I don’t think we’ve covered this blog/cartoon strip before – so now would be a good time to mention it:
Archive for September, 2008
Thanks (I think) to our contributor who offers the following:
This one is about illiterate cats [cats that can’t spell, that is]
Some of the best ones are not on the front page so look through…..
Swiss pilot Yves Rossy has successfully become the first person to fly across the English Channel using a jet-powered fixed wing.
To infinity and beyond!
The Cerne Abbas Giant isn’t exactly known for his modesty, but lately he’s been fading into the background. Thankfully a team of volunteers have been helping the old giant out buy giving him a major makeover. This timelapse video shows how the 180ft figure was returned to his full glory.
For more on the history of this ancient fertility symbol check out
Yesterday we recommended an application that put the whole universe on your computer. Today we’re focusing are virtual telescope at our Moon.
Here you’ll find a collection of lunar maps and charts that tell the story of the Apollo moon landings. This site really brings the moon landings to life.
TOTD has always had a secret desire to own a telescope. Unfortunately cost has always prevented it. Now, however, you can have a virtual telescope on your computer.
Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope uses imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes to allow you to seemlessly explore the universe.
This truly is a fascinating application, it’s easy to get lost in time and space.
Ever wanted to know the coolest way to lace up and tie your shoe laces? Here you can show that your down with the kids by lacing your converses in the trendest new ways.
TOTD started last year just too late to cover this, but don’t miss it:
and well done to Brighton University who appear to be celebrating in style although not publically it would appear:
Stratford, of course, is only just a day trip from Portsmouth, so the early hours return to the city reminded TOTD of Professor Russell Foster and his work on body rhythms and cycles.
Probably best to start with his book:
Rhythms of life : the biological clocks that control the daily lives of every living thing. London: Profile, 2004- which you can find on the Ground Floor of the Library at: 574.191/FOS
But if we’re not local you could also try:
Weekend lie-in fails to make up for long hours in the week:
Teenagers aren’t lazy… they’re simply saving their energy for later in the day
and perhaps most worryingly:
The Time of Your Life