Posts tagged Puttin’ on the Ritz

Steve the Purple Ribbon

A mysterious aurora has been seen in Scotland after the mini Beast from the East cleared.  The remarkable phenomenon has been dubbed, ‘Steve’ – a Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement. Scientists are trying to learn more about the rare sight. Steve was seen along with the Aurora Borealis and could be identified [...]

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind
We have two tales of curious enormous inflatables ‘Gone with the Wind’. Giant Inflatable Moon First, a giant inflatable moon has rolled around the streets of a Chinese city after being cut loose by strong winds from Typhoon Meranti. In bizarre scenes, amateur video shows the part-deflated moon rolled over the top of traffic, pedes [...]

Dancing Gorilla Twycross Zoo

Dancing Gorilla Twycross Zoo
A dancing gorilla video has gone viral with more than one million people viewing the pirouetting primate. The charming footage of the three-year-old gorilla, called Lope, was taken on a visit to Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire. Dancing Gorilla Twycross Zoo Twycross Zoo is a renowned specialist primate centre with a wide variety of monkeys an [...]

James and the Giant Grasshopper

James and the Giant Grasshopper
The Earth Emperor still has a trick or two up his sleeve! In the soccer world cup in Brazil, a giant grasshopper landed on the arm of Columbia’s No 10 James Rodriguez during his country’s 2-1 defeat to the host nation.  Incredibly, the enormous bug clung to the world cup emblem on James’ shirt sleeve after he scored a p [...]

Attraction – Puttin’ on t...

Attraction – Puttin’ on the Ritz
Shadow theatre company, Attraction, have wowed the audience on Britain’s Got Talent with a wonderful and moving performance. The shadow dancing Earth Emperor must surely be applauding. 

Blue is the Colour

Blue is the Colour
Mid-season Chelsea FC were in turmoil yet against all odds they won the UEFA Champions League for the first time.  They recovered from 3-1 down to beat Napoli, overturned Benfica, the much fancied Barcelona with 10 men from 2-0 down, and beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the final on the German’s home ground. In the semi [...]

Snow Pumpkins and the Temple of Flood...

Snow Pumpkins and the Temple of Floods
The 26 October ‘Ides of March’ post anticipated Mother Nature would put on a show to the developed world as a wake up call. Well, just days after North-Eastern Americans were basking in an Indian Summer, temperatures plummeted 40 degrees as heavy snowfall swept in. New York City and the East Coast were hit with snowfall [...]

The state lottery in Israel has drawn the same six numbers as three weeks beforehand – an event statisticians claim was a one in four trillion chance. The numbers that rolled out on a live TV broadcast were 36,33,32,26,14 and 13. The chance of 6 identical numbers being drawn in this way was judged as a 1 in 10,000 year event. The six n [...]

On 22 September New York photographer Jay Fine braved a storm to catch on camera a lightning strike on the Statue of Liberty. His amazing photo has caught the imagination of the world. He waited 40 years to capture the image. The image was captured on the autumn equinox – a date so significant in our story.  Second, [...]

P/2010 A2

P/2010 A2
A strange object has been seen whizzing through space. NASA have called it P/2010 A2. It was spotted between Mars and Jupiter in the Asteroidial Main belt by the Hubble telescope just last week. The object – presumably a comet or meteor or asteroid collision – has a bizarre X-shaped tail, unlike anything ever seen in space be [...]

I-Spy the Earth Emperor's Eye