Originally uploaded by Alan Saunders.

  1. You‘ named Time’s person of the year for 2006 – “It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes,” Time magazine’s Lev Grossman writes.
  2. Blogging ‘set to peak next year’Gartner said that during the middle of next year the number of blogs will level out at about 100 million. 200 million people have already stopped writing their blogs.
  3. Piccadilly line celebrates 100th anniversary – Check gallery.  Oh, my local station Purley opened in 1841 and the current station was built in 1899!
  4. Tesco to create UK’s biggest store, which is my local Tesco in Purley. No thanks!  I will never buy non-food products in Tesco and have already hated queuing in “10 items or less” checkout.
  5. Tesco to run three quarters of its delivery fleet on biodiesel from January next year – and other little helps by Tesco on environment.
  6. swap-raising – Giant pandas give birth to twin cubs, but the mothers can care for only one cub, so usually only one twin will survive. “swap-raising” is a revolutionary new method of rearing twin cubs so that each cub is raised by both its natural mother and one of the Reserve’s veterinarians. via ITV’s Extinct
  7. Japan upgrades the country’s defence agency to a full ministry and teaches patriotism in the classroom – I am not sure about this.
  8. Tiny tangerines are little sweeties – but really need to import them from China?
  9. Airbus Beluga – There are five of these monsters in service, transporting whole airplane fuselages around the world. via Laurence Timms
  10. Google “blog:” operator to search blogs – alternate to Google Blog Search. I’m surprised that my most popular post is at the top of “blog: spirit of dubai” google search. via STUFFLEUFAGUS