Posted By Rod Archer Friday, 30th March 2012 10:20am
Friday at a Glance!
Day 90 of 2012
276 days to go til 2013
269 days until Christmas
9 days till Easter Sunday
24 days till St. George’s Day
118 days til the Olympics in London
Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey is backing a campaign which could see thousands of people get a better energy deal. More than 200,000 residents have already signed up to the 'Big Switch' campaign. Mr Healey has been campaigning for clearer and fairer energy bills - he's raised the issue in the House of Commons.
Buses in South Yorkshire will soon be quicker, smarter and smoother. The Passenger Transport Executive's been given millions of pounds to make improvements. £4.91 million will be spent on areas of high employment across the region to improve access.
Today’s homework question is on Science...
Where in or on your body would you find a lunula?
The answer to yesterday’s question... What device is used for drawing and measuring angles? was a protractor.
Rod’s Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos #58… Why is it that the best thing about being an adult is that you can be as childish as you want?
All our PANIC-buying of petrol they reckon has brought in more than £32million in EXTRA fuel excise duty. The AA calculated the figure after news that petrol sales shot up by 81% yesterday and diesel by 63% as we flocked to the garages to fill up… But if you didn’t, don’t worry. There isn’t going to be a strike this side of Easter by fuel tanker drivers. The tankers union have to give a week’s notice of a strike, they haven’t, it’s a bank holiday on Friday and Monday so it’s not going to happen till after Easter. BUT!!! I've just been down the High Street and people have started panic buying pasties now at Greggs… Hurry while stocks last! Halfords have told us they’ve seen "extraordinary high" sales of fuel cans after that minister told us to ‘fill up a jerry can’. Sales went up by 225% compared with this time last year. Do you think if the government said ‘send us all your cash – or the number 10 cat gets it’ we would?? Got to be honest – all this talk of fuel price rises hasn’t really affected me yet. I only ever put a tenner in… I still only put a tenner in...My car though, I think it needs seeing to…It doesn’t seem to go as far on it lately…
PRINCE Philip returned to form yesterday with a mildly politically incorrect remark…As thousands of well-wishers turned out to greet the Queen on a tour of London for her Diamond Jubilee he noticed someone on a mobility scooter in the crowd with a bunch of daffodils for the Queen. He wandered over to the disabled man on his mobility scooter and asked: "How many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?” The BBC is planning a special show ‘behind the scenes at Buck House’ with an interview from the Duke on it soon…
So….One in five said they felt the same thrill as if they were infatuated with a new lover. And more than a third were so besotted with their new dream home they couldn’t get it out of their minds. 5% confessed their heart beat faster whenever they thought of it. But when it doesn’t happen, we feel the same distress as a break up. One in 8 say they went through misery and despair, while 2% lose their appetite. And 13 % actually admitted they felt as if they had been dumped.
WHAT IS IT??!
POTENTIAL buyers really do "fall in love” with homes they’ve set their hearts on, a new survey claims today. More than half (56 %) of us who put in an offer on a house in the past year displayed at least one symptom of love towards it...
WWW – in my house it stands for the ‘WORLD WIDE WAIT’ BUT! Could there be a speed boost for the whole web on the way? Microsoft and Google are working on new technology that will 'supercharge' every site we’re being told this morning. The Internet Engineering Task Force is meeting today to discuss how to 'update' the ageing 'HTTP' protocol that underlies the entire World Wide Web. I’ve already found a way to make the internet got 3 times faster…And make browsing much faster… Just uninstall Internet Explorer.
FATHERS of young boys now
spend less than an hour a day with their sons, according to a new survey. Many
dads simply rely on phone calls or texts to keep in touch. Almost all those
with sons aged between five and 10 say they regret not spending enough "quality
time” together, such as playing football or riding bikes. Nearly half (48 %)
blame their long and exhausting working hours, with 35 % saying work eats into
their weekends. As a result, men typically spend just 56 minutes a day together
with their young sons, even taking into account Saturdays and Sundays. Alarmingly,
nearly a fifth (18 %) told the survey by toy manufacturer Bandai they manage
only 15 minutes each day.
Rise of the secret snackers! One in three women have confessed that they eat in secret - and even HIDE food from their partners. 33% say they scoff in secret, usually last thing at night or before hubby has got out of bed. The most common place to hide chocolate and snacks? In her shoes under the bed!
Chris Nixon from Town had a go at identifying the Mystery Voice this morning! She suggested Sir Antony Hopkins...it wasn’t right so the prizes roll on to 8:35 on Monday morning!
That’s it from me for a week or so...Joe Sentance will be looking after the show for the next week while I head for the sun! Have a fabulous Easter and I’ll catch you all refreshed from my holiday on Tuesday April 10!