Mar 31, 2011

Detroit in the 1920s.

Mar 27, 2011

Time-lapse video at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.


This time-lapse video shows employees at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., taking a few moments 
to assemble for a historic aerial photo outside the Vehicle Assembly Building. Thousands of workers stood side-by-side to form an outline of a space shuttle. The event was organized in honor of the Space Shuttle Program's 30-year legacy.

The video is fun to watch. I fail to see the point to the patriotic music though.

Mar 26, 2011

Zombies ahead.


Electronic signs such as this one usually flash messages about construction or crashes, but this specific sign located near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line started warning drivers to be on the lookout for zombies, hunters and tanks.

Among the messages flashed on them were these ones: Zombies Ahead, Watch for Hunters and Be alert for Tanks. Authorities believe (no wonder) that the signs had been tampered with.

They also say that, so far, there have been no reports of the undead or tanks. Which is great.

This is the source if you still don't really believe it.

Mar 25, 2011

Colin Mochrie apologizes to the U.S.


Colin Mochrie in an apology to the U.S. for the Canada-U.S.A. relationship. Great stuff.

Mar 24, 2011

Mar 22, 2011

The damages of one night in the London Blitz.

In this interesting entry, WWII today tells us of the great efforts that the London Metropolitan police went through to make a summary of the damages that each bombing raid had caused to the city. 

The following three-page record details what happened during the night of the 19th March of 1941:




Mar 19, 2011

The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice.


This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called "Craftsmanship" and was part of a series entitled "Words Fail Me".

Virginia Woolf grew up in the late Victorian era and her accent is quite different of what we are used to learning today. It is often referred to as High RP or more coloquially the Queen's English. Give it a try:


Police blotters.



















Mar 16, 2011

"Changing Education Paradigms" by Sir Ken Robinson.

Some days ago we had the chance to watch a speech by Steven Pinker on his work The Stuff of Thought. That speech was animated by RSA Animate

That was an interesting speech to listen to and really fun to watch through the work of this guys at RSA. 
Now we can have a similar experience in this video. As they say in their Youtube channel:


This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.
For more information on Sir Ken's work visit: http://www.sirkenrobinson.com.


Enjoy:

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