May 2008 Archives

Chickenhead Comics

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http://www.chickenhead.com/stuff/comics/1.asp

Funny comic strips highlighting the differences between men and women  - ooh mah god these cut right to the bone!

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Old DOS Games

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http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/

"It's amazing how far computer games have progressed. But have you ever felt the urge to take a trip back in time and relive the games of the eighties and nineties? Well now you can."

232 games in the archive to download...

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Lest we forget...

World's Most Creative Buildings

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See these pictures of some crazy buildings - they would be enough to make a classic architect weep methinks...

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The Crooked House in Poland

More classic internet pics

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http://www.bestpicever.com

Looks like this is a pretty well-thumbed page because there's a lot of advertising present - but still worth a look for some cool pictures...

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Know the feeling like...

People Searcher

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http://www.pipl.com/

This site calls itself 'the most comprehensive people search engine on the web' - it crawls what it calls 'the deep web'...

"Also known as "invisible web", the term "deep web" refers to a vast repository of underlying content, such as documents in online databases that general-purpose web crawlers  cannot reach. The deep web content is estimated at 500 times that of the surface web, yet has remained mostly untapped due to the limitations of traditional search engines.

Since most personal profiles, public records and other people-related documents are stored in databases and not on static web pages, most of the higher-quality information about people is simply "invisible" to a regular search engine."

I've tested this out and you will find that while it does find a lot more info than say a Google search would and you should be able to find most people in the developed world you may not be able to access a whole lot of information on those people. In any case, if you looking to track old acquaintances give this a try first.



3-Way Chess

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http://meignorant.com/3-way_chess

I cannot work out whether this is for real or not - surely not - but there are photos and lists of rules and stuff so there must be something to it I suppose...

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Either way it looks confusing

Airbus A380 Cockpit View

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Airbus A380 cockpit view

Panoramic 360 degree photo of the cockpit in the new biggest passenger aircraft around.

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Touching down in Hong Kong...

Best Pictures of the Year 2007

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http://www.docstoc.com/docs/281576/Best-Picture-of-the-Year-2007

The genuine articles - definitely NO photoshopped ones here - they're so good they don't need it... and there's loads of them to look at.

Sorry not able to preview any of these here - just click the link above to go to site...

How the iPhone came to be

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Read the story of how the iPhone came to be...the blood, the sweat and the tears with insight from Steve Jobs...

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Truck Spills

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http://www.truckspills.com/

"Every day trucks pass us on the highway and we are completely unaware of what they may be carrying. But when one overturns, we get a peek into what is being carted around right under our noses. Sometimes, it's just a common item that we're not accustomed to seeing spilled on the road. Sometimes, it's a truck full of things we never thought about being hauled around by the truckfull."

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Truckload of cocaine overturns? You'd better believe it...!

Celebrities without Make-up

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http://www.topsocialite.com/celebrities-without-makeup/

This is what they look like without all the slap...

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Anna Kournikova

More Under the Microscope

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10 must-see electron microscope images

This is the 3rd time I've linked to similar pages here - don't worry - I'm counting!! This set of pics is just as fascinating as the others...

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This is shark skin under a electron microscope...

Tomatometer

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http://www.bigbucketblog.com/webtomatometer/

Thinking of watching a film tonight? Check the Webtomatometer first for a refreshing change from IMDB. You search for your movie and it brings up a whole load of people's reviews on it.

"Tomatometer keeps the Rotten Tomatoes movie review database in your pocket."

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Here's a rotten one


Things you don't need

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10 Things that you don't need

"Sometimes I have the urge to buy something, anything. I get this craving to go and spend my money and feel the adrenaline rush of finding something that others don't have and imagining how cool everyone will think I am once I show them what I found. Do you ever get like that?"

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Countries' Bank Balances

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How much money has your country got? Or how much does it owe? You may well be surprised at the facts and figures on this page...

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Interestingly China is the most in the black by quite a long way...

Evolution of Car Logos

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Evolution of car logos

Site has pictures and corresponding text of how our favourite car manufacturer's badges and logos have changed over time.

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You guessed it - I've got one of these...

10 Most Bizarre Scientific Papers

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10 most bizarre scientific papers

Read about 'The Effect of Country Music on Suicide', 'Safe and Painless Manipulation of Penile Zipper Entrapments' and 'Navigational-Related Structural Change in the Hippocampi of Taxi Drivers' and more

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There's a case study of rectal foreign bodies...

Green Expander

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http://www.greenexpander.com/

Cutesy site for animal lovers everywhere. Real life stories and pictures of animals both in captivity and in the wild.

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Baby black jaguar born recently in Peru..

History of Chocolate

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http://www.fieldmuseum.org/chocolate/history.html

"The tasty secret of the cacao (kah KOW) tree was discovered 2000 years ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas. The pods of this tree contain seeds that can be processed into chocolate. The story of how chocolate grew froma local Mesoamerican beverage into a global sweet encompasses many cultures and continents."

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Yum...

The Condiment Packet Gallery

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http://condiment.portablefolkband.com/packets.php

There must be an example of nearly every brand of tomato ketchup, mustard, tartare sauce and all the rest of 'em here...

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Being somewhat of a gourmet of all things with chilli in it I have to say that anything that comes in a little packet like this is likely not that hot after all...

Creative Bookshelves

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30 of the most creative bookshelf designs

With an entry title like this one you most likely aren't immediately compelled to click this link - but there's actually some quite interesting designs here...

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aMAZing

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http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/projects/mazes/

This is all about maze design - apparently it's all about complexity and aesthetics.

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Minotaur maze...

Glow in the Dark

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Obselete Skills

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http://obsoleteskills.com/Skills/Skills

Thanks to Ian @ work for this one - this is an alphabetized listing of various skills that are not generally needed anymore. Though I have to say surely it's better to have knowledge of something than nothing at all...

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Remember when you had to boot off a floppy to install Windows?

Latin Words and Expressions

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Latin words and expressions - all you need to know.

Actually it probably isn't all you need to know because I can think of a few other things that you may need to know if you were in a Latin speaking country, but...ah yes there aren't any of those anymore so never mind eh...?

Ever wondered what some of those phrases like 'ipso facto', 'ad hoc', 'habeus corpus' actually mean? Well this page has the answers to those plus some general vocabulary as well..


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Latin documentary text (Acknowledgement of Debt) 2nd Century AD

7 Incredibly Specific Dating Sites

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7 incredibly specific dating sites

This is a collection of on-line dating sites that deal with people in significant minorities within society. There's sites for  the technologically able, people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, tattooed people and Sugar-Daddies to name a few...

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Darwin dating...

Real-Life Superheroes

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http://oddee.com/item_91848.aspx

10 people with incredible abilities. Read about the 'Incredible Brain',  'The Boy with Sonar Vision', 'The Rubber Boy' and 7 more...
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The Magnetic Man...

Holes

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A collection of amazing holes from around the globe. Some are man-made like the diamond mines and glory holes at dams, some have occurred naturally like the atolls etc.

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Glory hole at the Monticello Dam in California...

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