Intrepid scientist corrects physiology in Gulliver’s Travels after 300 years

Enlarge / Title page of first edition of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, relating the fictional adventures of one Lemuel Gulliver. (credit: Meisei University Library, Tokyo, Japan) Gulliver’s Travels is justly regarded as one of the best satirical novels of all time, although its author, Jonathan Swift, claimed he wrote the book “to vex the world […]

BBC Breakfast: Naga Munchetty red-faced after guest CORRECTS her during awkward interview

The 42-year-old had been quizzing athlete Tony Bowman about his incredible sprinting success at the mature age of 82, when she found herself being corrected by him. After Tony mentioned that he had ran the 100 metres in 14 seconds, Naga quickly pointed out that his sprint was just seconds behind world record holder Usain […]