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I stop posting “10 things I didn’t know last week“, but will post more on my tumblr. I will post some follow-ups here if anything gets more interested.

I have been enjoying tumblelogging using the excellent hosting service Tumblr. Like twitter, you can now follow your friends on your Dashboard.

Don’t you have one, yet? Check what people are tumblring about. There are 28000 tumblr users according to Google.

Check Juxtaviews if you are wondering about tumblelogging. I agree with him that it can be more personal than the blogging. For me, it’s more exciting than twitter.

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The City
Originally uploaded by sunny-drunk.

  1. One in 10 web pages scrutinised by search giant Google contained malicious code that could infect a user’s PC.
  2. Fly-tipping (illegally dumping waste) and Bestselling US author Bill Bryson is the new president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
  3. It’s a good idea to power island’s cars by locally produced coconut oil, but achieving the EU target 10% of all fuel in cars from biofuels by 2020 could have a severe environmental impact.
  4. Newly rich couples can afford to pay fines to have more than one child. China has about 1.3 billion people, 20% of the world’s total.
  5. London’s bendy buses can’t reverse!
  6. The UK consumes 80 per cent of European cod and one third of global stocks, most in batter with chips.
  7. New findings in how bats fly could help in the development of machines which fly by flapping.
  8. “A picture tells a thousand words, but a sound tells a thousand pictures.” Sounds bring Google Earth to life
  9. Poodle Milo helps epilepsy woman. 456,000 or one in every 131 people in the UK has epilepsy.
  10. Fasterfox Firefox add-on allows you to tweak many network and rendering settings.

Originally uploaded by zyber.

  1. Failing to curb human-induced climate change would cost at least 5% of the global GDP each year. In contrast, the costs of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change could be limited to about 1% of annual global GDP.
  2. Congrats to Green my Apple and Greenpeace who won the Webby Award in the activism category and took one step forward to their campaign.
  3. Motion-sensitive cell phone and laptop
  4. “$100 laptop” now costs $175 and it will be able to run Windows in addition to Linux.
  5. Modbury will be the first in Europe to be entirely free of plastic bags. Nearly 90% of floating marine litter is plastic.
  6. A bicycle is stolen every 71 seconds in England.
  7. Launching a single gram of ashes costs £248, while sending remains into deep space, a service which comes into effect from 2009 will cost up to £6,257.
  8. PS3 was born out of a frustration from a cancelled deal for Sony to create a CD-Rom drive for Nintendo. The “Father of the PlayStation“, Ken Kutaragi, is to retire.
  9. Rose, a goat married to a Sudanese man
  10. Don’t buy a dog on internet

‘Sparagus ‘Sparagus Will You Do the Fandango
Originally uploaded by Finstr.

  1. My urine smell funny after consuming asparagus. An asparagus spear can grow 10″ in a 24-hour period under ideal conditions [via]
  2. April 22nd is Earth Day, which began in 1970 in U.S.
  3. April 23rd is St. George Unofficial Bank Holiday. Will you sign this e-petition?
  4. Sir Clive Sinclair, an inventor of the first pocket calculator, the first pocket tv, ZX Spectrum and A-bike.
  5. The Simpsons is celebrating 20 years since it made its debut on US television.
  6. pennyweight” is 1.6g and a penny was literally, as well as monetarily, 1/240th of a troy pound of sterling silver.
  7. Virgin plans to fly the first biofuel-powered commercial aircraft next year.
  8. Our daily allowance of CO2 is 22 kilograms. [via innocent drinks]
  9. New genetic analysis suggests that chimpanzees have adapted to their environment more rapidly than humans have.
  10. Tornado Wash” caught fire.

North love! / L’amour du Nord!
Originally uploaded by denis collette.

  1. Folding@Home on the PS3 – a network of just 10,000 PS3s would have as much power as a 200,000-strong network of personal computers.
  2. Nintendo Wii requires only 18 watts while PS3 uses 193 watts, Xbos uses 185 watss and an average PC uses 200 watts.
  3. Eventually Iris (Internet Router Protocol in Space) could extend the net into space, allowing data to flow directly between satellites, rather than sending it via ground stations.
  4. Laying chips vertically, instead of side by side, reduces the distance data has to travel by 1,000 times, making the chips faster and more efficient.
  5. Apple’s next-generation mouse may dump scroll ball for touch-sensitive housing.
  6. The Millau Viaduct, designed by Foster and Partners, is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world – slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower.
  7. YOYOW is a storied example of Internet slang, an acronymn for “You Own Your Own Words”, coined by Stewart Brand when he launched The WELL. [via JP]
  8. Aquasaurs (or Triops Longicaudatus) have existed for more than 350 million years. They’re even older than dinosaurs! Aquasaur eggs can lie dormant for up to 25 years. [via Jay]
  9. Super Jam, sugar free, sweetened with grape juice. Sounds delicious. [via Innocent]
  10. A teaspoon of sugar to cure hicuups

Originally uploaded by Yumi@bagdadcafe.

  1. KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is an XML-based language for managing three-dimensional geospatial data in the program Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Mobile.
  2. Plastics can take up to 400 years to break down. Almost all the plastics ever made can still be found somewhere.
  3. Alptransit, the world’s longest tunnel, would make the train journey between Zurich and Milan faster than flying, but have to wait until 2018.
  4. IBM is soon to launch a multimedia browser to make audio and video content accessible to people with vision impairments. Codenamed the Accessibility Browser was created by a blind employee in Japan.
  5. Murphy, an English Springer Spaniel, has been specially trained to hunt out the mobile phone handsets – which have a particular scent. The dog’s brain is pre-wired to learn to interpret scent.
  6. Nearly two thirds of health staff would not be happy to be a patient in their own NHS trust. Deeply worring.
  7. Drinking green tea could reduce the risk of becoming infected by HIV, and could also slow down the spread of HIV.
  8. Scientists have developed a way of converting one blood group into another. Their method may enable manufacture of universal red cells, which would substantially reduce pressure on the blood supply.
  9. Nobu had parts in hit movies “Casino,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” [via]
  10. Croydon Airport was the main airport for London before it was replaced by Heathrow and Gatwick.

North Sydney @ Earth Hour
Originally uploaded by kelliejane1.

  1. Well done Sydney! Lights were turned out across Sydney for “Earth Hour” to raise awareness of global warming.
  2. A new type of material could allow solar cells to harvest far more light.
  3. The Wikipediaspaghetti tree is believed to be the first time television was used to stage an April Fool’s hoax. Google really takes April 1st seriously. Imagine how they enjoy making them. Actually I think sharing Olympics with Paris is a good idea. More great yearly tradition here.
  4. The WikipediaTARDIS, Time And Relative Dimension In Space, is a time machine and spacecraft in Doctor Who. The new series started this weekend.
  5. WikipediaCycling Proficiency Test and Bikeability. I scored 8 out of 10 on the cycling quiz.
  6. Fewer songbirds visited UK gardens this winter than last year. I’ve actually seen fewer in my garden.
  7. Toby is a amazing dog. He saved his owner with WikipediaHeimlich manoeuvre – a technique for helping someone who is choking.
  8. Gromit stands in for Nipper. WikipediaNipper first appeared on an HMV record label in 1907.
  9. Rick Stein’s much loved Chalky lived to seventeen. I miss him.
  10. The Apollo 10 lunar module was nicknamed WikipediaSnoopy” and the command module “Charlie Brown”. Snoopy, a 5-month-old jack russell, is a Lilly’s new friend.

Temperal Paradox
Originally uploaded by Pat’s Piks.

  1. The BST change at 0100 GMT was the last one to be signalled from Rugby.
  2. Wikipediatumblelog was coined by Why the lucky stiff. I’ve got mine. Have you got yours yet?
  3. Enough water is locked up at Mars’ south pole to cover the planet in a liquid layer 11m (36ft) deep.
  4. World Water Day” to draw international attention to the critical lack of clean, safe drinking water worldwide.
  5. WikipediaRenewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are the property rights to the environmental benefits from generating electricity from renewable energy sources
  6. Fewer than one in 200 British homes would qualify as Wikipediazero energy building (ZEB)
  7. Found Khoi Vihn‘s presentation at FOWA [via]
  8. fag, a ciggarette (British) and urban dictionary, a slang dictionary.
  9. about:cache, about:plugins and more about links in Firefox [via]
  10. Inventor of WikipediaFortran and WikipediaBNF, WikipediaJohn W. Backus (1924 – 2007) R.I.P.

Originally uploaded by jaki good.

  1. There never were any snakes in Ireland. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
  2. Lucky and Flo are first dogs in the world trained to sniff the chemicals used to make optical disks. Good boys!
  3. David Cameron recruits Al Gore.
  4. Rains helped cool Barrier Reef, making them the coolest for up to five years.
  5. El Nino contributed to the warmest winer in the Northern Hemisphere since records began more than 125 years ago.
  6. Carbon labelling – useless idea. We should buy less and should not waste what you bought. Traffic lights food label is more important than that.
  7. NASA already monitors 127 Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) that could possibly hit the Earth.
  8. A whale attacked a rescue boat. Japanese and whales can’t be friends.
  9. A Japanese plane made a perfect emergency landing. It was a small plane, but can Airbus A380 do that at emergency?
  10. Shutdown Day – I can’t do that as I have to work on that day.

Crufts 2007
Originally uploaded by y_answrs_brainbus.

  1. Scruffts is a Crufts for crossbreed. It’s Crufts time again. 2007 Best in Show is Tibetan Terrier “Willy”.
  2. Ben Fogle, a presenter of Crufts, was in the first series of Castaway.
  3. The effect of cosmic radiation and solar activity may explain the global warming more precisely than the carbon dioxide theory [via The Great Global Warming Swindle on Channel 4]
  4. Producing palm oil, hailed as a future biofuel, can produce carbon emissions 10 times that of petroleum.
  5. Stop the Traffik and Chocolate CampaignHuman trafficking is now the second largest source of income for organised crime, exceeded only by arms and drugs trafficking.
  6. Lacock Abbey, where Harry Potter was filmed. Have you ever wondered ‘Where did they film that?
  7. Rapture Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity, stands at 157, against a high of 182 in September 2001, and a low of 57 in December 1993. [via Telegraph]
  8. Keeping a computer on all the time, all year would use 50w x 8760 hours = 438kw hours, adds 188kg of CO2 to the atmosphere. You could drive your car 1,200 miles for that.
  9. Motion detection technology in handsets – imagine you play Wii with your mobile.
  10. You can zoom in much more deeply onto Google Maps.


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