Saturday, April 11, 2015
And in the news this week...
China is planning a rail tunnel under mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world* They say it could take five years to build... or about as long as British railways take to fix a signal.
The Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, (also the most consonants in a name winner) looks lightly to get the death sentence after being found guilty of all thirty charges. Thats not really news, I didn't expect him to get off with a strongly worded post-it note if I'm honest.
It''s now emerged that police failed to respond to an alarm at the Hatton Garden jewel robbery, and that the thieves may have spent three days back and fro to the building to clean it out. That won't come as a surprise to most people who have called the police, their response times to anything other than a motoring offence or a celebrity pervert is appalling. Lets face it most of them are still searching for the long dead Jimmy Saville. And look how quick they got around to visiting Jeremy Clarkson over a possible minor assault.
Maybe next time your jewelers alarm goes off ring the old bill and them you saw Jimmy Saville there, they'll be around with a swat team is seconds.
Apples new watch has an actual battery life of three hours it's claimed. Well thats ok then, I mean nobody needs a watch that lasts longer than three hours..... Oh, wait, yes they do.
* Note Everest is the highest mountain above sea level, it's not the tallest mountain, thats Mauna Kea at around 10.000 meters (Everest is 8.848 meters) Mauna Kea is measured from the seabed to the top.