Yonderly posts

Articles by the blogger written for and published outside of the blog.

A Day on Europa

I put my imagination to a little exercise and tried to picture what a day on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, would be like. Let’s pretend we’ve landed on Europa. The following is a simple description of a day, without going into too many details. Diurnal  measurements: A day on any...

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The Martian — short book review

I haven’t read many books this year I would describe as ‘unputdownable’, except The Martian, by Andy Weir. The premise of the story (which is revealed in the very first page) is an astronaut accidentally taken for dead and stranded on Mars, and his fight to survive against all...

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Large dogs, a list.

The Lovables It’s quite a known fact that large dogs make excellent pets. Giant dogs are wonderful pets. Most of them drool and shed, but make excellent, faithful companions. Because of their large size, they are naturally intimidating to strangers. Their voices also tend to be quite sonorous, and...

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Harry Potter Etymology- Wizarding Schools

There are five known wizarding schools, four of whose names have been revealed. These are Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Scotland, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in France, Durmstrang Institute in Scandinavia, Mahoutokoro in Japan, and a Brazilian wizarding school of an unknown name. Hogwarts was founded...

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Plot of Game of Thrones from the beginning

This post originally appeared on Quora as my answer, and later on Huffington Post. Do check back on Quora if interested, as I update the answer periodically after every new episode. There are no spoilers for those that have not read the books. Question: How would you explain the plot...

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Blue Bird

The following story was my contribution to the Stories For Thing project. The website contains lovely stories written for an adorable 4-year-old girl by various authors from the Twitterverse. To find out more about the project, visit http://storiesforthing.com/about/  ******* Mama and Dada were sitting in front of the compunitor again....

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