Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Class of 2008: European Love.


They might not be my personal selection, but I have to admit, they look pretty damn cool standing together.


Besty said...

Marion Cotillard is one of the most beautiful women on the planet.

Does Tilda Swinton have two men on the go?

Banana Raccoon said...

Oh yeah, I heard that, couldn't initially believe it initially, had to do a bit of googling, but yes it's true. She was with her toyboy last night, but she's got kids with another guy. And they're all alright with it! Ho hum.

Marion Cotillard sang Padame, Padame in the interview room! She was absolutely heavenly. And her speech!

Monkey said...

i want to do unspeakable things to Javier Bardem. the sort of things Robbie would want to do to Gareth, probably.

DDL was still wearing his silly earrings like at the BAFTAs. but he rocks

Besty said...

Yeah, so what I meant to say was, don't skimp on the Cotillard images tomorrow in your Oscar report.

anahita said...

tchya...almost perfect. Preferably with a little blonde girl in green standing second from the left...

what do you think? :P

Banana Raccoon said...

@ Sina: Bung, I saw a pic of him and his earring! He's coolness epitomezed even with a dangly thing, though.

And Javier Bardem is so hot, in the rugged kind of way.

@ Martin: Kind of hypocritical, don't you think? Constantly lecturing me about picspamming, and suddenly you're all for it if it's of Cotillard.

[I'll see what I can do. :D]

@ Anahita: Totally, two Irish actors standing together would have rocked! Saoirse will be back next year though, I'm sure of it!

Kayleigh said...

I love the picture of the 4 winners playing with their Oscars (see my blog), not my overall choices, but they look cool together. I'm hoping Saoirse will repat her nomination with The Lovely Bones.

Marina said...

Love the commentary and agree with all of it but I particularly love that last photo. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...


The experiment was successful as I achieved reliable results and no injuries were caused. The results tied in with the ones from the preliminary experiment. I was then able to plot a straight-line graph.

Most of my results followed a pattern, which showed that concentration of substrate did affect the rate at which the enzyme worked.

On the graph two of the points are on the line of best fit and the two are close to it. However, two are quite far away. This shows that some results were more reliable than others. I have drawn error bars on the graph, and the error bars for the results of concentration 4% and 8% are huge and overtake the error bars of the results of the concentrations that follow them.

and this may have been caused by anomalies:

Concentration Volume of oxygen given off (mm)
1st taking 2nd taking 3rd taking Average
2% 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.63
4% 0.8 0.9 1.4 1.03
5% 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.10
6% 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.43
8% 1.9 1.2 1.7 1.60
10% 1.8 1.6 1.9 1.77

Possible Limitations:

Limitation Why it affects How it could be controlled in the future
Reliability of equipment If the equipment were not reliable, the readings would not have been right. This would have leaded me to make false conclusions. Use more reliable equipment that had been tested before.
Different areas of the potato contain different amounts of catalase. The catalase is the enzyme affecting the rate of the reaction, and if there is more of it in one area than another, it will make the experiment an unfair test. There may be more or less of the enzyme in the potato skin. Peel the potato, then cut it. This will ensure that the centre of the potato, where equal amounts of catalase are likely to be found, will be used.
Difficult to measure the volume of oxygen produced. Often, a lot of the oxygen produced was lost in the ice cream tub, as the delivery tube kept slipping out. The test tube also shook a lot. Use a syringe to catch the gas.
2 minutes was not long enough. Not all of the hydrogen peroxide may have reacted with the catalase. Over 2 minutes, the potato had not reacted fully with the hydrogen peroxide. Make the experiment last longer and measure the rate of reaction over than period of time.
Different potatoes were used throughout the experiment. These different potatoes contained different amounts of the enzyme, so some would react at different rates from the other.

In the anomalous results, some were quite extreme. These could have occurred for a variety of reasons

One of them is because of the equipment used. It was difficult to hold the delivery tube in place for the oxygen to go. In a new experiment

Emma said...

LOL weirdly, whoever is spamming me (probably Martin), I did something similar to that for my GCSE coursework! So blah!