Today is the sixtieth anniversary of the death of the great scientist Albert Einstein but despite this his legend still lives on. He is widely regarded as the most famous scientist ever, Einstein’s name is synonymous with problem solving and a genius-like intellect. With his shock of white hair and bushy moustache, he is instantly recognisable, but for all this it is one small equation that has ensured his legacy lives on. In 1905, the German published his now famous theory of special relativity – E=mc2. It is an equation that is known all around the world and one that adorns posters, t-shirts and has even been turned into tattoos. But what is it, how does it help us today and what does it actually mean?
Back in June 2012, we made a case for Alan Turing, considered by many to be the Grandfather of modern computing and also an official Hero of The Bears, to receive a posthumous apology for his conviction for gross indecency. The conviction was not because he was fiddling with kids, like many of today’s celebrities, but because he had a loving relationship with a man – at the time homosexuality was illegal in England. Now the Queen has decided that the computer pioneer and code-breaker should be given a posthumous royal pardon – obviously after reading of the case in Jammy Toast.
We like to think that we are pretty broadminded here at Jammy Toast. There is not much which will shock us and I guess there is nothing much we have not seen before, if we are being honest. That was true until last night, while we were channel flipping to find something to watch, when we came across something which totally took our attention. There on screen was quite an attractive young Asian lady without many clothes on and in plain sight were her breasts. Again this is nothing we haven’t seen before and, needless to say, it caught our attention and we sat spellbound by this beauty from Thailand. Then, as the camera moved down, there it was in all its glory – A PENIS!
Last week we posted a story based on Stephen Hawking’s new book, which stated that God did not create the universe and the whole process can now be explained by science. In the book he stated that, “the universe can and will create itself from nothing. It is not necessary to invoke God.” This week, because the Pope is in town, we thought it would be interesting to look at his version.
No, he did not, says Professor Stephen Hawking. A few years ago, Professor Stephen Hawking published his book A Brief History of Time and had all The Bears transfixed. In the book, he described how everything in space, time and the universe worked. The book was subtitled From the Big Bang to Black Holes and that is exactly what it covered. It started by explaining how the whole universe as we know it, started from a huge explosion millions of years ago. There is nothing special about that, there are many books attempting the same thing, but Stephen Hawking wrote his not for scientists and physicists but for normal people and Bears to understand.
The world has a big problem. We are producing too many greenhouse gases and it is leading to global warming. Unfortunately, we are affecting not just humans but the animals on this planet also. None more so than the Polar Bear. As the world warms up so the ice at the poles starts to melt and there is nowhere for the Bears to live, hunt and breed.
Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most famous scientists, has been rushed to hospital today. Professor Hawking, who works at the Cambridge University, was undergoing tests at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. A university spokesman said the 67-year-old physicist, who is best known for his book; “A Brief History of Time”, was taken to hospital by ambulance. “Professor Hawking is very ill,” he added.