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PHOTOGRAPHY: Press photos of the Japan earthquake go on show at the Oxo Gallery from today. Free, just turn up, until 17 March
JEWELLERY: Meet the British Library‘s jewellery designer in residence, Sarah Warsop. £5/£3, just turn up, 1pm
LONDON ODDNESS: The guys behind CurioCity hold a London-themed event in St Ethelburga’s Church on Bishopsgate, with talks and a film screening. £7.50, prebook, 6.30pm
SCIENCE ON STAGE: This month’s Science Showoff at the Wilmington Arms includes 10 acts, covering everything from viral horrors to the beginning of the universe in LEGO. £5 (suggested donation), just turn up,7pm
BODYSNATCHING: Ruth Richardson digs deep into the history of bodysnatching in London, to accompany the Museum of London’s ongoing exhibition. £7, prebook, 7pm
MORE GRAVERY: Catharine Arnold continues the sepulchral theme, with a talk on the history of London’s cemeteries at the Bishopsgate Institute. £8, prebook, 7.30pm
BOOKS: Travis Elborough is talking about his new book, London Bridge in America, at Review in Peckham. Free, prebook, 7pm
COMEDY: The irrepressible Phil Nichol guest hosts this month’s Distraction Club at the Phoenix, with disturbed country and western singer Loretta Maine (aka Pippa Evans), Jonny and the Baptists, Sarah-Louise Young and Matt Blair. £7.50, prebook, 7.30pm
ECONOMY: Huw Edwards and Andrew Simms talk about the economy and whether everything’s falling apart, as part of Dulwich Books‘s Spring Voices Festival. £5, prebook, 7.30pm
GIG: We know nothing about Wet Nuns, other than that they remind us of the old joke about wearing the soap. If that’s reason enough to see a band, then get over to Birthdays in Stoke Newington tonight, where you can also see bands called Throne and Limb. £8, just turn up, 8pm
QUIZ: The Queen of Hoxton’s comedy pop quiz returns. £8, just turn up, 8pm
Random London Fact of the Day
Our well of random facts is running a little dry at the moment. Sure, we could trot out all the oldies, like the only station name with none of the letters in the word ‘mackerel’, or the one about the Monument being exactly the same height as its distance from the source of the Great Fire…but these are old facts, often regurgitated. We need some new facts, goddamnit, and so we need your help. If you think you’ve got a piece of London trivia so obscure that we’ve never heard it before, please send along to email@example.com. Please. Go on.
Thirteen degrees? What’s going on? That’s, like, almost eighteen degrees, which is the average London temperature for July. It gets even better if you convert to Fahrenheit: 55.4 degrees. That sounds really hot. But the way to make today truly seem like a scorcher is to look at the absolute temperature scale…286 Kelvin! Run around in your underwear like a loon, lapping up those rays. It doesn’t get much hotter than this*.
*It does get much hotter than this.