We had a lass at the British Museum on the TV telling us that the statue of Tara that somehow ended up in Bloomsbury versus Sri Lanka was still iconic because Asian religions didn’t create a difference between sex and religion. Er, how come the beautiful statue of Tara ended up in Bloomsbury? Any chance the Marbles will go back to Greece?
But right at the end of the BBC teaser came some wonderful quotes from modern “personalities”.
David Attenborough was a bit more acute – he said the microprocessor was a huge element of 21st century civilisation.
James Dyson, inventor of modern hoovers, reckoned it was the photovoltaic cell.
Journalist John Humphreys says it was the bicycle because it allowed people to travel some distance and get into bed with their lovers.