The White Houses

The White House is, as we all know, the official residence of the President of the United States. But did you also know that the White House is the official residence of an Iranian immigrant? Of course, I’m not talking…

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Wednesday, 28th February 2007

Australia Day Flyover

The super-high-resolution aerial images of Sydney from the recent Australia Day flyover have this morning been added to Google Maps.1 Google even did some sightseeing of their own in the email announcement when they included links to Queenscliff Bay, Shark…

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Tuesday, 27th February 2007

World’s Largest Paper Planes

Well, unfortunately the world’s largest real paper planes aren’t usually kept outside, so today we’ll have to make do with sculptures of extremely large paper planes. in Mukilteo, Washington, Dillion Works (who specialise in creating large 3D architectural elements), claim…

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Monday, 26th February 2007

It’s not big, or clever

Written on a old pier, just off Manhattan island, are these two pieces of, um, “word art”. The left hand piece seems to say “SUCK D**K” while the other item looks like the rather confusing “F**K ME SAFE”. What on…

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Friday, 23rd February 2007

The World’s Largest Thermometer

Built to commemorate the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States, the World’s Largest Thermometer in near Death Valley, California is a whopping 134 feet tall. Why? There’s one foot for every degree – yes, it really did reach…

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Thursday, 22nd February 2007


There’s a nice story on Vanity Fair about how the author, Nick Tosches, spent more than a year attempting to track down the shot location of a desktop picture called Autumn that came with his copy of WIndows. Eventually Nick…

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Wednesday, 21st February 2007
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