Sunday, March 25, 2007

Lazy linking - mostly photos edition

I've come across a few interesting sites, which I thought I'd share with the rest of you.

Via Readerville: 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World. Of course, such lists are always subjective, and I would personally have included the Joshua Trees on the list, but still worth reading. There are some amazing photos of the trees.
Of the trees on the list, I've only seen the Baobab trees in Australia.

The list links to an Wikipedia entry of famous trees, which includes some that should interest Orac: the forest swastika. There are also some that might interest the rest of us though.

Also via Readerville, Shorpy - the 100-Year-Old Photo Blog. The age refers to the age of the photos, not the blog. Make sure to click on the description of the blog's namesake.
From the Shorpy blog, there is a link on to Patent Room, which describes its content thus: "Patent illustrations from the 19th and early 20th centuries."

From somewhere or other: Weight Watchers recipe cards from 1974.

People are aware of Grrlscientist's image of the day, right? I think my favorite so far is A Handful of Baby Crocodiles

Boing Boing have some posts with pictures of homeowner holdouts (people who refuse to sell their homes when their area is being developed): post 1, post 2 and post 3.

Via Martin, I came to The Silent The Complete - Modern Ruins in Finland.

Other links that might be of interest:
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

And yes, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection is there.

Got wavs? - movie quotes in wav and mp3 format.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834

A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

The Paris Review Interview Archive


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