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Gregor Graf — City scenes minus the commercial trimmings

Gregor Graf — City scenes minus the commercial trimmings

From the Austrian Cultural Forum: Gregor Graf’s exploration of urban architecture involves taking medium format images of mundane urban settings and painstakingly removing all text and symbolic references from the image, producing an anonymous and generic metropolis, yet evoking a sense of familiarity. In 2006 Graf was commissioned by the Visual Arts Platform to produce(…)

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40 acre cornfield maze makes Guinness World Record

40 acre cornfield maze makes Guinness World Record

The elaborate corn maze in Dixon, 40 acres in size, has been certified as the largest in the world by Guinness World Records. It's easy to get lost in the tall stalks that make up the maze. Link with more pictures

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“tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland”

From the Washington Post: In recent years, as it has tried to improve its performance in Iraq, the U.S. military has done a lot of remedial studies of earlier counterinsurgency campaigns. This note, passed along by a Special Operations officer, describes a couple of tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern(…)

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BREAKING news from CNN — “Experts: Malicious program targets Macs”

BREAKING news from CNN — “Experts: Malicious program targets Macs”

CNN are reporting, having exhausted coverage of anything else newsworthy in the world today, that: Mac computers are known for their near-immunity to the viruses and other harmful programs that plague PCs. But that may be changing somewhat, according to computer security researchers. It seems that as sleek Mac computers become more popular, they're also(…)

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JEFFREY LEE is not interested in the soaring price of uranium, which could make him one of the world’s richest men.

JEFFREY LEE is not interested in the soaring price of uranium, which could make him one of the world’s richest men.

This guy is a hero:  "This is my country. Look, it's beautiful and I fear somebody will disturb it," he says, waving his arm across a view of rocky land surrounded by Kakadu National Park, where the French energy giant Areva wants to extract 14,000 tonnes of uranium worth more than $5 billion. Mr Lee,(…)

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18258 Anagrams for ‘Quantum of Solace’ — Some sound like better titles…

Macaques Fun Tool Macaque Fool NutsFactual Mosque NoCanal Mosque TofuAqua Clef MoutonsComa Equals FutonMacs Loaf Unquote Cams Unequal FootA Calfs Tuque MoonA Qualm Scone TofuA Squat Column Foe Link  via

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What’s up with the pizza and porn collaborations recently?

What’s up with the pizza and porn collaborations recently?

Pizza and porn delivery: Winnipeg pizza place serves up side of porn It's only about a week old, but a new pizza place in Winnipeg has already aroused attention — not for its pizza pie, but for the racy extra that comes with it. Patrons must be 18 years and older to order from Porno(…)

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

From National Geographic: Despite Mutations, Chernobyl Wildlife Is ThrivingTwenty years ago today, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. The blast covered vast areas of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia (see map) with dangerous radioactive material. The effects of the Chernobyl catastrophe are still being felt today—whole towns lie abandoned, and cancer rates(…)

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8ft tall Lego man washed up on Dutch beach

8ft tall Lego man washed up on Dutch beach

From  ABC: A giant, smiling Lego man has been fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort. Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre tall model, which had a yellow head and blue torso. "We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the(…)

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A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

From Spiegel article:  The stripper was Tom Luszeit, a 34-year-old who — for his day job — dresses up in various period military outfits to pose with souvenir-seeking tourists. The widow was Alexandra Hildebrandt, 48, who has run the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie since her husband passed away in 2004. She has taken issue(…)

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Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

From news article: Bay Area zero-emission advocates got their first test ride Thursday on a zippy new all-electric motor scooter that can take two commuters on a silent freeway ride that will cost them just pennies in electrical power. The plug-in hybrid automobile crowd, in the news these days because of advances in the technology(…)

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Top 50 Shockvertisements – Controversial Ads

Top 50 Shockvertisements – Controversial Ads

Shown here: Public Urination as Advertising – Guerrilla Ad Campaign See all fifty at TrendHunter   

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Google/Gmail launches Internet telephone service with free U.S. and Canada calls…

Google/Gmail launches Internet telephone service with free U.S. and Canada calls…

Try it here.

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Pictures of giant kite flying in Japan

Pictures of giant kite flying in Japan

Images found here Link to list of giant kite flying festivals in Japan with great picture sets

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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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Life Imitating Art — Chuck Palahniuk style…

Life Imitating Art — Chuck Palahniuk style…

From AP: Man sentenced for faking seizures at restaurants A Baltimore man has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail for faking seizures to get out of paying restaurant bills. City prosecutors said 43-year-old Andrew Palmer pleaded guilty last week to one count of theft scheme, and a judge agreed to impose(…)

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Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Clip: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index. Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands(…)

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Lipstick, eyeliner, action for Goth Penn

Lipstick, eyeliner, action for Goth Penn

Photo Credit: @my_cine From The Irish Independent: NO, that’s not ageing rock star Alice Cooper. Hollywood actor Sean Penn appeared in lipstick and eyeliner yesterday to play a Goth rockstar on the streets of Dublin. In ‘This Must Be The Place’, the 50-year-old takes on the role of a music legend living out his retirement(…)

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Excellent stop motion animation — The Wolf and the Pig

Excellent stop motion animation — The Wolf and the Pig
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