January 2008

Mock tudor castle in hay, because, you know

Meg, who needs a blog, sends this excellent story about a Surrey family who built a mock-Tudor castle on their agricultural land… and kept it hidden behind haybales. For 4 years. While living in it. Worth reading for the bit about the day the kids' classes were drawing pictures of their homes…

Posted Mon 28 January 2008 23:14 (+1300)

Thou shalt not

If you missed the memo like me when this came out, this Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip clip is excellent.

Posted Mon 28 January 2008 22:56 (+1300)

Science demands answers

Would a world race-walking champion race-walk or run when under danger? From samurai? Enquiring minds wanted to know.

Posted Sun 13 January 2008 11:02 (+1300)

African building fractals

“I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof.” Ron Eglash gives a cool talk about how traditional African villages are built in fractal patterns – and how that is consciously related to the social structure.

Posted Tue 08 January 2008 10:46 (+1300)

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