July 20, 1969

I was four years old. Being four, I went to bed early, probably around 6pm, having spent a full day exhausting myself with the games four years olds fill their days with during endless summer. It wasn’t exactly the noise that wakened me, since there wasn’t any real noise. It was more a murmuring, the […]

The Washp

Glorious accidents aren’t supposed to happen any more. Alexander Graham Bell probably hoped the first words ever said over his new-fangled telephone would be profound and meaningful, resonating down the ages. Instead, they turned out to be ‘Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you’, uttered after he accidentally spilled some acid. Sir Alexander […]