Monday, 5 July 2010

How times have changed...

Jonathan and Judy are home from school, so we are off to the seaside for a few days. Before I grab my bucket and spade, though, here's an interesting bit of nostalgia.

For over 40 years, there's been a book entitled the How and Why Wonder Book of Weather on the bookshelves of Number 32. It's part of a very worthy and educational series of books for children. I've not looked at it for years, but the other day, for some reason, it came off the shelf.

And at the end of the book, I found this very interesting experiment.

Sigh. You don't get stuff like that in children's books these days.


Albert said...


Phil Walker said...

In fairness, it looks like you could probably do the same with a smoky match, and without needing to get your parents to take up smoking.