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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

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