Friday, September 22, 2006

What is the world record for throwing flies?

How far can the average person throw a fly?

Or, perhaps it is something to do with baseball?

[Thames Festival, London September 2006]

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Ummmm, including this notice?

[Haberdasher's Hall, London September 2006]

Braille roadsigns for blind drivers

We can, exclusively, reveal secret tests of the new braille road signs. Remember folks, you saw it here first - this will not be reported anywhere else on the Web.

[Braemar, Scotland - September 2006]

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

There is something fishy about this sign

[Snapped by Dean Finnie in Cape Town]

Circular gravity discovered

This sign is helpfully placed at the top of a cliff. You will have to take my word for it that there is absolutely nowhere a rock could fall on you from if you can read this sign. Therefore the rocks have to drop off the eroding cliff at your feet, circle up around and fall on your head. Unfortunately climatic conditions were such that the phenomenon was not happening on the day we were there.

[St Andrews, Scotland - August 2006]

Sunday, September 10, 2006

I thought it was cakes that were liable ...

These are all over Scotland. Considering the numbers of foreign drivers on the roads I am sure the single word "Ice" would be more easily comprehended than this mouthful. Notice, too, the hinges: these signs were able to be closed when the message was inappropriate yet we saw dozens when we toured in the height of summer!

[Scotland, August 2006]