Archive for July, 2010

Potatoes

July 30, 2010

This week in 1586, potatoes arrived in Britain from modern-day Columbia. Here is a page all about them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato

Thai Language Day

July 29, 2010

สวัสดี คุณพูดภาษาไทย? If not then don’t worry as today is Thai Language Day (or วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_language

Ólavsøka

July 28, 2010

Hej fra Færøerne! Hello from the Faroe Islands!

This week marks the Ólavsøka festival when the Parliament is opened on St Olav’s day. There are also sporting events such as rowing competitions, art exhibitions and folk music.

Here’s some further information about the festival:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93lavs%C3%B8ka

And should you wish to visit the Faroe Islands:

http://www.visitfaroeislands.com/

Happy 70th Birthday, Bugs Bunny

July 27, 2010

On 27th July 1940, Bugs Bunny made his debut in the film ‘A Wild Hare’. Here is some information about him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny

Dysarticulate

July 26, 2010

Here is an initiative to coincide with the 2012 Olympics:

http://www.port.ac.uk/special/creativecampusinitiative/projects/orderthings17/dysarticulate/

Life After Death by Powerpoint 2010

July 23, 2010

This comedian nicely demonstrates how not to use PowerPoint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=KbSPPFYxx3o&feature=related

Waterscape

July 22, 2010

TOTD will soon be off for a week on the Grand Union Canal. If you’re interested in Britain’s canals and rivers then here’s a site to get you going.

http://www.waterscape.com/

If you fancy building and operating your own lock then try this game (it’s an American site, so some of the terminology is different to our, e.g. wickets instead of paddles).

http://www.canals.org/games/Lockpuzzle/Lock_Puzzle_x768_1_8.html

Dispatchwork

July 21, 2010

We haven’t done anything on Lego for, oooh, about three weeks. If there are bits falling off your house then this might inspire you.

http://www.dispatchwork.info/bocchignano-1/

[Thanks to LJ for this suggestion]

Multicolr Search Lab

July 20, 2010

Looking for images that share the same colours? You can choose up to 10 colours from a palette of 120 different shades using Multicolr Search Lab and then select from millions of Flickr’s Creative Commons images to find ones that share the same colours.

http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr

[Thanks to reden for this suggestion]

British Grand Prix

July 8, 2010

This weekend sees the Grand Prix circus arrive at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. You can see coverage on the BBC but if you want indepth news, information and up to the minute stats then check out

www.formula1.com