Hello, and welcome to the 27th edition of Three Things on Thursday.
This week, our things include: mysterious elevated walkways in the City of London, Astronaut Chris Hadfield debunks space myths, and the 280 year old clock that made global navigation possible.
Let’s go check them out!
1. Weird Walkways Around Kano HQ
If you were to take a walk around the City of London (near Kano HQ), you might notice the reamins of a weird (and wonderful!) elevated walkway scheme from the 1960s, called The Pedway.
Some parts of the system are still in use, some are long gone, and one is currently being used as the stage for a piece of public art.
A fascinating insight into a city that never was, check out Chris Bevan Lee's documentary - The Pedway: Elevating London.
2. Astronaut Chris Hadfield Debunks Space Myths
Last year, retired astronaut Chris Hadfield sat down with the team from Wired to help debunk (and confirm!) some common myths about space - are NASA working on Star Trek style "warp speed"? Does Space smell like burnt steak? And can anyone hear you scream in the vacuum of space?
Let's go find out!
3. The Clock That Changed The World
Adam Hart-Davis tells the story of John Harrison's amazing 280-year-old wooden clock, made in Lincolnshire, that changed timekeeping for ever and helped solve the problem of how to navigate round the world!
Edition #27 done!
See you next week, for more Three Things on Thursday.
Chris ~ Resident Collector of Things