Tuesday, 5 December 2017


As we are rapidly propelled to the end of another year and the time comes for annual superlatives, we are treated again by Kottke to fifty-two things that consultant Tom Whitwell has gleaned over the past year personally and professionally.
The index is a fascinating revue of not only contemporary times but also many are contextualised as historical development, like the bit of trivia that the first Automated Teller Machine cards were mildly radioactive paper vouchers that were machine readable or that phosphorus-rich dust from the Sahara carried aloft is crucial for the sustainment of the Amazon rainforest. What are some of the facts that you’ve learnt this year? Be sure to check out the whole list and you might come across a few items you first heard of at PRfC.