Thursday, April 24, 2008

Round Up

Interesting Presidential trivia.

Forvo-all the words of the world pronounced. I have been waiting so long for a site like this.

A Ghostbike is a junker bike that has been painted stark white and afixed to the site where a cyclist has been hit or killed by a car driver. Ghostbikes are intended to be memorials for the fallen.

33 of the most intricate and realistic Lego creations.

25 useful social networking tools for librarians.

The best copyright-free photo libraries.

Record-breaking Mentos and Coke explosions.

Malaria No More is an inclusive, grass-roots movement to fight the outbreak and spread of malaria. The groups mission is to end deaths due to malaria. The facts are mind boggling: 1 million people die each year from malaria and 3000 children die every day. Friday, April 25th is World Malaria Day.

What will they think of next? Gourmet-scented pencils-smencils.

Yes, there is a National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). And yes, there is Dial-A-Buoy.

Apparently one can sell just about anything. Linda Katz sells tumbleweeds. Here is another article about the enterprising Ms. Katz.

Greenpeace and have blogs.Smithsonian Libraries

. A forecasting umbrella. This umbrella uses WI-FI technology to retrieve forcasts.

An article about Ruth Kedar the designer of the Google logo.

Someone collects Soviet lemonade labels.

Flickr has video.

"I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators—they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?" —Barbra Streisand

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