A well-made video about my hometown Newport (with subtitles incase you can't understand a Newport accent)
Finally, an informative article from the Daily Mail. It's a detailed piece about the undersea cables that stretch between the UK and US.
This made me smile!
Anyone for a lasagne sandwich? The limited edition sandwich is made up of ‘two thick slices of bread and a filling of diced beef in a tomato and herb sauce layered with cooked pasta sheets and a creamy cheddar, ricotta and mayonnaise dressing’.
As you'd expect, the sandwich isn't the most healthiest weighing in at 565 calories and containing 26.9g of fat. [via]
A fascinating and in-depth article/photo essay about a woman who has been fitted with a silicone "face" 11 years after an accidental shotgun blast blew away much of her face.
Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers under London's Leicester Square.
A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat. It is claimed to be the largest-ever sewer clean-up of its kind.
If you look at the photo you'll notice the lack of facial protection. When I've watch programmes about cleaning London's sewers, the workers, most of whom seem to love their jobs, say that there's no point wearing any protection as the smell still gets through. [via]
An entire run of Super Mario Bros cleverly superimposed onto a curb.
Ianvists.co.uk has an excellent post about a London Underground station that is used for training. What's unique about it is that it's built on the third floor of an office block!
The station comes complete with a platform, Oyster card readers, signalling and display boards although the trains don't work. There is a also a model railway and a simulator that is used to train LU staff.
Ian has posted lots of photos although with a detailed account of his visit to 'West Ashfield Station'
Engineering start-up Willow Garage has hacked an open source robot to fetch beer from a fridge. Using a web interface, the engineers can select one of four different brands of beer and the robot will scoot over to the fridge, open the door and select the correct beer. It'll even open the beer for you! [Read more]
f stoppers does an entire fashion shoot using an iPhone 3GS as the camera. As with any shoot there is pro lighting, a pro model and some post processing, but the results are impressive. You can view shots from the shoot on the f stoppers website.
The image above shows the only nuclear weapon detonated in space. It happened in 1962 and the reason why the detonated it was to test a few theories.
The plan was to send rockets hundreds of miles up, higher than the Earth's atmosphere, and then detonate nuclear weapons to see: a) If a bomb's radiation would make it harder to see what was up there (like incoming Russian missiles!); b) If an explosion would do any damage to objects nearby; c) If the Van Allen belts would move a blast down the bands to an earthly target (Moscow! for example); and — most peculiar — d) if a man-made explosion might "alter" the natural shape of the [Earth's magnetic] belts.
...and gets a little excited.
A group of South Korean students have created their own 'human LCD screen' just by using different coloured jackets. [via]