Friday, May 30, 2008

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Top 10 Ways to Show Teachers Your Appreciation. Even ex-students can do some of these things.

Everything you need to know about film can be learned in ten minutes. Director Robert Rodriguez gives students tips on becoming a filmmaker.

Atractaspis are also called mole vipers, burrowing asps, burrowing adders, stiletto snakes, or side-stabbing snakes. They can bite without opening their mouths!

You have to wonder what they were thinking, but I suppose there are places in the world where you can get in more trouble for shooting pictures than for aiming a gun. Oobject has a collection of 14 cameras that look just like guns. (via J-Walk Blog)

Mommy’s Home.

Blogging--It's Good for You. Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery.

Brutal New York - 1965/95. It’s part of the collection American Pictures by Danish photographer Jacob Holdt. (via Metafilter)

Pneumatic tubes carried mail through New York City from 1897 to 1953. Books in at least two libraries are still delivered that way. And once, even a cat was sent through the tubes!

The Prelinger Archive, a repository of advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films. A truly historical treasure on the internet.

There’s no information about here they are, but here are pictures of seven bus shelters I wouldn’t mind waiting in. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

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