There is a fine whistle on my key ring. It comes from a posh Christmas cracker which I pulled with someone two years ago. I haven't yet had the opportunity to blow it. And I don't want to in case it alarms someone. Should I become a whistle-blower?
Numbers especially when they refer to time have a particular fascination. Today I read that Comet C/2011 visible for a few days to the naked eye faded from our horizon on March 10. Sad to say we won't have another chance to see it for 110,000 years.