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April 27, 2008

The beautiful white horses of England The Uffington hill figure More on hill figures Wiltshire White Horses More from the air more inside
And you thought YOUR landlord sucked... Don't rent from Kip and Nicole Macy.
"A college student was last seen having a night on the town. He was partying with friends when they became separated. No one is sure how he ended up in the water. This is the disturbing path that almost all of the cases listed on this blog have taken." - Speculation that several disappearances in the Chicago and Great Lakes area are the work of a serial killer targeting young college men. via The Chicagoist
You don't want it, he can't have it back.
Conference on World Affairs. Founded in 1949, free and open to the public, discussing many many issues that affect us today. Notables who've spoken at it include R. Buckminster Fuller, Henry Kissinger, Roger Ebert, Andy Ihnatko, and Arthur Miller. more inside
Lost Films is the project of a single photographer, but spans the work of many. He acquires old cameras that still have film in them, or comes across exposed but undeveloped film. The film is developed and what prints can be salvaged are made. Though they're mostly family snapshots, there's something fascinating and lovely about these glimpses into the lives of ordinary people and the decades they lived in.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Live Webcast of a Collossal Squid Dissection Coming Up - lets go watch them chop this fat bastard up. more inside
TED: Ideas worth spreading. It is what it says "Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers". This site has astounded me on more than one occasion. It's made me cry and left me speechless on more than one occasion, too. more inside
Curious George I need some help, monkeys. Remember "The People's Court"? I'm talking old school, with Judge Wapner. At the beginning of each episode, there is a voice-over that begins with something like... "The people you are about to see are not actors..." I need the full text of that voiceover, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Help me, monkeys!
Play chess differently with fog of war, specific line of site, and your pieces randomized on the home row.