Welcome to The RKE, which stands for Random Knowledge Enthusiast! A podcast of short episodes filled with topics, trends and subjects that take my fancy. What will I be talking about? I have absolutely no idea. It will be purely random. But, we should learn some interesting new things together.
The RKE - The first person to get a speeding ticket!
Who was the first person to get a speeding ticket? Hear the story of one of the earliest car dealers in the UK, back in 1896, who was charged with speeding for the first time. Securing him a place in the Guinness World Records.
The RKE - It's all about the Twins!
Twins! A pair of siblings that may or may not be the same. It's also an entertaining movie, and has been fuel for writers over the generations. Today we will discuss some surprising facts about these brothers and sisters.
The RKE - How to make a cat love you!
Cats! Affectionate, comfortable low maintenance animals that many claims as to their best friend in the world. Millions of people wake up to that purring sensation, the headbutts and the odd bottom in the face. But then there’s the other half of the world.
Cats, mysterious, aloof and often distant. They skitter out of the room when they see you, duck behind fences and hiss if you approach. They seem to like their own company and none of yours.
How do you become blessed among cat kind, rather than being shunned by it? What is the magic sauce? The lost art? The ritual?
The RKE - A different kind of App for your smartphone
Native Apps. Web Apps. Progressive Web Apps. There's more than one way of getting software onto your phone. But most people don't know about the others. Epic games vs Apple saw the announcement as Progressive Web Apps as a way for Apple to defend itself and a way for Epic games to get apps onto a smartphone. But is it really that easy, and what are these things anyway?
The RKE - What is blockchain and bitcoin?
It's been in the news a lot, it has enjoyed surge in prices and massive market falls. The bitcoin is a currency that many of us have heard about. But what makes bitcoin work, what makes it trustworthy? What technology powers this and many others? The blockchain, learn about it here.
The RKE - Oranges are genetic mutations!
Did you know the Orange was originally green? Did you know it was born from two different Citrus fruits? What does the orange have to do with mutations, hybrids and gene editing? Find this out and more in today's podcast.