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Category Archives: Miscellaneous

03 May, 2009

Sow No Panic

Elisabeth Rosenthal has some good Swine-Flu advice. (Via Griff.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 3:53 AM

22 April, 2009

Chop Chop Square

Adam St. Patrick goes to a routine beheading. (Via Arun.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 2:33 AM

17 February, 2009

“In loyalty of heart and my desire to please you.”

And 4 others, after I behead you?- Love letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 5:29 AM

23 January, 2009

‘Shall We Go Out For A Drink?’

Heh. (HT: Chandni.)

Update: Here’s more. (HT: Abhisek.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 1:42 PM

19 November, 2008

Youtuberama

A collection of good youtube videos, via Metafilter.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 8:44 PM

12 September, 2008

That’s one reason to move!

“I moved here, primarily, to have the bigger, stronger, runway,” Travolta explains.  - via.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 5:13 AM

06 September, 2008

The 100 Most Common English Words

See how many you can guess. (Via Chandru.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 7:10 PM

22 August, 2008

Be careful what you wish for

Heh again!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 6:08 AM

21 August, 2008

Baby Boomers

Heh. (Via Arvind Krishnaswamy.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 2:34 PM

09 July, 2008

A thousand years of urbanisation

Why did Europe overtake the Arab world between 800 to 1800AD? (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 12:37 AM

20 June, 2008

Going bananas

The history of bananas in the US.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 9:07 PM

06 June, 2008

Survival of the symmetrical

80’s fashion & hairstyles ‘violate laws of nature’, opine experts, who warn that women can smell asymmetry!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 7:37 AM

05 June, 2008

Door to hell

A crater (video) in Turkmenistan, on fire since an accident in 1971. Incredible pictures here.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 8:05 AM

Reconstructing history

Reconstructing a 600 million-piece Stasi jigsaw puzzle. (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 7:41 AM

23 May, 2008

And speaking of legs..

.. read about Oscar Pistorius.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 7:18 PM

05 May, 2008

Ayman al-Zawahiri Answers Your Questions

Andy Borowitz is in top form. (Via Joby Joseph.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 4:17 PM

17 April, 2008

Midnight Climax

Codename for seamy taxpayer-financed CIA operations from the 1950s and 1960s!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 9:27 AM

12 April, 2008

The Bad Memory Century

David Brooks writes about ‘The Great Forgetting’.

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 11:13 AM

06 April, 2008

Does size matter?

Trophy sizes from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and politics.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 8:12 PM

For the book lovers

Bookshelves galore!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 7:56 PM

05 April, 2008

Get duped on April 1st?

Seems “the experience can stir self-reflection like few others!”

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 5:19 AM

23 March, 2008

Why a lion should be in the wild

Not in a photoshoot!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 12:46 AM

20 March, 2008

Underwater gems

It’s a beautiful world. (- via). Also see the Spanish Dancer in the Red Sea.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 7:00 PM

Meerut cops, take note!

Amsterdam plans to legalize public sex in parks. National Diversity Expertise Centre wants to expand this to all Dutch public parks. - via Mefi.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 2:44 AM

19 March, 2008

Off on an extra-terrestrial odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke passes away.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 7:04 AM

Berdymukhammedov for US President! :)

Enjoy lots of sex and get rewarded with free utilities, dental care, & public transportation for life! :)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 4:37 AM

14 March, 2008

Sealed with a kiss

The lost art of the love-letter. Also, a TED talk by Lakshmi Pratury on the lost art of letter writing.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 8:39 PM

19 January, 2008

Arguing With a Believer

Heh. (Via email from Shrek.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 4:44 AM

20 December, 2007

Start popping

BubbleWrapFun.com, a great website that brings the ‘pop’ular product to a computer screen near you.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 1:25 AM

18 November, 2007

Thug Behram

A 19th century serial killer in India - via Mental Floss magazine.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 8:55 AM

16 November, 2007

Where’s the Definitive Musharraf Story?

Mini Kapoor interviews Tina Brown.

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous | Politics at 10:20 AM

09 November, 2007

How to become a famous blogger!

via the Cartoon Church

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 10:10 PM

07 November, 2007

Double beds in the A380

.. but no sex! Try enforcing that! ;)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 8:37 PM

Surf on!

A recent study postulates that online porn may actually contribute to the common good.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 7:44 PM

29 October, 2007

Now That’s Hot

Really Really Hot.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in Miscellaneous at 7:32 PM

18 October, 2007

Hitler’s globe on sale

“I used my head and took it.” A token spoil from the war!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 5:50 AM

15 October, 2007

Da Vinci Code fans rejoice!

The Vatican has published some Knights Templar documents. You may be able to get one of the 799 copies if you have $8,377 to spare!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 2:48 AM

You know global warming has made it..

..when it gets added to SIM-city. :) (- via BB)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 2:45 AM

12 October, 2007

Green is the new Peace

Gore and UN panel are awarded the Nobel peace prize for their environmental activism.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 9:30 PM

19 September, 2007

25 years since…

...the smiley was first used.

Posted by Prabhu in Miscellaneous at 2:03 PM

13 September, 2007

Diversity hurts?

Seems religious believers in the US are happier, healthier, longer-lived, and more generous to charity and to each other than are secular people.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 6:19 AM

I hate young people

Each generation thinks the next one is going to the dogs!  People find an avenue to rant.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 6:11 AM

03 September, 2007

How not to fall asleep

Heh.

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 8:07 PM

02 September, 2007

Justice Radhabinod Pal

Decades after war trials, Japan still honors an Indian judge

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 9:01 AM

29 August, 2007

Free will is an illusion?

Benjamin Libet, who died last month, found a way to test it.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 3:37 AM

13 August, 2007

Eating Bhut Jolokias.

Tim Sullivan describes it as a “gastronomic mugging.”

Posted by Gautam in Miscellaneous at 10:41 AM

Can you drive?

Go! (Via Barticles.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous at 3:37 AM

09 August, 2007

A treasure trove

Ted.com compiles a list of 100 websites you should know and use.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 10:22 PM

Crocodile jumps from 12th floor window…

...and survives!

Posted by Prabhu in Miscellaneous at 9:43 AM

06 August, 2007

Jewelry of-by-for geeks

Who said geeks do not have a sense for fashion? :) Also, balloon art.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Miscellaneous at 1:21 AM