I miss wood carving and one of my niece’s birthdays was coming up, so I decided to knock out some furniture for her dolls’ house.
It’s a set of table and chairs carve from wood I found in a local woodland. Check out the gallery.
Today’s adventure involved bouncing around on a trampoline in Haggerston Park while someone from the Guinness Book of Records counted us. 343 people simultaneously trampolined making this event the most people to ever trampoline together at the same time in the same place.
I recently completed some research for Orinoco Media and the British Physiological Society on the topic of stress response. This resulting animation serves to help students prepare for their exams by encouraging them to manage stress.
The People Speak returned to Imperial Science Festival in May 2017. This time with a slightly younger audience we talked about time travel, how you can change the world and what can be done about Donald Trump? Mikey and I co-hosted the discussion and we went to some strange and peculiar places, even by our standards!
Hosting a talk show at an event like Hackstock is always going to be interesting. The discussions are vibrant and bonkers with ideas coming at you from all directions. From virtual reality to science fiction, hallucinogens, existentialism, politics, art, science, all areas of philosophy, spirituality and technology, we went there…
There was even a special guest appearance by some members of Kraftwerk!
Every morning you wake up and rub your eyes. Why? Probably because of the build up of that crusty gunky stuff. It seems the more your sleep the more builds up. So you have to wonder, what’s it like for those notoriously lethargic creatures, sloths? Read my article for BBC Earth to explore the sleepy world of these animals.
Whales can be some of the largest animals ever to have lived. Their nostrils can be wide enough for a person to stick their head in, so their sneezes should be truly spectacular. Read my recent article.
Christmas 2016 brought a strange new experience into my life. Improvised Pantomime!
Some now-usual suspects banded together to bring your favourite pantomime characters to life.
We meandered the passages of the fantastic Sutton House in Hackney and bantered wildly with each other and anyone not afraid of us. I generally chose the role of Aladdin’s genie, or sometimes Aladdin himself, to be honest whoever the punters thought I was became who I pretended to be, as is the nature of improv after all.
My recent story for BBC Earth is on autocannibalism, the act of eating oneself. There are many kinds of animals that eat members of their own species but some, either through accident or intention, eat parts of themselves! Read on to satisfy your morbid curiosity.