February 2008 Archives

Mother Goose


"You’ve probably recited the Mother Goose nursery rhymes dozens of times. But do you know what they mean? Find out the surprising, grown-up stories behind these childhood rhymes. The truth will shake your tailfeathers."


That would be me...

Cool Inventions

Check out these quaint inventions mostly for household use.

"Lock Cup - Anti-Theft Coffee Cup. Are you tired of others stealing your coffee cup? Well now there’s a solution. The Lock - Cup has a hole which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his/hers shaped key to close the hole."

What Santa does the Rest of the Year


Google Trends

See what everyone else is searching Google for.


Dangerous Fun


How-to guides for boys who like to live on the edge. Listed are projects such as 'Burning Bubbles' and 'Vinegar Grenade'. Spectacular results for fun things to do in the shed/garage.


Make your own boomerangs...

Toilets and Bras

I tend to try not to link to sites of a commercial nature on this blog but I couldn't resist these two...

Custom painted toilet seats

Custom made bras


Buddha toilet seat...

Mensa Invitational

This was a competition by the Washington Post: "The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new definition."

16 winning entries and also check out the posts underneath for some more corkers :-))


This story has nothing to do with the webpage - it's just a pic of the Washington Post

Senses Challenge

Test your senses. I managed to get 10/20. Not such a good score methinks...


Common sense is not one of the things tested.

Personalized Jokes

Check out Jester 4.0 - " Jester uses a collaborative filtering algorithm called Eigentaste to recommend jokes to you based on your ratings of previous jokes."

So it works out what you think is funny and then serves up jokes to you based on that.


Anyone ever heard of Marillion?

Clocks Pictures

Following on from the 'Odd Watches' post a while ago - This is a competition for people to send in the weirdest pictures of.......you guessed it - clocks!!


How to Find Things You Have Lost


If you are like me then you will find this site indispensable...


The usual culprit!

Strictly No Photography

Contains numerous photos of places and things where photography has been banned. Crime scenes, religious icons, art galleries, government buildings, rock concerts etc. etc.


Worst Foods in America

Obesity is a growing problem in the World's developed countries. This site shows info and pictures of the biggest culprits in the States. Entitled 'The 20 Worst Foods in America' the site gives info on number of calories per dish and compares this with the amount of 'normal' food that you could get the equivalent amount from.


Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing!!!

Changing the Present


"Changing the Present is one of the best online giving sites around. It’s focused on “donation gifts” for birthdays, weddings, and holidays. Whether it’s a donation to an organization fighting for human rights, the environment, or population control, this site lets you give the gift of charity."


One of the gifts you can give is to give a kid in India 6 months of night school at Barefoot College.

Running the Numbers

You know when you hear a large number it can be rather difficult to visualize just how big that number is? With the pictures on this site you can see the quantities for yourself e.g. 32,000 Barbie dolls, 106,000 drinks cans etc. and put a visual image to the mad statistics that we're always hearing about.

Monty Python

150 Monty Python sketches in video clip form arranged on one site for easy browsing. Some classics here...

The MP crew

Molecular Expressions

"View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons."


Jodrell Bank radio telescope - near where I grew up.

More Pavement Drawings

Impressive pavement art done by Julian Beever across the UK, Belgium, France, Netherlands, USA, Germany and Australia.


Weird and Wonderful Photos

There's not much I can say about this - except it's worth checking out. Many varied unusual pictures of life itself...



Apologies for not posting a link today - I forgot to post and I'm at work now and have no access to my little links database at home.

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow...

(^^) (-) :-))

Human Statue of Liberty

For all our American visitors to this site...See a photo of an image of the SoL made entirely of US Forces personnel during the WW 1 years.

Click the link for the picture.

Photographer took a picture every 20 seconds between 9:45 am to 4:30pm of an American football stadium on match day. Photos were run together to give you this...

Animator vs. Animation

An animator faces his own animation in deadly combat. The battlefield? The Flash interface itself.

And if that is not enough here's the sequel...


Pizza Paranoia

Ever wondered where this trend of growing databases full of personal information is leading to? Well this could be the answer.


Games for the Brain


Work it out for yourself!


Rare Disease Database

It's there if you want to look up information on any kind of rare disease - or even just regular plain old normal ailments. The site also gives contact information on the various organizations related to each disease.


Anthrax bacteria

Behind the Name


I found this site whilst looking for names for our new baby. It gives the etymology and history behind a very comprehensive list of first names in various languages. So you can find out where the name comes from and what it actually means...


'80's Nostalgia


For all the folks in my generation - the site takes you through TV programs, classic adverts, technology as it was back then, '80's language and slang, clothes and fashion and a lot of other stuff as well. You can play the biggest video games from the era and discuss your '80's reminiscences on the message board...



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