The obscure word of the week is saponify

This week’s obscure English word is saponify. It means to turn something into soap. I suspect this works only with certain ingredients and would fail miserably if you tried to saponify granite, liquid helium or rodents, among other things. Your challenge: make up a sentence using this word, in the comments. Copyright © Matthew Wright … More The obscure word of the week is saponify

The truth behind the moon landing conspiracy – the real hoax was Soviet

As part of a series of posts marking Apollo 11’s fiftieth I thought I’d re-post something I penned way back in 2013 on the REAL moon conspiracy – the Russian cover-up of their own failures. I posted a while back about the claims that NASA faked the Apollo programme. This idea is so stupid it doesn’t … More The truth behind the moon landing conspiracy – the real hoax was Soviet