Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Happy Birthday Neptune.

Happy birthday to Neptune. It's 164.79 years since Neptune was first discovered by astronomers with some considerable help from a French mathematician. And that 164.79 years is how long it takes Neptune to orbit the sun just once which is why it's happy first birthday to what is now, since Pluto fell out of the favour as a planet, the most distant planet in the solar system.

An other item that caught my notice today that mentioned years was a comment by the Senior police officer in charge of the latest investigations to the phone hacking. She was asked was she going to get the investigation right this time. Considering the failures of previous attempts to sort this on going mess out, it was a fair question. The answer given to a Parliamentary Select Committee was, "I hope so. I don't want to be here in 5 years time trying to explain why I didn't get it right." Does that mean we have to go through all this again in 2016? Mean while, with everybody's attention drawn to this growing and semmingly out of control scandel there is a question that should be asked; "Is anyone actually running the country at the moment?"

And finally, someone in the UK has just won £161 million on the Euro Lottery. Hi there who ever you are, you couldn't spare a couple of million could you? OK only asking. Seriously though, what would you do with 161 million quid?


Anonymous said...

Yeah, it was me who won the £161m. I'm not moving from my council house and I'm still going to carry on with my job as a rivet checker. It won't go to my head. And when I die, I'm going to give the whole lot to the National Society for the Protection of Seagulls.

The Muller said...

Who's running the country? Probably no one right now, but I'm sure Mr Murdoch's successor will be announced before our parlimentary representatives go on their summer holidays.

David said...

Hi Anon, I love seagulls, don't wait to die just give me the money and I'll start protecting them as soon as I buy a nice beach side house in the Bahamas.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'll send you a cheque by return!