An optical illusion is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different [...]
Rally against pollution of the planet with rubbish. Who was at the picnic at the weekend and did not clean up after ourselves – that goat!
Legoland California is an amusement park in Carlsbad, California focused on Lego bricks. It opened on March 20, 1999. It is the third Legoland park to open, and is the only one outside of Europe. The park is split into nine major sections which are: The Beginning, Dino Island, Duplo, Village Green, Fun Town, Knight’s [...]
I loved chocolate and cappuccino but then a DIY testing kit told me they were making me ill, reveals Fay Ripley
Waiting to appear on a live TV chat show, actress Fay Ripley suddenly realised she was in serious trouble.
‘Without warning, I felt as if I was going to faint,’ says Fay, star of hit dramas including The Return Of Reggie Perrin and Cold Feet.
‘My heart was racing and my hands were shaking. I started to [...]
Why ignoring fainting could be fatal: That ‘funny turn’ could be a warning you have a life-threatening heart condition
Julie Fear and her 18-month-daughter Naomi were sitting on the sofa playing when, without warning, the toddler suddenly pitched forwards and fell, hitting her head hard on the floor.
It was a nasty bump yet, when Julie picked her up, Naomi wasn’t crying – she was completely silent.
‘Her face was like a waxwork dummy, there were [...]
For those who value their super-bright smile, it has always been the drink to avoid.
But red wine could actually be good for your teeth, scientists have claimed.
They have found it contains chemicals that could ward off decay by stopping harmful bacteria from sticking to teeth.
The findings, due to be published in the journal Food Chemistry, [...]
One giant leap for ocean exploration… what the world’s first ’space station of the sea’ will look like
It looks more like the Starship Enterprise sinking in the sea – but this huge vertical vessel could be the future of ocean exploration.
Called the SeaOrbiter, the huge 51m (167ft) structure is set to be the world’s first vertical ship allowing man a revolutionary view of life below the surface.
Although currently only a prototype its [...]
At just a foot long, these white gators are two of the rarest creatures in the world.
They were found in swamp land by a Louisiana fisherman and have now been given a new home in a New Orleans Zoo.
Weighing in at just over 14 pounds, the creatures are not albino, but are born with a [...]
The House of Commons was yesterday suffering from an unusual shortage of white papers – toilet papers, that is.
MPs and peers were left desperate after officials in the Palace of Westminster were caught short by a lack of loo roll.
Staff responsible for replenishing the Commons toilets began to report mid-morning that those cubicles out of [...]