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6th September


I'm being relocated to New York for a while.
Updates are likely to be intermittent until I have settled in, but will be found at nyplep blogspot com.
Email me at sjplep at the gmail place.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection.
Historical photographs.

St. Petersburg 1900.
Photographs of the capital of Imperial Russia, 1900.

Night Club Las Vegas.
Historical article, photographs.
'Nightclub revues had been a mainstay in Parisian culture since the late 19th century. After World War I, they began influencing other cities with their sophisticated and cosmopolitan displays. The nightclub spectaculars eventually reached the United States via New York. It wasn't long before they became a welcome and permanent addition to Las Vegas entertainment.'

'Careless Talk Costs Lives!'
'In February 1940 a nationwide campaign was launched that warned the general public against loose talk and the dangers of unwittingly giving information to enemy sympathizers...'

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.
'Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, actually composed of 118 splendid woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art. '

The Red Kite (Milvus Milvus).
The Gigrin, a family-run sheep farm in Wales, has produced this website about a bird of prey that humans have attempted to protect for longer than any other bird in the world.

Weeki Wachee Spring.
Surreal photograph.

A commuter fell asleep on a train halfway to her destination. She slept until she had half as far to go as she went while she slept. How much of the whole trip was she sleeping?

'Does anyone know the German word that means, roughly, 'accidental expert'?'

'How do I turn friendly acquaintances into real friends?'

'In 6-8 weeks I will have accumulated some cash, about $5-6K. It's not much, but it is enough to survive 6 months without working while I write. 6 penniless months in Sydney, Australia. Where in the world should I go that will allow me to double that time? Triple?'

'What are your favorite indoor games--parlor games, I guess?'

A Map of the Truelove River.
'This early 20th century postcard, Shewing the Course of the Truelove River, charts that stream from its two headlands in the Fancy Free Plateau (Angelina River) and at Indifference Hill (Edwin River). Those two flows unite at the Falls of Dislike, follow a united course as the Truelove River through the Valley of Disdain - between the Mountains of Melancholy and Determination Hills.'

Chansons d'Amour.
Illuminated scores for medieval French love songs.
'The whimsical lettrines and caricature adornments kept me smiling, paging through this ~44 page work. Love likes a sense of humour. '

The Great Australian Inland Sea.
'The Americas have the Mississippi and the Amazon, Africa has the Nile and Asia has the Ganges and the Mekong, among others. So why wouldn’t Australia have a large river system - or an inland sea?'
'Early surveyors of the unexplored centre and west of Australia, fanning out from the earlier settled east, kept on the lookout for Australia’s Amazon, or at least a large body of water, possibly connected to the outside ocean.'
'In 1827, former East India Company officer Thomas J. Maslen published this map of that inland sea in his book The Friend of Australia, which provided instructions for surveying and exploring the island-continent’s interior.'

It's Grand, This Central Station.
'every day i pass through this building, twice. she welcomes me into the city with skylit cavernous arms, and sends me back home with the humming thrum of a mother busily preparing dinner for a hundred million people.'

Zhouzhuang.
Travels in China.

Best of Flickr: Pasar Malam Besar.

Best of Flickr: Sunset Over Field.

Best of Flickr: Scary!

Best of Flickr: Piccadilly Circus at Dawn.

Best of Flickr: Baby.

Best of Flickr: Eyes.

Best of Flickr: Swing Ride.

Best of Flickr: Timbuktu.

Best of Flickr: Coumba.

Best of Flickr: Gateway.

American Gothic.
'Gordon Parks' American Gothic. Portrait of government cleaning woman Ella Watson.' (1942)

Jupiter, Io, and Shadow.

Bang Pa-In Floating Pavilion.
link

31st August


Motel Americana.
'This page is designed to celebrate an American phenomenon which reflects an important part of US history and culture: the motel. The word showed up in dictionaries as postwar optimism and cold war pessimism led to the creation of an highway system. Before long, families began to discover bright neon arrows pointing the way to temporary homes dotting those long stretches of tar. Motels offered an inexpensive way to travel the country and expand our horizons. '

Paris Music Hall Costume Sketches.

Geoff's Homemade Air Conditioner.
Make your own AC unit.

Early Flight.
'Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning and parachuting history'.
Images of cards of hot air balloons from 1890-1900.

Along the River During Qingming Festival.
'Panorama of Along the River During Qingming Festival, 18th century remake of a 12th century original by Chinese artist Zhang Zeduan...'
Great piece of scroll art.

Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums.
'Wonder-rooms and curiosity cabinets appeared in the 1500s, as wealthy Europeans displayed objects and specimens collected during trading voyages and exploring expeditions. Books-such as these-allowed scientists and collectors to share their observations...'

Vintage Children's Books 1854-1923.

Mother Greenaway.
'Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was a hugely popular childrens book illustrator from England who drew inspiration from her engraver father and dressmaker mother. Printer Edmund Evans would often photograph Greenaway's illustrations onto wooden blocks (a version of chromolithography) to enable reproduction of her delicate watercolours. She never married despite having some suitors, including art critic John Ruskin, and died from breast cancer...'

Island of the Spirits: The Ainu of Hokkaido.
'Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Island of the Spirits," which leads viewers to Hokkaido, Japan, an otherworldly land of dense mountain forests, untamed creatures like the grizzly and wolf, and Japan's indigenous people, the Ainu. '

Totem Poles.
Fairly large gallery of Native American totem poles of the Northwest Coat.

The Australian Aboriginal Flag.
'The Aboriginal Flag was designed by Harold Thomas, an artist and an Aboriginal, in 1971. The flag was designed to be an eye-catching rallying symbol for the Aboriginal people and a symbol of their race and identity. '

H.G. Wells's novel 'The First Men in the Moon' features intelligent insect-like beings who live in caverns below the surface.
Let us assume that these creatures have a unit of distance called a 'lunar'. It was adopted because the Moon's surface area, expressed in square lunars, exactly equals the Moon's volume, expressed in cubic lunars.
The Moon's diameter is 2160 miles. How many miles long is one lunar?
(For the purposes of this puzzle, you may assume that the Moon is a perfect sphere).

'What are the funniest-sounding English words to speakers of other languages?'

'Teach me your party tricks.'

Facebook question: 'How can I get some more friends without actually knowing them in real life or online? '

'I really really dislike doing things. This goes all the way ad absurdum in that I actually would rather freeze into nothingness than deal with college, work, chores, and so on...'

'I need tips for making chai at home'.

'Teach a shy person on how to behave in a bar/party full of unfamiliar people'.

'Why do we eat "breakfast foods"? When did this originate and why?'

'What are some fun, social, outdoor games that adults might like to play?'

'Random strangers of the internet, please recommend a hobby to me.'

'What are the most essential women's shoes?'

Cornell University Cheerleader on a 1906 Postcard.

Tagosaku and Mokube's Sightseeing in Tokyo.
Early Japanese manga.

Is This Tomorrow?
American Cold War propaganda comic.

Strange Adventures.
A comic with a gorilla in it.

Album De La Revolucion Cubana.
Mid-1960s Cuban propaganda pamphlet.

Side by Side - Britannia.
'Britannia with the British Lion and Uncle Sam with the American Bald Eagle on a World War I poster.'

Following the Fashion.
1794 satire on fashion trends of the time.

Flowers of Edo.

Best of Flickr: Mirada a Venecia.

Best of Flickr: Funny Yak.

Best of Flickr: Rusty Nuts.

Best of Flickr: Harajuku Girl.

Best of Flickr: Sun Rise over the Sea.

List of Famous Trees.

Jupiter, Moons, and Bees.
(25 Sept. 2002) 'Rising before the Sun on September 4, Jupiter and an old cresent Moon gathered in the dim constellation of Cancer. Watching from a hillside near Austin, Texas, planet Earth, astrophotographer Russell Croman recorded this view of their passing as clouds gracefully dimmed the brilliant moonlight. '

Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase.
'The Louisiana Purchase is a landmark event in American history, one that had a lasting impact not only on the size of the United States, but also on its economic, cultural, and political makeup. Before President Thomas Jefferson's administration purchased the territory in 1803, parts or all of the territory had been under the control of various Native American nations. From the 16th century onwards the Spanish and later the French controlled the territory. '
'This presentation focuses on the various documents-from maps to newspapers to cultural artifact-that help to describe the region of North America that stretched from as far east as Alabama into what is now the state of Montana. The 119 items presented here come from the various special and general collections of the Library of Congress. '

Photo Essay: Iran People and Places.

Welcome to Moscow.

An Ice Palace in St. Petersburg.

The Great Seattle Fire.
'The spring of 1889 in Seattle had been beautiful. There had been little rain, and temperatures were consistently in the 70s. Unfortunately, the unusually good weather proved to be disastrous, as the dry conditions conspired with a handful of other elements to allow for the worst fire in city history...'
link

24th August


Catland: An Introduction to Louis Wain.
'Louis Wain (1860-1939) was an English artist who was most famous for his drawings of cats. '
His mental decline became apparent through his work - http://www.lilitu.com/catland/gallery.shtml

Vintage Tool Ads.
'Lately I've been collecting a lot of vintage magazines, trade papers, and advertisements related to vintage woodworking tools. The following pages represent a piece of my collection. '

Aboriginal Art Gallery: Central Australia.

Aboriginal Art Gallery: Arnhem Land.

Biographies of Australian Aboriginal Artists.
David Malangi: 'Personal totems are Darrpa (King Brown snake), Djang'kawu/ Djang'kawu, Djang'kawu Sisters (associated with Dhamala), white berry tree, death adder, Gurrumurringu the male spiritual being (associated with Ngurrunguma)...'
Dorothy Djukulul: 'Her old father, Nhulmarmar, was becoming very worried because he had only one son, George Milpurrurru, to carry on his designs and stories. He consulted with the elders and eventually obtained their permission for Dorothy to be allowed to paint the traditional designs so that there would be a better chance of the art and sacred stories of the Ganalbingu tribe being kept alive...'

A Story from the Chinese Diaspora: The Chung Family.
'In the 1860s, my paternal great, great, great-grandfather, Man Lung, left Kwangtung Province for the U.S. He worked as a laborer for the construction of the Sierra Nevada segment of the Transcontinental Railroad...'

Paradise Misplaced: The Xanadu Hotel-Casino.
Planned in 1975 in Las Vegas, but never built.
'This card was to have welcomed hotel guests and casino patrons to the Xanadu, a never-realized fantasy complex. For more on the secret origins and hidden history of this dream, select one of the links to the right. '

Survey of Las Vegas Strip Neon.

1/ Express 100 with five 1's.
2/ Express 100 at least three ways with five 5's.
(I've found seven major ways of doing this so far - I'm sure there are many more).

' "Scotland is / the petrified vomit / of a fish supper." Who wrote that little poem? '

'Yesterday afternoon one of the neighbours knocked on the door to tell me there was a dead cat in our driveway. I went out to look and it was, distressingly, one of the feral kittens that lives in our neighborhood. However, the cause of death wasn't immediately apparent and the more I thought about it, the more the circumstances seemed kind of odd...'

'How does natural selection account for male pattern balding?'

'A relatively new client sent out a mass email this morning detailing the results of his recent biopsy, which came back positive for cancer. How do I respond?'

'What's the difference between strong friendship and romantic love?'

'I want to feel that good all the time!'

'I'd like to learn to cook.'

'I'd like to grow some vegetables, but I live in an apartment.'

'I'm looking for funny sayings, expressions, idioms, et cetera. '

Best of Flickr: The Flying Bride.

Best of Flickr: Narrative of Two Geisha.

Best of Flickr: Street Love.

Best of Flickr: Tomatoes.

Best of Flickr: Road Ahead.

Best of Flickr: Campfire at the Beach.

Best of Flickr: Quinta da Regaleira.
A fantastic palace in Portugal.

American Civil War Envelopes.
'Civil War Covers are envelopes printed during or subsequent to the War that depict various scenes and themes. Many are of a patriotic nature. Some portray major figures of the War such as Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, and others carry illustrated messages such as "Death to Traitors" and "Trees-on, A Hard Road to Travel." The Covers were used to send U.S. Mail, or simply as souvenirs. '

History of the V-Sign.

Gestures.
An interesting website about different cultures' gestures.

Buddha in the Far East.
'Five sheets with handpainted Buddhist figures between two covers. Chinese or Tibetan from early 20th Century.'

Europe As a Queen.
In this map, Europe is depicted as a woman; Spain is Europe's 'head', Denmark and Italy her arms, Bohemia her stomach, and Lithuania her left knee.
'...In their description of this map, the sellers add: "During the late 16th century, a few map makers created these now highly prized map images, wherein countries and continents were given human or animal forms. Among the earliest examples is this map of Europa by Munster, which appeared in Munster’s Cosmography." '

'Really, Miss Henderson!'
'There´s a certain type of children´s literature that just positively requires a map at the end paper of the book. The map is there either to show an itinerary that is crucial to the story, or to enhance the ´piratesque´quality of the work - or both. This map is an example from a children´s book called ´Really, Miss Henderson´ from 1945. As you can see, the War had cost the lives of many, many good illustrators (unless this was an active attempt at creating a ´naive´-style map). '

Greetings from Bruceville.
A map of New Jersey, 'as it can be reconstructed out of Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics'.

Trouvelot Astronomy.
Drawings of the Sun and planets by 19th century artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot.
'He would go on to produce some 7000 astronomical drawings and publish 50 scientific papers. His works were displayed at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 and Trouvelot began to assemble his best drawings for wider publication. In 1881 a series of 15 chromolithographs were released for $125 (!) to great acclaim. He spent the last 3 years of his life back in France pursuing his fascination for solar phenomena. '

A Cat's Map of the Bed.

Brain Maps.
'The story goes that a certain Dr Alesha Sivartha (?1834-?1915) {possibly a pename for Arthur E Merton from Chicago and Kansas} of Indian and Hindu heritage, developed an enigmatic theosophical belief system. From 1859 onwards he began writing down his thoughts and drawings which were to be incorporated into three books published around the turn of the century. Mark Twain was said to be a regular visitor to Sivartha's Kansas home...'

Shipwrecks on the Coast of Mauritania.

Out of Control: Photography from East Germany.
'A project documenting the uses of photography in Eastern Germany after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (DDR). '

Callisto Full Face.
One of Jupiter's moons.
link

18th August


Victorian Robots.
'Read illustrated accounts of the world's first robot, the Steam Man, created in 1865! Subsequent automatons such as the Electric Man and the Automatic Man are also profiled. The most comprehensive section, with more than 20 pages, concerns the mechanical man known as Boilerplate--described as "deliciously detailed" by The New York Times, "charming" by U.S. News and World Report and declared "cool" by NASA!'

Miss Abigail's Time Warp Advice.
'Take a step back in time as I share words of wisdom from my collection of about 1,000 classic advice books in a quest to solve modern-day dilemmas. The books span from 1822 to 1978 and cover the age-old topics of dating, love, living together, marriage, health, beauty, puberty, sex, etiquette, housekeeping, home economics, and home repairs.'

Package and Bazar Graphics from India.
'... As you can see, merchandise in India has a tradition of very colorful packaging, sometimes featuring religious heads, deities, sports players, and national heroes.'

Spanish Civil War Posters.

Polish Solidarnosc Posters.

Hoppe's Portraits of America.
Photographs of 1920s America.

Photographs of Rural Russians.

Not Kansas, But Just As Rectangular: The Land of Oz.
'Using clues in the series, fans have drawn up maps of Oz.'

Inside the Hollow Earth.
'If the Earth is hollow, where does all that magma spewing out of all those volcanoes come from? Somebody must have a half-convincing answer to that question, presumably that handful of people who still believe the Earth is an empty shell...'

High Resolution Images of Earth.
Great pictures. Text in German.

A State Street Family Album.
'State Street in Madison, Wisconsin is a pedestrian mall that runs from the capitol building to the University of Wisconsin campus. It is home to some of Madison's least fortunate. These are the discards of our society: the poor, the veterans, the homeless, the drug addicted, the alcoholic, the runaways, the abused, the unemployable, the people that nobody wants...'

'What if someone broke into your house and killed your fish?'
A mystery which turned out to have a rational explanation.

'How to meet geeky men?'

'I'm thinking about starting up a laundromat. I'm interested in the views of anyone who has ever owned (or knows someone who has owned) a laundromat, with a focus on such things as start-up costs, how profitable (generally speaking) they can be and what I should know about the laundromat trade (perks, pitfalls etc) before going in.'

'Huge numbers of people living in the Americas died from diseases when Europeans started coming over. It is always stated that this is because the immune systems of the Americans had not contacted the European diseases before. Why did the same thing not happen in reverse? '
There's a good answer to this here : http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_100.html

'How to make awesome veggie burgers'.

Using arithmetic operations, express the integers from 31 to 50.
You are allowed the standard arithmetic operations, including +, -, *, /, and square root (e.g. sqrt(4)).
The following operations may be useful :
Concatenation. 44 is valid as part of an answer.
Decimals. 4.4 is valid as part of an answer; so is .4 .
Recurring decimals. E.g. .4r (or .4recurring) is the same as .444... (or 4/9) .
Factorials. The factorial of a positive integer (written as n!) is the product of all the positive integers less than or equal to that number. E.g. 4! = 4*3*2*1 = 24.
Double factorials. The double factorial of an even positive integer (written as n!!) is the product of all the positive even integers less than or equal to that number. The double factorial of an odd positive integer is the product of all the positive odd integers less than or equal to that number. E.g. 4!! = 4 * 2 = 8, and 5!! = 5 * 3 * 1 = 15.
Powers. 4^4 means 4 to the power of 4, and 4^sqrt(4) means 4 squared (or 16). You don't actually need these for these numbers, but you can use them if you like.
Don't use operations like cube roots and inverses (e.g. 1/4). The reason for this is that in normal notation, these use numbers other than 4.
The following may be useful to remember :
n = sqrt(n) * sqrt(n), n being any number
0 = n-n
1 = n/n (unless n is 0)
2 = (n+n)/n
3 = (n+n+n)/n
10 = 4/.4
5 = sqrt(4)/.4
9 = 4/.4r
3 = sqrt(4/.4r)

Best of Flickr: Tear.

Chinese Passport from the Qing Dynasty, 1898.

Montenegro Passport, 1897.

'Galaxy Science Fiction' Magazine Cover, 1950.

Mural Depicting Hermann Hesse, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre.
'... The district was electrified by the unusual mix of people drawn to the quarter: working-class laborers enticed by the inexpensive housing, performers seeking fame and fortune, adventurous Parisians who strayed from the more bourgeois city center, and curious tourists. Cheap rents, along with the licentious culture, also attracted young, avant-garde artists, who reveled in Montmartre’s pleasures. '

A Beginner's Guide to Geocaching.
'Someone hides a container of inexpensive knickknacks -- a cache. Then they post its latitude & longitude on the internet, and other people go hunting for it.'

Mysterious Streaks over Turkey.

Flying in the Alaska Bush.
Photo-essay.

Julia Margaret Cameron.
Pioneering 19th century British photographer - mainly portraits of notable personalities and actors.

Seoul: Then and Now.
Photographs.

Io: Moon Over Jupiter.

Evanion Ephemera.
'Conjuror and ventriloquist Henry Evans (aka Evanion) was an avid collector of Victorian ephemera relating particularly to the entertainment industry.'
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11th August


Aboriginal Rock Engravings in Sydney.

Historical Postcards of New York City.

Swimming Elephants.

Mithila Paintings from Bihar.
Folk painting from India.

Oh, Inverted World.
'As we’ve all learned in school, 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, only 30% is solid ground. What if everything was reversed? What if every land mass was a body of water, and vice versa?'

Soviet Space Race Propaganda.

Outsider Soul.
'Between 1968 and 1977 Mingering Mike produced more than 50 albums and a similar number of 45rpm singles on his own record labels. He performed for sellout audiences and wrote and starred in 9 films. This was the stuff of legends ... and fertile imaginations.'

Take the sequence of numbers 123456789. Place + and - symbols between the numbers so that you get a sum equal to 100.

'Why do babies pull their ears when they are tired?'

'Would it be insulting to give a jar of pennies, (probably close to $7 or $8 worth) to a panhandler?'

Perfect lemonade recipe.

'What happened last night? My friend and I were sitting in my apartment living room, lights on, not intoxicated, during a thunderstorm, which seemed to be nearby but not directly over us. Suddenly there was a spark in the air -- literally, in the middle of the room...'

'My girlfriend and I need questions and inspiration for our bedtime question game before it dies of creative block. '

Best of Flickr: Honeyboy.

Best of Flickr: Broken Fence.

Best of Flickr: Naples.

Best of Flickr: Cactus.

Best of Flickr: Accra Market.

Burma: Grace Under Pressure.

Potter Puppet Pals.

Constable's Great Landscapes: The Six-Foot Paintings.

The Magic of Antarctic Colours.
Sketches of Antarctica in the 1930s.

Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics.
Writing using characters for each syllable rather than each consonant or vowel.

Entranced by Orchids.

The Prints of Felix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea.
'The etchings of Félix-Hilaire Buhot are among the most original and enchanting prints made in France during the late nineteenth century. '

Carl Van Vechten: Portraits of Influential Americans.

Medieval Beasts.
'Beasts, both real and fantastic, swarm, creep, and scramble across the pages of manuscripts made in the Middle Ages (about 500-1500 A.D.)...'

Masterpieces in the Kyoto National Museum.

Saturn: Lord of the Rings.

Old Faithful Below a Yellowstone Sky.

Aerial Archaeology in Northern France.

WW2 Camel Cigarette Advertisement.

The Mirror Test.
A way of measuring awareness in animals. An animal looks at its reflection in a mirror - does it recognise it as a reflection or as another animal?

Digitised Book of the Week.

WTO Seattle Collection.
'The protests depicted in this collection took place between November 29, 1999 and December 3, 1999, when the World Trade Organization (WTO) held its ministerial meeting in Seattle.'
These events seem very recent, yet are already being studied as history!

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: How to Recognise a Narcissist.
'We all have to deal with difficult people. Some days we can be pretty difficult ourselves. Recognizing the difference between normal difficulties and personality disorders can be crucial to decisions about entering new relationships and continuing existing relationships.'
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4th August


Benny's Postcards: Art Postcards Collected by My Grandfather.
'This web site is devoted to the postcards my grandfather collected from approximately 1906-1918. The collection is comprised of 435 postcards, most of which were produced in Russia, Poland and Germany. My maternal grandfather, Benjamin Swartzberg, lived from 1890 to 1985 ... What follows is an account of my exploration into my grandfather’s life as seen through his postcards and his family history. '

World War I: Experiences of an English Soldier.
'This blog is made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin's letters from the first World War. The letters will be posted exactly 90 years after they were written. To find out Harry's fate, follow the blog!'

The Aboriginal Memorial.
'The Aboriginal Memorial is an installation of 200 hollow log coffins from Central Arnhem Land. It commemorates all the indigenous people who, since 1788, have lost their lives defending their land. '

Chinese Theme Parks.
Virtual tours of the Matriarchal Clan Village, Yan'an Revolutionary History Park, Ethnic Minorities Theme Park, etc.

Old Coca-Cola Ads.
The first Coca-Cola advertising posters.

The Thames Path.
'This website is an unnofficial guide to the Thames Path, a National Trail footpath running for 180 miles along the banks of the river Thames. Starting at the Thames Flood Barrier at Woolwich in South East London it runs along the banks of the Thames to Kemble in Gloucestershire...'

50 Doors of Paris, France.

Using arithmetic combinations of four 5's express the integers from 1 to 12.
You must use all four 5's for each integer.
You may combine the 5's using the arithmetic operations +, -, * (multiplication) and / (division).
You are also allowed to use sqrt (square root) (e.g. sqrt(5) ).
You are allowed to use concatenation (e.g. 55 is valid as part of an answer).
You are allowed to use decimals (e.g. 5.5 is valid as part of an answer; so is .5 ).
You are allowed to use factorials. For example, 5! (or factorial(5)) = 5*4*3*2*1 = 120.
(The factorial of an integer x! is the product of all the positive integers less than or equal to x).
You do not need to use anything other than those operations listed above - so no powers of 3, trig operations, logarithms, cube/quartic roots, etc.

'Help me form healthy habits to last a lifetime, so I can maxamize my enjoyment of life?'

'Looking for good Indian food recipes.'

'How can I become a funny writer?'

'Found a hidden webcam at work...'

'How to reduce "umms" in conversation? '
Ummmm, dunno.

'Why do people tend to gravitate more strongly towards music that was popular in their teen years? '

'How do I mitigate a bad haircut?'

'Talking Too Much: Help me stop.'

Unusual Cratering on Saturn's Dione.

Full Moondark.

The Four Suns of HD 98800.

Googie Central.
'... Back in the 50's and 60's, America was enthusiastically anticipating the future. Space travel was in and many wondered what it would be like to trade in their old automobile for a space ship, just like... The Jetsons. '

The Micronation of Redonda.
An island discovered by Columbus, laid claim to by eccentrics since.
'... That’s all there is to the official story. Its micronational history starts as Redonda was proclaimed a personal kingdom by a Matthew Dowdy Shiell in 1865. A wholly fanciful claim, which has nonetheless flourished. Currently, there are rumoured to be no less than nine claimants to the Redondan throne...'

Germany-on-the-Volga (1924-41).
'In a place far from the geographic heart of German culture, on the lower reaches of the Volga River in the southern part of European Russia, there once existed a separate republic for Russia’s Germans. The story of how these Wolgadeutsche or Russlanddeutsche (Volga-Germans or Russian Germans) came to live in Russia and later leave it again, is a now largely forgotten part of European history...'

Middletown: A Photographic History.
A small town in Orange County, NY.
The Evil Clown of Middletown. However, this Middletown is in New Jersey. A coincidence? I'll leave that up to you to decide.

Night of the Lepus.
1972 B-movie about killer rabbits - starring Janet Leigh (from 'Psycho') and DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy from 'Star Trek'). Interesting.
Poster.

Tribes and Temples in Orissa, India.
Photographs.

Abandoned Tunnels & Vast Underground Spaces.
Photographs.

Inside a Nuclear Fallout Shelter in Switzerland.

Venus and the 37 Hour Moon.
Venus and the young Moon together.

Friendly Floatees.
'The consignment, which was manufactured in China for The First Years Inc., departed from Hong Kong on a container ship destined for Tacoma, Washington. On 29 January 1992, during a storm in the North Pacific Ocean close to the International Date Line, twelve 40-foot (13.3 m) containers were washed overboard. One of these contained 29,000 Friendly Floatees, a child's bath toy which came in a number of forms: red beavers, green frogs, blue turtles and yellow ducks. At some point the container opened (possibly due to collision with other containers or the ship itself) and the Floatees were released.'
Article with photo.

Monkey!
Traditional Monkey King.

Welsh 'Coal Not Dole' Poster, 1984.

1953 Presidential Inauguration Ticket.

'New York Tribune', 1844.

Galatea.
A piece of 'interactive fiction' (fiction which is also a puzzle) in which you can interact with a representation of a living statue. There are many 'solutions'. Here are a few things you can try :- http://emshort.home.mindspring.com/cheats.htm
In the myth of Pygmalion ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_%28mythology%29 ), a sculptor created a living statue which he fell in love with.
More interactive fiction by Emily Short here : http://emshort.wordpress.com/how-to-play/

Ilunga.
This word in the Tshiluba language of the DR Congo may be one of the world's most difficult to translate simply - "a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time". On the other hand, it may not mean that at all.

Best of Flickr: Bonalu Festival, India.
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28th July


The Cloud Appreciation Society.
Clouds and cloud-related stuff. I know I linked to this one a long time ago, but the site has grown a bit since then.

The Virtual Hilltribe Museum.
Hilltribes of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China.

Glaniad: The Welsh Settlement in Patagonia.
'‘Glaniad’ (Welsh for ‘landing’) is a website which tells the story of the Welsh emigrants who settled in Patagonia, South America, during the late 19th century. Their aim was to settle in a place where they would be able to live and worship freely as Welsh people, and preserve their language and traditions.'

Painted City.
Murals in San Francisco.

Inuktikut.
'Inuktitut is the traditional oral language of Inuit in the Arctic. Spoken in Canada and Greenland, as well as in Alaska, Inuktitut and its many dialects are used by peoples from region to region, with some variations. For thousands of years, from one generation to the next, Inuit have passed on their stories and legends through the spoken word and in song. '
Photographs.

Unsealed: The Art of the Bottle Cap.
'Bottle-cap art, long a poor cousin to tramp art, quilting and other established folk crafts, is finally achieving a measure of collectable respectability. Though still a scavenger art whose modest aspirations, rough edges and obscure origins baffle the uninitiated, it is no longer strictly a sideshow inspiring only hard- core aficionados. '

Using arithmetic combinations of four 3's express the integers from 1 to 15.
You must use all four 3's for each integer.
You may combine the 3's using the arithmetic operations +,-,* (multiplication), and / (division).
You are also allowed to use sqrt (square root) (e.g. sqrt(3) ).
You are allowed to used concatenation (e.g. 33 is valid as part of an answer).
You are allowed to use factorials. For example, 3! (or factorial(3)) = 3*2*1 = 6. (The factorial of an integer x! is the product of all the positive integers less than or equal to x).
You do not need to use anything other than those listed above - so no decimal places, powers of 3, trig operations, logarithms, cube/quartic/etc. roots, etc.

'How do I become open and patient about learning new things instead of terribly angry with myself and very easily frustrated?'

'What is the total mass of the DNA in my body?'

'Help me deal with my grief over the end of Harry Potter.'

'Recommend some bed-time and weekend fiction or non-fiction reading that will keep me enthralled after a long day or a long week'.

'Approaching a stranger for whom you feel pity - good idea or lousy?'

'A close friend has accused me of stealing from her. I didn't. How do I mend this?'



'What is the shortest sentence that would highlight differences in dialects and accents in the English language?'

Cute Corner: Newborn Pandas.

Best of Flickr: Squared Circles.

Best of Flickr: Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto.

Driving from Argentina to Alaska to Asia.

Flippin, Arkansas.

Taxidermic Polar Bears.

Species Discovered This Millennium.

A Glimpse into London's Early Sewers.
'... The transcript traces more than 250 years of human misery, due largely to ignorance of the hazards of poor sanitation. Citizens, physicians, politicians, inventors and police provided vivid horror stories of "miasmas, plagues and sudden death" in the homes of London.'

Burmese Artist Htein Lin.
Prison artwork.

The Golden Age of Jazz.
1930s and 1940s photographs and jazz stories.

Chess Tactics Explained in English: A Complete Tutorial.

The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
'The World's Fair of 1904 celebrated the Centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, an event in American history having an importance secondary only to the Declaration of Independence. The Territory acquired from France by this purchase embraced all the land lying between the Mississippi River and the crest of the Rocky Mountains, and its ownership by the United States made possible the extension of the nation's boundries to the Pacific Ocean. No centennial was ever so grandly celebrated, for this Exposition was without a peer in history, and a visit within its gates was an event to be always remembered with pleasure and satisfaction by young and old alike.'

In Pictures: Life in Rural China.

Antique Autos.

Stone Inhabitants of Prague.
Statues.

The Tasmanian Wine Route.

The Trees of Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
'These pages document some of the natural beauty to be found on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. There are descriptions for more than 100 species of trees, as well as detailed maps to help you locate living examples. '

At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border.

True or False?
Why did the dinosaur cross the road? Because chickens hadn't been invented yet.
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15th July


House Made from Matches.

Extreme Japanese Custom Vans.
'Ever wondered what custom vans look like when they sprout wings? Buckle up and check out these photo links for a glimpse into the world of Japanese vanning. '

Old Ann Arbor.
Old photographs of Ann Arbor, Michigan. 'I found some old photographs in a shoe box at a yard sale in Dexter, Michigan a few years ago, and put them away until I could devote a few hours with a friend to look at them. We are sharing with you what we have found.'

Chinese Public Health Posters.

Exaggerated and Novelty Fruit Postcards.
Old postcards of giant fruit.

Images Through a Galilean Telescope.
'This website presents digital images taken through a telescope made from two 1-inch diameter singlet lenses. Such a telescope is an approximate optical replica of that used by Galileo Galilei for his epoch-making astronomical discoveries of 1609-1611. Although we have not personally had the pleasure of looking through Galileo's telescope, we believe our photographs are a close approximation to what Galileo saw. '
How to make a Galilean telescope.

Aboriginal Languages of Australia.
'There are more than 200 Australian Indigenous languages. Less than 20 languages are strong, and even these are endangered: the others have been destroyed, live in the memories of the elderly, or are being revived by their communities. This site has annotated links to 231 resources for about 80 languages. About 35% of these resources are produced or published by Indigenous people.'

The Melungeons of Appalachia.

Love in the Time of Reconciliation.
'More than a decade after the Rwandan genocide, reconciliation comes in forms not only political and diplomatic, but also artistic. Michael Kavanagh reports on a radio soap opera in Kigali - a Shakespearean love story complete with murder, thievery, a Romeo, and his Juliet.'

'How can I hold down a highly stressful job in the City of London along with a newborn baby at home? '

'What should I put in a time capsule for my daughter?'

'What is the plural of "no"? '

'Your favorite smoothie recipe?'

'I often find myself having to call my friends to hang out, rather than them calling me. I also seem to often be the last one to write when exchanging e-mails or messages with people I've known in the past...'

'What makes people interested in each other, friendship-wise and hanging-out-wise?'

'I'm looking for suggestions for a list I'm making of things that I want to enable my kids to experience while growing up. Kind of "life experiences" or education that isn't the kind of thing they'll learn or experience in school.'

'How to help a friend whose parent was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer?'

'What are some creepy things to do in Brussels, Amsterdam and London?'

'What are some essential differences between UK and American English Grammar?'

'How can I stop gossiping and repair my image?'

'How do spiders construct webs between two distant, separate points?'

'I think my son's about to tell me he's gay. I want to say the best thing possible. What is that?'

'I just found out my cousin was convicted of murdering his wife. Now what?'

'Give me some exercises for creative writing.'

'Help me learn Japanese!'

'What's the best way for an adult to learn French?'

Using arithmetic combinations of four 4's express the integers from 21 to 30.
You must use all four 4's for each integer.
You may combine the 4's using the arithmetic operations +,-,* (multiplication), and / (division).
You are also allowed to use sqrt (square root) (e.g. sqrt(4) ).
You are allowed to used concatenation (e.g. 44 is valid as part of an answer).
You are allowed to use factorials. For example, 4! (or factorial(4)) = 4*3*2*1 = 24. (The factorial of an integer x! is the product of all the positive integers less than or equal to x).
You do not need to use anything other than those listed above - so no decimal places, powers of 4, trig operations, logarithms, cube/quartic/etc. roots, etc.

Matthew Parris: The Kerguelen Columns.
'The Times's parliamentary sketch writer and columnist Matthew Parris first confessed his childhood dream of living on the south Indian Ocean island of Kerguelen in this newspaper six years ago. On August 6 he left the island after a six-month stay there. Gathered here are the columns he has written about or from the island for The Times'.

Abandoned Places Flickr Pool.

Gallery of Fluid Dynamics.
'One of the most attractive features of fluid mechanics is the beauty of the flows one encounters. Whether one is observing vortex streets, the potential flow around an airfoil or body, shock refraction or diffraction, or waves breaking on a beach the aesthetic appeal of fluid mechanics is impossible to deny. '

When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood.
'These pictures, selected from among thousands of images in the Prints and Photographs Collections of the Library of Congress, capture the experience of childhood as it is connected across time, different cultures, and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds...'

Jonas Hallgrimsson Iceland Map.
Interactive map of Iceland with links to poems and illustrations about each place. 'This map provides direct links to a number of poems by Jónas Hallgrímsson that are intimately connected with particular Icelandic locales. '

Architecture of Bywater, New Orleans.
'Bywater is an urban area of approximately 120 squares (blocks) with a mixed residential and commercial character. It began in the early nineteenth century as a Creole, downriver, suburb of the original City of New Orleans. Settlers included Creoles, "free persons of color", Germans, Irish, and later on Italian immigrants. These settlers gave Bywater a distinctively Creole look that contrasts with the American settled areas of uptown...'

Vietnam Propaganda Posters.

1796 Map of Queretaro, Mexico.

Who's Absent? Is it YOU?
World War I recruiting poster featuring John Bull.

Atanarjuat.
'Atanarjuat was the first feature film ever to be written, directed and acted entirely in Inuktitut, the language of Canada's Inuit people. Set in the ancient past, the film retells an Inuit legend passed down through centuries of oral tradition. In a community already split by rivalry and lust for power, an evil shaman arrives to redouble the pain by committing a murder and placing a curse. The curse plays out through the lives of the characters, until spiritual forces and raw human courage begin the process of healing, growth, and confrontation.'

Zenzizenzizenzic.
An interesting word which means the eighth power of a number.

The Prime Game.
'Ask a friend to write down a prime number. Bet them that you can always strike out 0 or more digits to get one of the following 26 primes...'

Knitting Blogs.

Medical History of British India.

Dore's Illustrations to the 'Divine Comedy'.
Imagining Hell.
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8th July


The Upsidedown Map Page.
Maps with the southern hemisphere on top.

Decorated Buses in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Gallery of Vintage Chinese Firecrackers.

Vintage Las Vegas Postcards.

The British Lawnmower Museum.
The world of lawnmowers and lawnmower racing.

Stereoscopic Views of Early San Diego.
Old photographs. 'Stereoscope viewcards were very popular at the turn of the century-an early attempt to create "virtual reality" from photographs. The third dimension brings into focus aspects of the image previously unnoticed. '

Photographs of Paris Windows.


Gallery of Fading Wall Advertisements in Stoke-on-Trent.

Santa Monica Apartment Names.
'There are the ugliest darn apartment buildings around here, all built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Many of them have one outstanding characteristic, name placards that conjure up images of the Rivira, Mediterranean, Palm Beach and other romantic beach communities of the world. I guess Santa Monica should be on that list as well.'

Schools in Chechnya.
Photographs.

Gothic Lolita.
Japanese street fashion.

Subway Signage in Chicago.

Native Languages of the Americas.
Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages.

Using arithmetic combinations of four 4's express the integers from 11 to 20.
You must use all four 4's for each integer.
You may combine the 4's using the arithmetic operations +,-,* (multiplication), and / (division).
You are also allowed to use sqrt (square root) (e.g. sqrt(4) ).
You are allowed to used concatenation (e.g. 44 is valid as part of an answer).
You are allowed to use factorials. For example, 4! (or factorial(4)) = 4*3*2*1 = 24. (The factorial of an integer x! is the product of all the positive integers less than or equal to x).
You do not need to use anything other than those listed above - so no decimal places, powers of 4, trig operations, logarithms, cube/quartic/etc. roots, etc.

'What's the funniest joke that doesn't involve making fun of anyone?'

'How can I learn to be scathingly witty?'

'What are some really good, really realistic and personal love stories in classic literature?'
My recommendations :-
'Spring Snow' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Snow - by Yukio Mishima.
'The Tale of Beren and Luthien' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beren_and_L%C3%BAthien - from 'The Silmarillion'.

'How would I go about saying "You're my queen, and I love you" in Punjabi?'

'I've decided to write down 52 challenges for myself and to give myself one week for each of them, making up a year. Right now, I'm at 31. Help me think of more!'

'How can a deaf person communicate with a blind person?

'Is there enough food on Earth to feed every person on Earth?'
Yes.

'Help me find the perfect book(s) to make my summer complete.'

New Mexico Churches and Religious Icons.

Across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
Travelogue with photographs.

Modern Slavery.
'Slavery exists today despite the fact that it is banned in most of the countries where it is practised. '

Eugene Atget's Photographs of Paris.
'Eugène Atget never called himself a photographer; instead he preferred "author-producer." A private, almost reclusive man, Atget first tried his hand at painting and acting, then began to photograph vieux Paris (Old Paris) in 1888. He photographed in part to create "documents," as he called his photographs, of architecture and urban views, but he supported himself by selling these photographs to painters as studies...'

The Remarkable U Nyo Lay.
Disabled Burmese artist who paints the insides of glass bottles.

Antique Maps of Iceland.

At the Edge of Victoria Crater on Mars.

Flaneur.
One who wanders the city (usually alone) to experience it. A noble occupation.

Graffiti Photo Galleries.

Photos of Robots.

Frugal for Life.
Tips on living the simple life.

Downtown Los Angeles Homeless Map.

36 Views of Mount Fuji.
Japanese prints.

Euclid's 'Elements'.
'I'm creating this version of Euclid's Elements for a couple of reasons. The main one is to rekindle an interest in the Elements, and the web is a great way to do that. Another reason is to show how Java applets can be used to illustrate geometry. That also helps to bring the Elements alive. '

The Green Man.

True or False?
There are two kinds of people - people that generalise, and people that don't.

Beautiful Green.
link

1st July


How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers.
'This is a book which belonged to my great-grandmother that I have enjoyed since childhood. I noticed the copyright had expired in the US, so I scanned it in so everyone can read it. '

Binary Marble Adding Machine.

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.
'... actually composed of 118 splendid woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Toyko, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art. In order to protect these very special prints, the Museum can only physically display them periodically, but they are presented here in this ongoing online exhibition. '

Thomas Jefferson's Fossil Collection.

The Buddha Project.
Wanted: 1000 photographs of Gautama and other Buddhas past and future.

Postcards of the Great War.

Sundials.
How to set up a sundial etc.

Krazy Kids Items.
Vintage products for kids.

The Panda Crossing.
Not quite like a zebra crossing.

Using arithmetic combinations of four 4's express the numbers from 1 to 10.
You must use all four 4's for each number.
You may combine the 4's using the arithmetic operations +, -, * (multiplication) and / (division).
You are also allowed to use sqrt (square root) (e.g. sqrt(4) ). You do not need to use concatenation (e.g. 44), decimal places (e.g. 4.4), factorials (e.g. 4!), or trig functions such as sin or cos.

'What are some good, unholy, "scripture"-like quotes I can use as an email signature?'

'What do you do with your life if you never get married or have kids?'

'What are some good, somewhat dirty jokes suitable for telling to my Grandma?'

'Why do we sleep?'

'Some knuckle-dragging, hot-dog eating dufus at work thinks it's okay to yell at me.'

How to deal with threatening spam.

The Antikamnia Chemical Company.
'After beginning his working life as a printer's apprentice, Louis Crucius (or Crusius) completed the necessary requirements to graduate as a pharmacist in 1882 and a doctor in 1890 in St Louis, Missouri. While he was studying he worked in a pharmacy and made humorous sketches that were placed in the window of the store. A collection of these drawings was published in 1893 ('Funny Bones')...'

East African Photographs 1860-1960.
'Assembled by the British collector Humphrey Winterton over about 30 years, the collection depicts the breadth of African experience, documents African life, European life in Africa in all its manifestations and the African landscape, in particular as it changed over time. Included are photographs showing the building of East Africa’s railways, the growth of its urban centers and the development of European colonial administration. The photographs extensively document rural life as well as the travels and work of European colonial officials and private businessmen. '

Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home (1922).
Manners maketh man.

Azurite on Malachite.

My Russian Disenchantment.

Two Tibetans.

Princess from Varkala.

Simon Haendel's Stammbuch.
'... The entries appear to have been compiled in the 1590s and the handwritten greetings that I read from a quick review (I've had these images for ages) are all in latin. The thing I remember that caught my eye was the vignette showing people being stuffed into what looks like a grinder. (4th from top) That is really weird. Unless it's meant to be a doll factory or??...'

Conrad Martens Sketchbooks.
An artist on the 'Beagle'.
'The Beagle, accompanied by the rescue ship Adventure, finally left Montevideo on 6 December 1833, reaching Port Desire on the Patagonian coast by Christmas. In the first half of 1834 the Beagle visited Port St Julian, Port Famine, Tierra del Fuego, and Port Louis on East Falkland Island. In Tierra del Fuego, Martens drew Jemmy Button, a young Fuegian educated in England by FitzRoy, and of interest to the Beagle naturalist, Charles Darwin, in the context of differences between `primitive' and `civilised' human peoples...'

Sitio Conte.
'The University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives presents the archaeological records of the Museum's 1940 expedition to Sitio Conte, Panama. The excavation uncovered a Pre-Columbian cemetery dating to ca. AD 450-900, containing fabulous gold work and beautiful painted pottery. '
'This web site allows you access to these artifacts as well as all the field notes, letters, and photographs. '

Rye and Camber Sands.
'Photographs from the beautiful medieval town of Rye and the seaside resort of Camber Sands in Sussex, England. '

Rhode Island in Old Postcards.

History of Tristan da Cunha.

Penny Pinching.
Saving money and simple living.

Bad Spock Drawings.
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