Misheard lyrics……..

The following is a list of the most common misheard lyrics – make of it as you will but I am ashamed to admit that for years I thought The Police`s song “So Lonely” was a paen to the former news reader Sue Lawley. 1. ‘Money for nothin’ and chips …

A very short history of the mobile phone….

Wireless portable telephones that can be used nearly anywhere are still referred to as “cell phones,” although “mobile phone” is a more accurate term; cellular phones were the early form of networking for communications providers that consisted of multiple base stations that divided up a region into “cells.” Wireless technology …

A very short history of the piano…..

Devilishly hard to master but unrivalled for learning the elements of music, the piano has now become a standard piece of  furniture. The instrument dates from the early 1700s, but there were several forerunners. The dulcimer, a stringed instrument played with hammers, was probably of ancient Middle Eastern origin. By …

A very short history of Etch-A-Sketch

With its bright-red frame, grey screen, and white plastic knobs, the Etch-a-Sketch toy is a 20th-century toy icon. Millions of kids around the world have manipulated those knobs to draw everything from a single line to complicated portraits. For a plaything so closely identified with American childhood, the Etch-a-Sketch has …