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Here you'll find profiles of infamous crimes and criminals, and how forensic
science helps to solve crimes.
The Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus, dog-headed pouched-dog) is a large
carnivorous marsupial now believed to be extinct.
In 1999 the Australian Museum decided to explore the
possibilitiy of cloning the Thylacine using the specimen in their possession.
The website of the Hungarian Tourism Board, this is a great resource for
the history and culture of Hungary, a list of Hungarian thermal spas,
and suggested travel itineraries.
50 Worst Hairstyles of All-Time
It is said that hair makes the man, and certainly women go to amazing
lengths to find a style that will at once enhance their looks and set
them apart from other women. Sometimes the pressure and lengths traveled
lead to styles and cuts that are just plain terrible. From the old standbys
of ugliness like, The Mullet and Comb-Over to new additions to the bad
hair lexicon like, The Career Terminator and The Gangsta Pimp- they are
all here. We hope you enjoy our list of the 50 Worst Hairstyles of All-Time.
Grohe Murals and Design
Working in cooperation with architects, designers, art commissions and
community representatives, Eric Grohe creates mural art that transforms
the environment and communities as well. He believes that his art should
involve, challenge and inspire the viewer; not simply adorn, but integrate
with its architectural surroundings.
The Arcadia Bell Collection
The Arcadia Bell collection of cigarette papers has been accumulated,
on and off, over the past 20 years. The collection is not as extensive
as many others but may be the first to be uploaded onto the WWW. Many
of the papers are common and probably of no interest to anyone but still
included for the sake of completion.
Pictures of the inside and outside og the famous pyramids, Egyptian museums
and treasures. Almost as good as being there in person, but cooler.
A skull is a machine — one designed by nature nearly 500 million
years ago to protect the brain and sensory organs in vertebrate animals.
A model of mechanical efficiency, each of the skull’s features is
built to support specific functions, including food procurement and processing,
optimal sensory intake, and impact absorption. Based on the architecture
of an animal’s skull, scientists can deduce many of its dietary
and social patterns.
Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books
Over 680 images scanned from old books, most with multiple high-resolution
versions. Pictures of ruined castles, deserted abbeys, old manor houses,
mansions and stately homes; also engravings, woodcuts and pictures of
Old England and Wales scanned, prepared and published by Liam Quin.
One day 36 years ago, Nek Chand, a humble transport official in the north
Indian city of Chandigarh, began to clear a little patch of jungle to
make himself a small garden area. He set stones around the little clearing
and before long had sculpted a few figures recycled from materials he
found at hand. Gradually Nek Chand's creation developed and grew; before
long it covered several acres and comprised of hundreds of sculptures
set in a series of interlinking courtyards.
by John Hart
Supposedly, all the millions of hamsters that have been kept as pets are
descended from one single pregnant animal, which was trapped near Aleppo,
Syria, in 1930. Researching this story lead John Hart on an informative,
entertaining, and insightful adventure in Aleppo and the surrounding countryside.
He cautions that the Syrians are friendly, "So many people invite
you for coffee or tea that after a few days you start to suffer from severe
House, England ~ the home of the Earl of Pembroke
Unwrap over 460 years of history at Wilton House, where you will experience
living history at its very best.
Take time to uncover its secrets as you wander through its magnificent
rooms, marvel at its architecture, soak in its fine paintings or be swept
off your feet by its spectacular gardens.
Hair Days In Ancient Egypt
There was probably no better time for hair than in ancient Egypt. You
could dye it, cut it, braid it, shave it, weave charms into it—and
then there were the wigs—of countless designs. The ancient Egyptians--
both men and women--were known for hating facial and body hair and used
all kinds of shaving implements to get rid of it. But hair on the head?
They loved it—and had so many ways of showing it.
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dumbest rules in sports
Every sport has silly rules, official commandments and unwritten customs
that are annoying, unnecessary and just plain dumb. To wit: Why can't
the ground cause a fumble? Why is the college 3-point line so darn close?
What follows are some of Page 2's athletic pet peeves, along with suggestions
to make things better.
History of Eating Utensils
The Department of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences houses
the Rietz Food Technology Collection. Containing over 1,400 items, this
collection was assembled by Carl Austin Rietz, an inventor and businessman
in the food industry. His interest in the industry led him on travels
around the world to collect objects used in the production, processing,
storage, presentation, preparation, and serving of food.
Some amusing videos:
dog rides a bike (via)
can't wait until 2008
whisky for me
Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
The Ming and Qing imperial tombs are natural sites modified by human influence,
carefully chosen according to the principles of geomancy (Fengshui) to
house numerous buildings of traditional architectural design and decoration.
They illustrate the continuity over five centuries of a world view and
concept of power specific to feudal China.
Garden of Ninfa, Italy
This is the story of one of Italy's most beautiful gardens - how it almost
disappeared and was rescued by women of three successive generations who
fell in love with it. It's also the story of a man who was chosen as a
boy to guide the garden into the future.
In the beginning, it wasn't a garden at all. Instead,
Ninfa was a town, one that has been referred to as the medieval Pompeii.
Official Website of the British Monarchy
Dating back over ten centuries, the Monarchy plays an important role in
the UK and Commonwealth. This web site provides information on the work
of The Queen in modern society, biographies of the Royal Family, a history
of kings and queens through the ages, background on Royal residences and
art collections, and coverage of recent Royal events.
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