Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Eye-mazing Facts

Inspired by Amanda's post on the resolution of the eye, I have come across some fascinating facts about the eye.

Besides the brain, the eye is the most complex organ you possess. It is composed of more than two million working parts and can process 36,000 bits of information every hour. That's a lot of bytes... How many?? The eye contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge and can instantaneously set in motion hundreds of muscles and organs in your body. In a normal life-span, you will bring almost 24 million images of the world around you.

It is believed that an average person blinks about 12 times a minute, that's an amazing 10,080 blinks a day. So the next time you hear someone say "it happened in the blink of an eye" you know what that means. So your eyes are your most precious sense... care for them properly!

Ndeipi Bloggers

Remember that your blogging tasks are part of your ongoing assessment. This means that you have to do all tasks, keep your blogs updated, do all housekeeping, and keep track of blogs by using Google Reader. I am still to see your skills on your blogs and we also need to finalise all links for the Blog Your Own Adventure task. You must also complete the Historical Interview task and do another interview tasks today of any historical figure from any place in the world. We need some articles in the next edition of the College's 'HOT' magaizine, so give it your very best effort.

PS: Ndeipi is 'Hi' in Shona language

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

The Enchanted Forest - Part 1

You wake up in the middle of an enchanted forest full of treasure and traps. You need to find a way out of the forest before the sun goes down.

It is getting darker and darker by the footstep and you see two sets of foot prints (small and big). The small set of prints leads to a dark and bushy part of the forest, and the huge prints lead to a clearing in the forest

Do you follow the big foot prints?

Saturday, 20 October 2007

One Minute 12 Seconds

That's the time it takes Lewis Hamilton to get round 2.677 miles at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Amazing! Why don't you tell us what you can do in one minute and 12 seconds. Keep it clean guys.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Collaborative Writing

As I became conscious, I felt his last heart beat in my bloody arms, and I knew it was over. Nathan, my brother, had sacrificed his life for the love of the family and now it was time to pay back. I could not believe this had just happened. I was on the verge of breakdown, in all ways you can think of. What would mother say about this? How would the rest of the family react to this incident? This time I had really messed up and I knew I had to make things right. I could not control the tears watering down my cheeks as I dialled 999, shivering and sobbing, and in great shock. Help was on its way.

The bullet had pierced right through Nathan’s chest and I could not do any thing to stop the bleeding and save his life. The last thing I remembered was running away holding a black bag, from these three gentlemen.


Friday, 21 September 2007


Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend.

“Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

“I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes” replies Watson.

“And what do you deduce from that?”

Watson ponders for a minute. “Well,

Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.

Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.

Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three.

Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe.

But what does it tell you, Holmes?”

Holmes is silent for a moment.

“Watson, you idiot!” he says. “Someone has stolen our tent!”

Thursday, 20 September 2007


On visiting your blogs I noticed that some of you are breeching the conduct that we all drew up and have been using intolerable language. I have taken action by removing some of you from the class blog list and I will reiterate that the use of abusive language will NOT be accepted at all. So I strongly recommed that you all have a quick look at all your posts and remove or edit anything you feel is inappropriate. So if you can sort out all your blogs first and then come back to me when that is done.