Join me in an online experiment

Help me sky rocket the charts & click to download my new free iBook, ‘How to make an alien activity book’

And yes I realise not everyone has an iPad, so if you have friends with children who you think would enjoy this, then send them this link.

Free kids activity book on alien for iPad

Yes, I’m still here at the bottom of the image in the hope that if you haven’t clicked yet, you’ll do so now with a bit more patient prodding.

Those of you who have followed my site over the last 4 years know that I don’t go shoving my stuff down your throat (very often). So, if you’ve enjoyed my work so far, your finger clicking help would be appreciated as the e-world is a tough environment to crack. If you really want to make my day, then rate it on iBooks too.

So, back to the experiment. You’ll be able to check in live to see if the eBook is making traction. Once I have 5 ratings, there should be an overall rating displayed in the iBook Store. (Why 5 – well, even Google was a bit stumped on what number it was and the best it could find was ‘hear say’ on forums). Anyway, together let’s see what happens.

Are you in? Then click now.


Introducing Cosmic Caboodle

Have you ever wanted to own your very own bit of outer space?

Perhaps a handful of gravel from Mars or a chunk of moon rock, or maybe you’re thinking a bit bigger… how about a planet, star or black hole?

website official launch click to view

Now you can own your very own piece of the universe

Come and visit as we are celebrating the official launch with a new product we call The Sizzler. Can you guess what it is? Check it out here.

In case you are wondering where this fits in with my regular postings, it was inspired by my soon to be released book How to make an Alien which involves outer space.   I set up this site to engage with lovers of outer space (and aliens 🙂 ).  I thought it would be a great way of continuing with the fun in the book.

Check out the site and leave a message to let me know what you think. Better still, subscribe too.


Final alien cartoon for the week

Bill and Ben by the seaside

This caption was created by Hugh, but there were many more great entries at the time. Click here to see what others came up with and then put on your thinking caps for the weekend and enter the latest competition ‘Name the alien’ to win your very own signed cartoon of your choice.


Bill and Ben discover the refrigerator

Thanks to Hugh for this prior competition entry.

Bill and Ben and the fridgeFeeling inspired to join in on some competition fun? Well, why not enter the latest one which is the easiest one ever ‘Name the alien’. Competition closes September 12th, so get cracking!

 


Bill and Ben adventures continue

Another fantastic cartoon caption from a prior competition. Thanks Simon!

Click here to enter the ‘Name the alien’ competition.

Bill and Ben go for a cycle

 


More alien fun from others

Yep, the fun continues with another cartoon caption runner up winner from a prior competition. This one was Simon’s entry, a particular favourite of mine.

IMG_4201.JPGSo, you may have cottoned on to my cunning plan. This week I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful prior entries into my competitions to inspire those of you who haven’t entered the latest one yet.

So here’s your chance… Click here to enter the latest ‘name the alien’ competition.

 


Alien fun

Bill and Ben in bubbles

I’d like to take credit for this, but it actually came from one of my website subscribers who entered into one of my prior ‘provide a caption to my cartoon’ competitions.  Thanks Troy for this entry.

I’ve cunningly posted this to show you all how easy and how much fun it can be to enter into my competitions.  So, don’t forget to enter my latest one – the easiest one ever – with Name the Alien.


How baby aliens are born

How baby aliens are bornWell, the white hole, hey?

In the wonderful words of Wiki

‘In general relativity, a white hole is a hypothetical region of space-time which cannot be entered from the outside, although matter and light can escape from it. In this sense, it is the reverse of a black hole, which can only be entered from the outside, from which nothing, including light, can escape.’

Put simply, where as the black hole sucks everything into it, the white hole spits it out.  When you put the two together, you have a wormhole with one end sucking, the end spitting – that’s what a scientist would consider to be perfect balance of energy in equals energy out.

Unlike our friend the black hole which we have observed in space, the white hole hasn’t and hence is only theoretical under the theory of general realtivity.

The idea of white holes were new to me. Am I the only ignorant one out here in cyber space?


Is grass really greener on the other side?

Maritans are always greener on the other planets

We all know the metaphorical interpretation of this proverb, but it is also scientifically true!

James Pomerantz, author of the scientific article ‘The Grass is always Greener: An Ecological Analysis of an Old Aphorism (1983).  This scholar proves that ‘optical and perceptual laws alone will make the grass at a distance look greener to the human eye than the blades of grass perpendicular to the ground.’

Now that’s a really cool fact to keep up your sleeves!


What happens when you play with a black hole, as theorised by Einstein

Black hole theory - Einstein's way

Yep, stretch then pop and luckily saved by Mum, before the crush

To recap on the thought experiment of ‘What happens when you enter a black hole, click here to view a prior post