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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

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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Friday, 2nd February 2007

Landlocked

This aircraft carrier in China is going to have a hard time achieving much while locked in a small lake some 30 miles from the sea. That’s because it’s a ¾ scale model of the U.S. Nimitz Class Aircraft carrier,…

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Monday, 20th November 2006
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