On this day in 1822 Charles Babbage proposed his ‘difference engine’ in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society. Had Babbage obtained the money to build the machine he had designed he would have invented the computer.
And now, the news:
Fat Kookaburra diets to become flying fit
In Pictures: ‘Two Face’ – The Kitten With Two Faces
Elephant blocks U.S. squad on trunk road
No more yuks over yaks on loose in Wyoming
Minnesota asks drivers to brake for turtles
Balinese Teen Marries The ‘Flirtatious’ Cow He Raped
Bear finds its way onto roof of Pennsylvania mall
Scientists use Calvin Klein cologne to lure jaguar
Council mows rare orchids - again
Bouncy dalmatian survives 100ft cliff plunge
German dogs get their own hotel chain
Harriet the hen lays 'world's largest egg'
Ok, chickens have been mentioned, you know the drill: