Archive for November, 2010

Portsmouth poems

November 30, 2010

New here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/hampshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_9193000/9193148.stm

about a new collection of poems about our home city.

As wells as The News printing some, you can hear some here:http://www.expressfm.com/ (search for ‘poems’).

Gandalf goes to the world cup

November 29, 2010

This is a great deal of fun – but the technical excellence is something to behold as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B2LPxggvqY

Thanks to E for sending this in.

Keepcalm-o-matic

November 25, 2010

Unless you’ve been living on another planet, you will certainly have seen the famous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster that has taken the UK by storm. In fact an example can now be found in most workplaces including ours.

Now you can make your own with the Keepcalm-o-matic allowing you to customise the poster with your own pithy saying.

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/

We’ve had a go and created

Would love to see what you can come up with!!!

LEGO on Film

November 23, 2010

With the new Harry Potter film out now at cinemas, TOTD would like to pay tribute to the famous wizard through the media of LEGO…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoyvinmayvin/5172081523/

We would also like to suggest that you check out the rest of Profound Whatever’s photostream. His LEGO tributes to popular culture are both funny and clever – we particularly like the American Beauty and The Exocist tributes.

 

Life in a Day

November 22, 2010

Ridley Scott has created a historic cinematic experiment. Life in a Day is an attempt to document one day on Earth. On the 24th July 2010 people where asked to record their lives and upload their video to YouTube. There were 80,000 submissions and the best are now being editied into a documentry film. You can check out the video’s and see how the editing is going on the Life in a Day YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/lifeinaday

 

 

200 students

November 19, 2010

200 students have admitted cheating after a Professor’s online rant goes viral:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/8140456/200-students-admit-cheating-after-professors-online-rant.html

How the Cat got the Cream

November 18, 2010

Have you ever wondered how cats are able to drink the way they do? Well, some researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have found the answer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11717510

International Day for Tolerance

November 17, 2010

This is a UN initiative to promote tolerance throughout member states:

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/tolerance/

Eid

November 16, 2010

Today marks the beginning of the four-day Eid holiday in Islam. Here is some more information from the BBC Website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/holydays/eiduladha.shtml

عيد سعيد للجميع

Time Travel – Caught on Film?

November 15, 2010

Recently a film-maker from Belfast noticed something interesting in Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film The Circus. If you watch the following film carefully, you may find a person talking on what appears to be a mobile phone:

http://www.youtube.com/yellowfeverbelfast

Is it a mobile phone or an early hearing device, as some people have suggested? Let us know what you think.