Category Archives: Danger

Things we want to think of as friendly, but aren’t

During the Falklands War the Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Sheffield was sunk by a single missile fired from an Argentine fighter jet. It caused some people to wonder if modern surface warships were obsolete, sitting ducks for today’s sophisticated missiles. … Continue reading

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Things that outrun their sound

One reason why people walking along railway tracks get killed is that trains travelling at speed outrun their sound, which means that by the time you hear it, it’s virtually on top on you. An optical illusion happens. When you … Continue reading

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The Captain smiled at me

Robert Louis Stevenson used to tell the story of a ship being battered by a huge storm. The crew were terrified and one young sailor gave way to panic and left his post to rush to the bridge, where he … Continue reading

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Keep calm and eat strawberries

There’s an old story about a monk fleeing from a hungry tiger. He comes to the edge of a cliff and begins to climb down a vine, out of the tiger’s reach. But then, to his dismay, he sees another … Continue reading

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