New school subjects aimed at reducing children’s screen time

Next year will see two new subjects being introduced into schools, specifically aimed at reducing the amount of time children spend on computers and their smart phones. Over the past decade there has been an exponential increase in the amount of time children are spending on a device. Schemes such as “bring your own device” […]

Christmas email response

Thank you to everyone for such a great response to my Christmas email. I was amazed at how many people read all the way to the end, including the “legal disclaimer”. At the same time it was interesting how many people automatically skip it as if it were invisible. I guess it goes to show, […]

Linda Mottram – Rotten Food Cookbook Interview

Linda Mottram

Last week Linda Mottram interviewed Shane van de Vorstenbosch, the author of The Rotten Food Cookbook. Anyone who is interested in a copy of The Rotten Food Cookbook should contact us. It’s a fantastic book about food safety and has some great jokes in it, many fantastic looking recipes, and plenty of legal disclaimers. I […]

Hand washing Gangnam-style

Hand Washing Gangnam-Style

It appears that I am behind the times when it comes to hand washing Gangnam-style. There’s now a number of videos on Youtube for hand washing Gangnam-style. They are well worth watching and sharing. Handwashing Gangnam Style – NHS Style This is my pick of the lot in terms of professionalism, but then it’s about […]

Ironic Conclusion To Food Safety Summit

A Food Safety Summit is held every year in the United States of America. This year, it was held in Baltimore, Maryland. I am sure every year is equally exciting but something occurred this year that would makes this conference unforgettable. In the most ironic twist of events, an investigation uncovered  the reason for 100 […]

Office Dictionary

It’s Friday, so a bit of light hearted content. Here are some entries you are not likely to find in the Office Dictionary: LECTURE: An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either CONFERENCE: The confusion of one man multiplied by […]

Temperature loggers sent to sun

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The University of Parramatta is aiming for a world first this month when they send a dozen temperature loggers to the sun. Three of the units will be placed on the surface of the sun while the remaining units will be embedded deep within the sun. Prof. Fiterol, head of the Astrophysics Laboratory said that […]

Poor hand washing in hospitals linked with tsunamis

Poor Hand Washing In Hospitals cause tsunamis

After nearly a decade of research, the University of Parramatta has released a paper showing a clear link between poor hand washing in hospitals and tsunamis. According to the research team leader Dr Ongo “there is a clear case of cause and effect. With doctors and nurses not washing their hands correctly, they are causing […]

Labor Withdraws From Election

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In an bold and unexpected move, Kevin Rudd has declared that Labor will not stand for re-election at the upcoming Federal election. He said that “even Blind Freddy can see where the election was going” and decided that funding would be much better spent on key issues that people actually care about. So instead of […]