Thursday, July 06, 2006

Resonance shapes.

I came across this video of the shapes that sounds make, just a few days after reading about them in Fortean Times. It seems that someone reckons that the decoration of some of the sculptures in Rosslyn Chapel are a musical code. He's even tried to match the patterns to the sounds that might have been made by instruments of the day, and from their position, compose a tune. His plan is to play the music in the chapel, and hope that the resonances release a stone that will open some sort of secret chamber holding god knows what inside, the head of John the Baptist or something.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

As good as John Redwood singing.

This is taken from an interview with An American congressman who co-sponsored a bill to force all public buildings and courts to have the ten commandments on display. Towards the end of the interview he is asked to name them, and falls flat on his face. Priceless.

Tour de France LIVE Tracker - Google Maps

Tour de France LIVE Tracker - Google Maps

Now this is a brilliant idea. A google maps page that tracks the Tour de France, and shows you where the riders are in real time. Todays stage starts in 1 hour 45 minutes time, and I can't wait to see how it works.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

A Bournemouth balloon fiesta.

Although moving has deprived us of the annual disappointment of the Cutteslowe Park Balloon Fiesta, thanks to the summer fete at Freddie's school, we had our own version.

There were about 500 balloons in the race, and the idea is, that each one has a ticket on it, with the address of the school, and if the ticket doesn't fall off your balloon, and if it lands where someone finds it, and if they bother to send it back saying where it had landed, then you stand a chance of winning a prize. Probably a balloon.

FRONTLINE/WORLD . Iraq - Saddam's Road to Hell - A journey into the killing fields . PBS

FRONTLINE/WORLD . Iraq - Saddam's Road to Hell - A journey into the killing fields . PBS

This is a documentary about Saddam Husseins mass murder of around 8000 Kurds. For some reason Channel 4 have refused to screen the film, but luckily for us, it's been made available by