Thursday, 23 July 2009

Map of Online Communities.

Map of the Internet.

Interesting Puzzle.


Fungi which are parasitic upon insects.

'Some Cordyceps species are able to affect the behavior of their insect host; Cordyceps unilateralis causes ants to climb a plant and attach there before they die. This ensures the parasite's enviroment is of the optimal temperature and humidity, and maximal distribution of the spores from the fruiting body that sprouts out of the dead insect is achieved.'

Chinese Cultural Revolution Posters.

'These decades encompass an era of great internal change, during which China was almost closed to the outside world. In the 1960s, Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution questioned and rejected much of China’s own cultural past as well as influences from abroad. The posters depict not only the impact and ideals of the Cultural Revolution, but also a society’s developing confidence in the role technology could play in modernisation.'

The Pookie Story.

Some cute furry primates.

Ladybird Eats Aphid.

The Summer of '41.

People enjoying summer, long ago. 'A colorized version of Russell Lee's "Summer of '41," posted here in 2007. '

Suffragette Banners.

'I think we've all had enough stripper memoirs and ironic domestic goddess stuff now, thanks, so please can everyone go and have a look at the Women's Library's splendid collection of rousing suffragette banners, for a reminder that our grandmothers were made of sterner stuff. '

Old Dinosaur Books.

'I know it doesn't seem to bear the slightest relationship to the rest of this page. But I love old dinosaur books. It's just a hobby of mine. Whenever I see any old, scientifically out of date books about dinosaurs, I grab 'em. The more inaccurate the better! I know dinosaurs were actually real animals but I love it when dinosaurs are depicted as outlandish, horrible monsters. I've developed quite a little collection. Since there is absolutely nothing on the web as far as I've been able to see about this, it is my duty to supply it! '

Family Life to be Altered Greatly by 21st Century (1968).

From 1968. 'By the year 2000 Americans may travel by ballistic missile, swallow a pill for a meal and wear tights and helmets like people in science fiction comic strips. Or they may not. There's no way of telling, and perhaps it doesn't make much difference.'

Detroit's Abandoned Belle Isle Zoo.

Abandoned Properties in Detroit.

'These scenes are from the city’s north end, in a neighborhood known as State Fair, so called because one end of it borders the Michigan State Fairgrounds. It’s one of the neighborhoods that’s been hardest hit by crime, population loss, and decay in a city known for all three. Some blocks have been cleared entirely of housing over the years, one house at a time, until nature runs rampant, untrammeled by human endeavor, leaving nothing but telephone poles that still carry electricity past open fields with no machines to power, no homes to light.'

Astro Pics.

The Big Corona.

Spiral Galaxy with a Central Eye.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300.

Catacombs of Newark, NJ.

Chicago Roadside Art.

West Norwood Cemetery Catacombs, in London.

The Simpsons Opening Sequence.

Sir Humphry Davy

Was not fond of gravy.

He lived in the odium

Of having discovered sodium.

The clerihew :

Querying the Hive Mind.

'Recommend me some sci-fi with female lead characters!'

'What are the qualities of the most charismatic or magnetic person you know?'

'What are some underrated but mind altering books?'

'How can I alleviate my depression?'

Caricatures of Famous Communists.

Querying the Hive Mind.

'What are some underrated but mind altering books?'

'What adult life skills have you learned that were well worth the time spent learning?'

Nuclear Slide Rules.

Tales from Chaucer (1833).

'This is a modern retelling of the highlights of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.'

Ancient Mexican Designs.

Buddha Eyes, Nepal.

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