In geological terms, this describes the Earth's egg-shaped orbit around the Sun. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
The Romans made a form of pancake, with milk, eggs, flour and oil. Instead of lemon and sugar, they used honey and pepper.
Quote of the Day
"Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions. "
~ Terry Pratchett
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.