News highlights at one of the most popular sites on the web

April 29, 2007
  • The ‘Drudge Report’ highlights some of the top stories from around the world in a basic & quick to read format
  • Its got a HUGE readership: over 15 million hits in the past 24 hours!!! and over 4.5 BILLION hits in the past year
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BBC’s ‘ten things we didn’t know last week’

April 29, 2007
  • The BBC do a weekly magazine item listing ’10 things we didn’t know last week – you can see the archive here
  • Some examples… ‘Scouting for Boys by Lord Baden-Powell is the fourth bestselling book of the 20th Century, after the Bible, the Koran and Mao’s Little Red Book’
  • ‘We each get a completely new skeleton every 10 years, because of cell renewal’
  • ‘Spiralling obesity rates are forcing councils to upgrade their crematoria, to take wider coffins.’
  • ‘It is cheaper to ship waste from London to Shenzen in China than it is to send it by road from London to Manchester.’

New Tolkien novel goes on sale – The Children of Hurin

April 29, 2007
  • Tolkien’s son has completed a book from some of his dad(JRR Tolkien)’s manuscripts – see more at the BBC
  • The book is on sale now

The rich getting richer on the back of the poor – sculpture pic

April 29, 2007

Picture of a sculpture in Ringkobing (picture/sculpture says it all)

– BBC have a very relevant article about the richer getting even richer!?!?!

– There are lots of other cool/funny sculpture pics at the site e.g. Man at Work


Laughter quotes

April 29, 2007

– 10 or so ‘Laughter quotes’ at Sugar Shock
– e.g. ‘He who laughs, lasts!’ 🙂


People sharing their secrets anonymously by post card…

April 29, 2007

VERY cool site where people send in postcards with their secrets written on the back
– Some are quite intense/adult in nature (you have been warned!)
– Cards are usually done in quite an arty way
– Site claims it is ‘the largest advertisement-free Blog on the Web’ (hit counter shows 74 million + visitors)


Artificial people… the way forward???

April 29, 2007

ScienceAhead have a list of the ‘Top 10 Artificial Technologies Ready to Create a Real Human Being‘.