Symbolic Forest

A homage to loading screens.



In which we confuse people

As it’s April 1st, here’s some almost-but-not-quite-believable information. Some of it is true, some of it isn’t. See if you can guess which is which.

  1. A firm from Skegness once offered a mail-order service supplying potatoes sliced and braised in cream, and other similar dishes.
  2. French revolutionary politician and Terror leader Maximilien Robespierre was obsessive about wearing exactly the right sort of silk stockings every day.
  3. Some Ancient Greeks believed that beans were haunted, and that eating them could cause pregnancy.
  4. I have a tattoo of a steam train on the inside of my left thigh.
  5. The British government for many years maintained a secret stash of spare steam engines, hidden in an old quarry just outside Bath.
  6. Sir Alan Sugar’s company Amstrad once sold a range of home computers whose graphics chip used trinary, not binary, arithmetic.
  7. The term “bug” for a computer fault dates from someone finding a moth stuck in an early electromechanical computer.
  8. The tracks of the London Underground were originally about 2′ 3″ wider than they are now.