SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2019

NASA IS HAVING TO DEVELOP A WIND-POWERED AUTOMATA TO EXPLORE VENUS BECAUSE THE PLANET’S HARSH CONDITIONS - IN PARTICULAR THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF A RATHER SWEATY 462 °C (THAT’S 864 °F, PEOPLE) - MAKE OPERATING ELECTRONICS THERE IMPOSSIBLE. MIND: BLOWN - VIA THE HILARIOUS (AND EVIDENTLY RATHER KNOWLEDGEABLE) HARRIET BRAINE, WHO HAS UPPED HER TECH NOUS IN PREPARATION FOR LIVE RECORDINGS OF THE DESIGN SPARK PODCAST LATER THIS MONTH.

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NO FUCKING WAY - VIA THE TWITTERS. AT THIS POINT I’M GOING TO HAND OVER TO MY SISTER, WHOSE RESPONSE SAYS IT ALL, REALLY: “WTF?! I’VE BEEN SPENDING AGES CARVING THOSE FUCKERS?!!” SHE THEN WENT ON TO ADD THAT PINEAPPLES ARE THE MOST POPULAR FRUIT IN THE UK. THEN MESSAGE TO SAY THAT SHE GOOGLED IT AND ACTUALLY THAT’S NOT TRUE. BUT THAT THEY ARE THE MOST PURCHASED FRUIT FROM THE GROCERS. OR SO SHE’S HEARD. RATHER MORE QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE COMMENTARY THAN FACTS, THAT GIRL…