Sunday, December 9, 2007

Odds and Ends, Sun 9 December 2007

1. "Tube announcer sacked after prank messages"
"An official announcer for London's Tube system has been sacked after
 making spoof messages mocking American tourists, peeping Toms and
 sweaty commuters."

The sacked announcer has put audio samples of the announcements on her

2. Strange Maps blog

* "The Blonde Map of Europe"
* "A Simplified Map of London"

3. Lost Cities
Photos of the remains of ancient civilisations around the world.

4. Cartoon physics
* Wikipedia entry:
*  "Cartoon Laws of Physics"

5. "Salzburg shoppers to put husbands in 'creche'"
"Women in the Austrian city of Salzburg will this year again be able to
 pursue their shopping with abandon over the Christmas period, free from
 sourpuss boyfriends and husbands."

6. "What If Gmail Had Been Designed by Microsoft?"

7. "Exploded iPod (still works)"