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Street View Update March 08

It’s been just over a month since Google added 12 new US cities to Street View, and yesterday we got new imagery in another 13 cities, and interestingly, a US national park! Here’s some of the highlights, including links straight…

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Monday, 31st March 2008

Caught in the act?

Whatever is happening on the side of the street here in Chicago, a large amount of money is definitely changing hands between this man and the driver of the car. Submitter Sean suggested that there may be some sinister activity…

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Friday, 21st March 2008

Panopticon Prisons

Originally conceived by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham in 1785, the panopticon was intended to be a type of prison that allowed the guard to observe any of the inmates without them knowing if and when they were being watched. The…

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Monday, 4th February 2008

World’s Largest Crosses

As so often seems to be the way with claims of “World’s Largest”, there’s a certain amount of jostling for the top slot – regardless of who should rightfully be in it. Most often described as the World’s Largest Cross…

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Friday, 23rd November 2007

The Lake House

Has anyone ever seen the Sandra Bullock / Keanu Reeves chick-flick The Lake House? I’ve not, but I watched the trailer, and the movie seems to be based around a lake house where both characters live, years apart, yet can…

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Monday, 2nd July 2007

Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that: “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees…

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Saturday, 3rd February 2007
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World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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