Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tolkien's anarcho-monarchism at work

New single seat VW

This is not a toy, not a concept car. It is a newly developed single seat car in highly aerodynamic tear-shape road-proven real car. It is ready to be launched as a single-seater for sale in Shanghai in 2010 for a mere RMB 4,000 (US$600)!

Interested? Wait till you learn that it will cruise at 100-120 Km/Hr with an unbelievable 0.99litre/100Km (258 miles/gallon)!

Impressed? Totally, after you have read all the details below about the hi-tech and space-age material input into this car!

The Most Economic Car in the World will be on sale next year.

from Amazing News
more at Serious Wheels
h/t
Neeka305

Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Sutton Hoo photographs unearthed


It’s like stepping back in time. The Sutton Hoo Visitors Centre has unearthed a host of new, historically important treasures.

Like the original ship burial, this remarkable find has laid unseen and forgotten for a long time. Tucked away in a dusty storeroom were a couple of fairly nondescript cardboard boxes.

Inside these unprepossessing packages were a photographic treasure trove which sheds new light on the discovery and the excavation of the Sutton Hoo ship burial.

Inside the boxes were more than 400 photographs taken during the summer of 1939 by two visiting school teachers Barbara Wagstaff and Mercie Lack.

It is believed that they had contacts with The British Museum which is why they were given access to the site but very little is known about them.

They took more than 400, highly detailed photographs of the dig – far more than the 29 official shots taken by the British Museum photographer.

More photos and the rest of the story.

h/t
Archaeology in Europe

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

shootout

One person was killed and two injured as bank staff and clients pulled guns on each other in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan.

“A row that broke out while the director of the bank was seeing clients ended up with a shootout,” a police spokesman told RIA Novosti.

h/t
Jungle Trader

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Councilman Calls Cops on Kids Selling Cupcakes

"The police officer was extremely pleasant. He said he was sorry to have to do this, but that he was following up on a report filed over the phone by a Town Board member," said Suzanne DeMarchis, Andrew's mother, who was called to the scene. "Kevin was so upset, he was crying all the whole way home. He was worried if he was going to get arrested or have a criminal record."

"I am shocked and sad for the boys. It was such a great idea, and they worked hard at it," said Laura Graff, Kevin's mother. "But then some Town Board member decided to get on his high horse and wreck their dreams."

h/t
Brumar89

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cossack art

The Zaporozhian Cossacks Reply to the Sultan of Turkey

enlarged view

Quantitative Easing Explained

Thursday, November 4, 2010