Image of the day
Cartoon by William Heath Robinson, who was born 31/05/1872
W. Heath Robinson was an English cartoonist and illustrator best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines for achieving simple objectives. In the U.K., the term "Heath Robinson" entered the language during the 1914–1918 war as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible device. ‘a Heath Robinson affair’ is perhaps more often used in relation to temporary fixes using ingenuity and whatever is to hand, often string and tape, or unlikely cannibalisations. Its continuing popularity was undoubtedly linked to Second World War Britain's shortages and the need to ‘make do and mend’.
On this day …
1859 Big Ben began telling the time.
1912 American pioneer of powered flight Wilbur
1930 American actor and film director Clint
Eastwood was born.
psychedelic drugs and was once described by President Richard Nixon as ‘the most
dangerous man in America’.
Did you know …?
Catholics are not allowed to use IVF treatment. Muslims are allowed to use IVF, but only if the sperm and eggs used come from the (married) couple trying to conceive; using donor sperm is considered adultery.