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Stephen Wiltshire MBE

Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly.

Iranian Gallery

Amazing photos of Iran. Good comments, too.

Angry Ink

A tattoo artist's fascinating blog - well worth a visit.

Percussive maintenance

Percussion therapy, the Fonzie tap, kinetic realignment, impact calibration or a technical tap - Wikipedia tells us what we know all along.

Pin number fun

Pssstt... want to see a list of every pin number??

Don't try this at home...

Read the consequences at this website.

Flabby physics game

I like this because it requires only one control: the spacebar  :)

Think we need a third runway at heathrow?

Think we need a third runway at heathrow?  Think again.

XKCD

XKCD is a great webcomic, and this one is the best ever! You HAVE to look at this...

My dog: the paradox

A funny and touching webcomic... about dogs.

Life explained

Funny... and won't take long to read ;)

Escape your Search Engine's filter bubble

When you search the internet… different results are shown to different people.

Results are tailored to who you are… based on your search history... and your click history.

Nautical language

It's amazing how many English phrases have a seafaring origin. Some of my favourites are: "Fathom it out," "Bitter end," "Above board," and "Flake out."

Pacman as a metaphor

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - this cartoon strip is definitely worth a look.

We love sheds

There's a...  errrrr....  shedload of stuff about sheds here.
Marvellous.

The real UK citizenship test

Immigrants coming to the UK have to do a citizen test, asking them arcane points about UK law that few who live here actually know about. This would be a much better test:

Bad children's books

Satire, humour and visual parody of classic children's books from the 1940s through 1960s

Dull News in Local Newspapers

Celebrating nothing at all happening in your home town.

Flickriver

Flickriver is a neat way to browse Flickr. You see a "river" of great photos, without the need to hit "next" to load the next page.

Great for photo inspiration!

Climate change expert calls for nuclear power 'binge'

"Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University, warns CO2 levels are rising at a faster than exponential rate"

Hubble telescope find - read comments

This is a link to an interesting story about an ancient galaxy found by Hubble. The link should take you straight to a comment by "Tony_Leon" and some replies to his comment. Maybe he's a troll, but maybe not...

The Perry Bible Fellowship

Amazingly inventive cartoon strips...

Urban Sketchers

This blog site features sketches and often equally colorful stories behind the scenes by 100 invited artists correspondents in more than 30 countries around the world. Some are architects and illustrators, others are graphic designers, web developers, painters or educators, all sharing the same passion for drawing on location.

Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

Richard Bell is an illustrator and writer, based in West Yorkshire. Since 1998 his illustrated Wild West Yorkshire nature diary has featured the wildlife of gardens, woodland, heaths and waterside on his home patch in the Calder Valley and beyond.

World's biggest Pac-man game

This is very large indeed. Just ignore the propoganda about I.E.

League 1 Minus 10

My favourite blog about the Saints (Southampton Football Club).

Emperor Penguins at Halley, Antarctica

Zoom in and count the penguins in this amazing image. I got up to 23...

Howard Webb completes shock move to Man City

Former Man United referee Howard Webb has completed his controversial move to local rivals Man City. Webb completed the shock move on Saturday, and made his debut in yesterday’s game against newly-promoted Southampton.