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Am I incapable of putting a gif on a blog?, Eagle Eye

Am I incapable of putting a gif on a blog?

Thanks to Patrick Smith at Buzzfeed for compiling an animated Top 20 Questions To Which The Answer Is No. It turns out that I do know how to put a gif in here after all.

The book is here.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 at 2:13 pm

Is the lake pictured on every iPad secretly cursed?, Eagle Eye

Is the lake pictured on every iPad secretly cursed?

If I had not wound up my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No (book still available here), this would be a jewel of the collection:
Is the lake pictured on every iPad secretly CURSED by the ghosts of disabled babies who were thrown into its waters because they wouldn’t survive?
To which the answer [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 4:15 pm

Will Artificial Intelligence put my job at risk?, Eagle Eye

Will Artificial Intelligence put my job at risk?

It’s a QTWTAIN, a Question To Which The Answer Is No, asked by Jamie Bartlett at the Spectator. But I was struck by this sentence:
According to Google’s Ray Kurzweil, in 2045 we will reach what’s known as ‘Singularity’: the point at which artificial intelligence becomes so advanced that it begins to produce new and ever [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 6 June 2014 at 2:00 pm

Is “whom” history?, Eagle Eye

Is “whom” history?

It was number 853 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, asked by The Economist

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 9 February 2014 at 5:01 pm

“Twitter. Don’t talk to me about Twitter.”, Eagle Eye

“Twitter. Don’t talk to me about Twitter.”

I have a column in The Independent today responding to Trevor Kavanagh, who wrote in The Sun on Monday about giving up Twitter (right). A person who is tired of Twitter is tired of life, I say.
The short paragraph at the end of my column, on the end of the Questions To Which The Answer [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 1 January 2014 at 2:18 pm

Is Theresa May Turning Into Cara Delevingne?, Eagle Eye

Is Theresa May Turning Into Cara Delevingne?

Theresa May did actually say it. She said, at the Spectator Parliament- arian of the Year Awards where she won Politician of the Year, that this headline in the Daily Mail on 7 November was something that “has to be filed by John Rentoul as a Question To Which The Answer Is No“.
That is something [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 at 2:47 pm

“If we’d just stuck a question mark on it none of this would have happened”, Eagle Eye

“If we’d just stuck a question mark on it none of this would have happened”

Just as I decide to wind up the Questions To Which The Answer Is No series, it secures its greatest triumph.
Matthew Bayley of Sky News reported this morning:
View from Daily Mail newsroom – “If we’d just stuck a question mark after the headline none of this would have happened.”
Joyous.
Hopi Sen asked if the conversation went [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 4 October 2013 at 9:23 am

QTWTAIN Number 1,000, Eagle Eye

QTWTAIN Number 1,000

I have been searching for some time for the 1,000th in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Today, which is Ask A Stupid Question Day (thanks Hamish Thompson), is the day on which the last question in my collection is revealed.
If you are liable to suffer from QTWTAIN withdrawal, there is always the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 28 September 2013 at 2:11 pm

Will There Be Any More QTWTAIN After Number 1,000?, Eagle Eye

Will There Be Any More QTWTAIN After Number 1,000?

I stood in for the brilliant Matthew Bell in the Diary for The Independent on Sunday today, and announced the last but two and last but one Questions To Which The Answer Is No in my long-running series, which I have said I will bring to an end when I have reached 1,000.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 9:19 pm

Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a strawberry?, Eagle Eye

Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a strawberry?

Number 994 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, was asked by the New Statesman. Originally spotted by Tristan Martin. Thanks to Graham for reminding the Committee about it after it was lost by an incompetent clerk, whose contract has been reduced to zero hours.
Number 995 was asked by – oh, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at 3:03 pm

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