Monday, July 31, 2006

Singing Sand Dunes

Here is a New York Times story about the research into the phenomenon of sound produced by sand. One researcher is Stéphane Douady.

Friday, July 28, 2006


A fantastic resource for all things spicy. Link…

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Grey Tiger Beetle

The fastest running insects in Australia, and possibly the world. They can cover fifty of their own body lengths a second. Link…

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Historical sumo images. Link…

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Hindenburg Airship

Zeppelins in Frankfurt. Link…

Monday, July 24, 2006


The cactus ironing board. Link…

Friday, July 21, 2006


Beautiful rocks by country or continent, as well as name.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Steam Washer and Dryer

A combined steam laundry washing machine and dryer that saves a lot of water. Link…

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Man Who Photographed the World

Elias Burton Holmes (1870-1958) conducted travelogues using black-and-white lantern slides, printed from his photographs, which had been hand-coloured. He visited almost every continent. Link…

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Leatherman

A hermit that lived in Westchester County has his grave marked as Jules Bourglay of Lyons, France. Link… and Link…

Friday, July 14, 2006

Posters from Beirut

The American University of Beirut has some posters from Lebanon. Link…

Thursday, July 13, 2006


It is important that you choose your pegs carefully. With experience you will come to know the right peg for you and your clothes. Link…

Monday, July 10, 2006

Kapuas Mud Snake

A recently (2006) discovered native of Borneo. It can change its color spontaneously, like a chameleon, a previously unknown trait among snakes. Link…

Monday, July 03, 2006

Père Enfantin

In addition to being a snappy dresser, Père Enfantin was one of the founders of Saint-Simonism.