Interesting People

Junko Tabei ( 22 September 1939 – 20 October 2016) was the first woman to climb Mount Everest.

Interesting Fact – Black Hole

A group of astronomers called The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) consortium have revealed the very first image of a black hole, using a network of eight telescopes from around the world. This particular black hole is at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.  M87 is an elliptical […]

Interesting People – Gillian Scott

Maybe the title of this should be boring people, as Ms Scott, an English teacher, has been struck off the teaching register in Scotland for two years after pupils and parents complained about her “boring” lessons. (She has been removed following a seven-day hearing in Edinburgh where it was reported that she had spent three […]

Interesting People – Dr Henry Heimlich

Dr Henry Heimlich, the surgeon who gave his name to the simple but dramatic procedure used to rescue people from choking, managed to save someone’s life using the technique himself for the first time since he invented it in 1974. (His technique, called the Heimlich manoeuvre, is used for dislodging food or objects caught in […]

Interesting People – Queen Elizabeth II

When Queen Elizabeth was born she stood third in line for succession to the throne after Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), and her father, The Duke of York. (It was never expected that she would become Queen, but now she has 9 royal thrones – 1 at the House of Lords, 2 […]