Happy Glorious 25th of MAY! We celebrate the magical world of Discworld and the genius of author Terry Pratchett. The Discworld is “a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A’Tuin”
The 25th of May is quietly celebrated by the survivors of the People’s Revolution, which ended the reign of Lord Winder. They wear a sprig of lilac and gather at the Small Gods Cemetery to honour the Watchmen who fell: Cecil Clapman, Ned Coates, Dai Dickins, John Keel, Horace Nancyball, Billy Wiglet, and (albeit temporarily) Reg Shoe.
The slogan of the People’s Revolution is Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard-Boiled Egg! (Wikipedia)
We have a couple of videos to celebrate this wonderful geek holiday. The first one is Discworld Tourist Guide Part 1 – Geography of Discworld.
The second video is The Science of Discworld. This video interviews Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. They were at SCIENCE GALLERY, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in June 2012, as part of Dublin City of Science 2012.
This is a fun look at the science behind the magical world of Discworld and comparing it to a round world (Earth).
Stay Geeky My Friends and Wear Your Sprig of Lilac!