EPISODE 177 – angle of dangle

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Hello pals,

What would you do if you had the run of the Houses of Parliament? Rifle through all the documents with TOP SECRET stamped on them? Leave a drawing pin on the Speaker’s chair? Try on all of Theresa May’s shoes? Or use their wifi to listen to Answer Me This! Episode 177?

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In this episode we contemplate that matter, and others:

Shutter Island
anti-gravity
Dodgy
art vs. law
parliamentary privilege vs. podcasting privilege
the BBFC vs. the Mull of Kintyre test
accredited space agents
conspiracy theorists
school play smoking
reprobate Mel Smith
Princess Michael
‘Governor’ Palin
‘Cape Canaveral’
and
squid rings.

Plus: Olly would have got more action at university had it not been for his inner gameshow; Helen gives a lesson on basic squid anatomy; and Martin the Sound Man swears that with bog-standard telescopes, you could read a copy of yesterday’s Evening Standard that someone had left on Uranus as clearly as gawking at it over the shoulder of your fellow commuter. This week’s Bonus Bit of Crap on the App (available on iPhone or Android) sees Olly point the finger at the real villains of the 21st century: anyone who puts one of these in their mouth. You monsters!

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Byeeee!

Helen & Olly

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4 Responses to “EPISODE 177 – angle of dangle”

  1. Seric Says:

    I’ve not been through the maths, but this looks fairly solid. http://www.rocketroberts.com/astro/flag_on_moon.htm

  2. Leo Vegoda Says:

    I don’t know whether you need a passport to orbit the planet on a Virgin Galactic vehicle but you do need to complete a customs declaration when returning from the moon if leaving from the USA:

  3. Steve Says:

    With regard to non-smoking actors smoking, a famous example is ‘Cigarette Smoking Man’ in the X-Files, played by William B  Davis. Despite being known for his smoking character, Davis actually quit smoking in the 1970s; when The X-Files started up, he was given a choice between herbal cigarettes and actual cigarettes. At first he chose the actual cigarettes, but switched to herbal shortly after for fear of becoming addicted again while playing the Cigarette Smoking Man.

  4. Andrew Says:

    The LRO spacecraft is 50km above the surface of the moon, and the best it can do are blurry photos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Reconnaissance_Orbiter

    Or from a technical angle, the lander is too small for earth based telescopes.
    http://www.tass-survey.org/richmond/answers/lunar_lander.html

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