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What is the origin of the word ‘bluetooth’? Which UK football ground is flanked by Bloemfontein & South Africa roads? When walking round Rondebosch Common, why is it wise not to go widdershins?
These are a few of the questions put to John Maytham by 567 CapeTalk listeners in the Rapid Fire insert on the late drive-time show. Join him on a tour of the oddest, arcane and most surprising questions – and be tickled by the weird and wonderful answers.
Leerwerk is een van die tradisionele handwerksoorte wat tans 'n oplewing beleef. Hierdie boek is 'n uitstekende gids vir die gewilde, eeue-oue kuns. Enigeen kan aantreklike leeritems met 'n professionele afwerking maak deur 'n handjievol basiese tegnieke te bemeester. Die skrywer lei jou om met enige van 'n groot verskeidenheid leersoorte, enkele gereedskapstukke en die volledige patrone in die boek pragtige en funksionele handgemaakte sakke, bykomstighede, geskenke en dekoratiewe items vir jou huis te skep. Die 50 oorspronklike projekte is tydloos en prakties, en gedetailleerde aanwysings met stap-vir-stap foto's sal verseker dat jy alles self kan nadoen. Lieflike volbladfoto's van die voltooide projekte sal jou inspireer om sommer dadelik weg te spring. Die boek se inhoud sluit die volgende in: kies van materiaal en gereedskap; sleuteltegnieke soos kleur, sny, gate pons, en afkanting; steke wat vir die projekte gebruik is; invoeg van ritssluiters; afwerking van buitesakke en stroke; meer as 50 patrone vir projekte, met variasies; projekte wat wissel van eenvoudige beursies, oorringe en armbande tot 'n drasak vir hout, 'n oornagsak, 'n rugsak en 'n elegante poef. Beginners kan met 'n eenvoudige sleutelhouer wegspring en stelselmatig vorder na die maak van belde, beursies en sakke, terwyl meer ervare leerwerkers inspirasie sal put uit die oorspronklike eietydse ontwerpe.
Luke and Obi-Wan set out on a mission to Alderaan to rescue Princess Leia. On the way they encounter new friends, old enemies and no small amount of danger!
Complete mazes, codewords and puzzles in the uniquely illustrated, full colour activity book.
Then press out the pieces to create your very own X-Wing and TIE fighter models, perfect for recreating the famous Trench Run scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Leatherwork is enjoying a resurgence in the craft world. This book is an invaluable guide to this popular and age-old craft. Anyone can learn to make attractive leather articles with a professional look by mastering a handful of basic techniques. Using any of the many kinds of available leather, some leatherwork tools and the designs in this book you can produce beautiful and functional handcrafted accessories, gifts and items for your home. The 50 original projects, both timeless and practical, are lavishly illustrated with step-by-step photos and styled shots of completed articles, with detailed instructions to ensure that you cannot go wrong. The book covers: selection of materials and tools; key techniques such as dyeing, cutting, punching, bevelling; stitches used for the projects; inserting zips; finishing of pockets and straps; more than 50 templates for projects, with variations; projects ranging from earrings, simple bracelets, wallets and desk accessories to a wood carrier, an overnight bag, a back pack and a pouffe. Beginners can start small with a simple key fob, then build up to belts, a wallet and bags, while experienced leatherworkers will find inspiration in the contemporary and unusual designs.
Dive into a deep underwater world with this mystical title. Children and adults alike will love the sparkling underwater world filled with magical underwater creatures. This jigsaw features large, sturdy pieces that are perfect for little hands, so everyone can enjoy this sparkly title.
For as long as civilizations have known how to ascribe numerical values to quantities, there have been number puzzles; ancient Egyptian scrolls have been found with difficult problems for the reader to solve. Now Mensa, the leading high IQ society, have created a book which will challenge even the most adept puzzle-solver. A wide variety of puzzle types have been included from societies around the world in The Mensa Number Puzzle Book. Many include a historical introduction and advice on how to solve them from Mensa's top puzzle-setters.
Are you ready to test your brainpower against the best and the brightest minds in the country? Every year, Mensa hosts the Brain of Mensa event - a gruelling knockout competition to root out the smartest quizzers - many enter, but only one remains standing to claim the title. The Mensa Quiz is, for the first time ever, a compilation of the questions in these yearly competitions. Work your way through over 1,500 head-scratching, perplexing puzzles, questions and logic challenges. Finally find out if you have what it takes to go up against the best of them - and maybe next year you will be competing to become the next 'Brain of Mensa'.
A series of puzzles designed by some of Mensa's leading puzzle-setters with the aim of testing - and training - all aspects of the problem-solving areas of your brain. With over 200 formidable puzzles to get your brain into gear.
Enter the fiery world of dragons with this 100-piece children's jigsaws with treatments! Featuring a stunning, action-packed illustration of magnificent dragons, with shimmering orange foil making the fire jump right out of the image. These jigsaws feature large and sturdy jigsaw pieces that are perfect for little hands so everyone can enjoy this dragon puzzle. Children and adults alike will love this challenging and fun jigsaw!
Create beautiful pieces of etch art with Enchanting Nature!
Using the wooden stick smartly inset into the cover, you can scratch away the black art on the inside panels to discover brightly coloured patterns and motifs hidden underneath!
It’s up to you: you can scratch away all of the black layer, choose a few details to reveal that you want to highlight or create your own patterns, lines and dots on the beautiful landscape images inside!
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of tying knots. The next title in Pavilion's exciting new series for adventurers, this book follows on from the success of 50 Things to Do with a Penknife. The book features step-by-step instructions on how to tie 40 fundamental knots, and then shows you how your new skills can be transformed into a selection of practical and decorative projects. The book is divided in four sections: Classic Knots - featuring the Reef Bow and the True Lover's Knot. Knots in this chapter can be used to create a wall hanging. Camping Knots - featuring the Tent Pole Hitch and the Rope Ladder. Knots in this chapter can be used to create an outdoor mat and a beaded bracelet. Climbing Knots - featuring the Alpine Butterfly and the Spanish Bowline. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a coaster and a bag. Maritime Knots - featuring the Anchor Bend and the Dry Fly. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a plant hanger and a hammock. The detailed instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on putting together the knot lover's ultimate toolbox, alongside explanations of key terms and techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and nifty projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.
Fancy yourself a golden age detective? In these pages lie the clues you will need to crack the most impenetrable of cases. Culprits lurk between the lines of word searches. Imposters are unearthed in anagrams. A keen eye and a quick wit are your best tools for eliminating the suspects in a range of puzzles, suitable for all ages and levels. For seven years, the British Library has brought neglected crime fiction writers into the spotlight in a series of republished novels and anthologies. Updated with brand new puzzle styles and including the very latest British Library Crime Classics titles, there are even more ways to solve the mystery in this sequel to The Pocket Detective.
Jump from amateur straight to professional with this fast-track guide to reading the tarot. How do you know which interpretation to choose when there are so many possibilities with the tarot cards? This book is the first and only quick-reference tarot guide, which uses a logically progressive technique; schooling the reader in a non-linear fashion as they jump between the pages corresponding to their randomly selected cards. Designed particularly for those wanting to be time-efficient and ambitious in their learning, the book highlights key terms and uses a logic-based key coded system to synthesise what can otherwise be a vast and perplexing array of possibilities when reading the cards in combination. With black and white illustration of each card, the Tarot system opens up a dialogue with our subconscious; the Tarot provides the ultimate form of self-sufficiency, making this book a users' guide to optimising and authenticating our finest, and most precious resource, that which could never be robotically recreated or computerised, the conscious human mind. With AI fast encroaching on all aspects of life not only does this book inform and instruct on the reading of the tarot, but it also develops and trains the centralised logical, analytical, and reasoning mind to work in harmony with our innate and often over-shadowed instinctual and intuitive abilities.
Mensa: Quick Travel Puzzles brings the challenge of Mensa to you every day for your journey or vacation with a book of puzzles specially designed for you to take on any trip. These 150 quick puzzles can be solved wherever you may find yourself with a few minutes to spare. There are all sorts of challenges and special quizzes, and the emphasis in this book is on puzzles that you can solve quickly!
The Mensa All-New Puzzle Book has something to offer all types of puzzle solver. It will appeal to casual fans who would like to try something a little more challenging, as well as experienced solvers, who will be sure to discover something new. All the puzzles have been created by the intelligence experts at Mensa.
Puzzles from the Nether re-creates the retro world of Hawkins, where Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas, Max and their ever-frazzled parents navigate the Upside Down, fight off herds of demodogs and eat far too many Eggo's. To help the team, you must guide Hopper through the demogorgon tunnels, reveal the codes to help Bob escape Hawkins Lab and solve eerie riddles to earn your place in the gang. There are more than 100 puzzles and riddles based on the world of Stranger Things with both fantastically frightening and whimsically retro artworks throughout the book to illustrate every brainteaser.
The Rock and Roll A Level is here to rescue the pop quiz from the grip of bores who know the chart position of everything and the value of nothing. It's for the people who like pop music because it tells them so much about real life, the people who learned about America from the songs of Chuck Berry, about Europe from the albums of David Bowie and about all manner of things from the songs of Steely Dan. It's the first quiz book where the answers are as interesting as the questions. It's the first quiz book where general knowledge matters as much as an adolescence spent reading the NME or Smash Hits. It's a proper education.
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