August 31, 2018

Seatbelts first became compulsory in Australia in the early 70’s.  In the late 70’s the first car with anti-locking braking was produced.  In the mid 80’s child restraints became law.  By the end of the 80’s airbags became common place for the driver.  By the end of th...

August 24, 2018

Any trip to the local supermarket in search for some cleaning agent that will remove spots, stains or blemishes from clothing will take you down an aisle of multiple choices.  Each claiming some enzyme, some chemical, some combination, that will miraculously remove the...

August 18, 2018

Have you ever noticed how one piece of bad fruit seems to contaminate the other fruit that are near it?  The fruit, especially apples & pears, produce a gaseous hormone called ethylene, which is, among other things, a ripening agent. When you store fruits together, the...

August 11, 2018

Growing up I played Australian rules football.  But I was also interested in other sports, such as hockey, athletics, even rugby union.  My brothers and I, along with other kids in the neighbourhood would set up games of either Aussie rules or rugby and play it out on...

August 5, 2018

Many Parents hope that their children will grow up and adopt the values and love shown in the family home.  It’s not always the case, in fact it would seem more and more these days such is far from reality, but I suspect it is still the ideal for many parents.  There’s...

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