

The Chinese star chart is the earliest known manuscript atlas of the night sky.

It was produced in central China around 700 and it shows over 1,300 stars visible to the naked eye – centuries before the telescope was invented.
The scroll was one among 40,000 manuscripts in a Buddhist library cave, and lay hidden after the cave was sealed in about AD 1000 until its rediscovery in 1900. Who made it and how it ended up there will probably always be a mystery.
Makes you wonder what other treasures have been hidden away, just waiting to be found. Amazing! :bow:
 
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