Terry Pratchett’s name lives on in ‘the clacks’ with hidden web code Taking a cue from one of Pratchett’s own books, fans have clubbed together to embed a memorial to the writer in websites across the world. "By contrast, the encoding of Pratchett’s name into the fabric of the internet seems a fitting modern homage, as though millions of computers were whispering his name, and chuckling softly to themselves."
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words, Vol. 2 by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin The complete scripts from the four Monty Python series, first shown on BBC television between 1969 and 1974, have been collected in two companion volumes. Characters' names, often not spoken, are given as in the original scripts, along with the names of the actual performer added on their first appearance in each sketch.
P-51 is the actual aircraft flown by Harrison B. Tordoff when with the 352nd Fighter Squadron. An gentleman named Paul Terry wrote to him back in 2007 and asked where the name on his P-51 came from. He said and I quote, "Upupa epops' is the scientific name of the hoopoe, a European bird of "bizarre appearance, weak of flight and untidy nesting habits."
This petition is to name element 117, recently confirmed by the International Union of Applied Chemistry, as 'Octarine', with the proposed symbol Oc (pronounced 'ook'), in honour of the late Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series of books.