This week, Laura Barton discusses six things that should be better known.
1. Petrol tank arrow: very few drivers know about this handy tool – http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/05/09/dashboard_gas_gauge_arrows_what_do_they_indicate_.html
2. Oat milk tequila coffee: a drink that does not yet exist online, but is an alcohol variant of one that does – http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/why-youll-soon-be-adding-oat-milk-to-your-morning-coffee-832261.html
3. The Shivers: a New York band – http://www.theshivers.bandcamp.com
4. The National Fruit Collection: Faversham’s finest – http://www.nationalfruitcollection.org.uk
5. Midwestern cities: Dubuque, Muscatine, Cairo, quad cities, McGregor, Iowa – http://www.traveldubuque.com
6. The history of barbed wire: how it took over the world – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40448594
This week, biographer Peter Parker discusses with Ivan his six choices of things which he thinks should be better known.
1. Something for Everyone (1970), Harold Prince film starring Angela Lansbury and Michael York https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066392/?ref_=nv_sr_1
2. G.F. Green (1911-77), writer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._F._Green
3. Calcutta/Kolkata as a tourist destination http://www.kolkata.org.uk/tourist-attractions/
4. Humphrey Spender, painter, photographer and designer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_Spender
5. The Church of St Nicholas, Little Braxted, Essex http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101111066-church-of-st-nicholas-little-braxted
6. Inexpensive Progress blog: http://inexpensiveprogress.com
This week, Will Ward discusses his six choices of things which should be better known.
1. Roald Dahl’s adult short stories – https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/roald-dahls-twisted-overlooked-stories-for-adults They should be at least as well-known as his stories for children.
2. Tout Quarry Sculpture Park – http://learningstone.org/tout-quarry-sculpture-park/ An old Portland stone quarry turned into sculpture park
3. The Kinder Mass trespass – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_trespass_of_Kinder_Scout A mass civil disobedience event that appears (so far) to have achieved its purpose and avoided the trap of unintended consequences.
4. Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Watch_(Discworld) Part of Discworld, a story of revolution and time-travel, with a healthy amount of cynicism and wit
5. The exploration of graveyards and burial grounds – http://www.londongardenstrust.org/features/cemetery.htm A chance to reflect on your mortality
6. Dougga – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dougga Roman, Numidian Berber, Punic town that is an exceptional UNESCO world heritage site in Tunisia