Community singing doesn't need bureaucracy | Music... →
Shirley Dent: Watching a choir sing in China reminded me what community arts really are - unplanned, spontaneous and genuine gatherings of people…
Gaiman to write Batman & other things
Some interesting tidbits from Comic-Con via misterpeace Morrison & Way panel Gerard talks UMBRELLA ACADEMY 2 Gaiman to write BATMAN. He also mentions it in a post on his blog.
Plods say it's OK for them give out your DNA | The... →
shadowfirebird: ‘The Liberal Democrats said a series of Freedom of Information requests have revealed that the NPIA has approved 25 applications for research projects using DNA profiles from the DNA database. It said that five came from private companies, with three from LGC and two from Orchid Cellmark, and that no one whose DNA is being used in these projects had given their consent....
Convert Youtube and Myspace Videos to MP3 →
joelaz: If you ever wanted an MP3 of a music video you watched on YouTube, this tool might come in handy. Just copy the URL for any YouTube or MySpace video, paste it into this tool, and it will generate an MP3 that you can download.
Massive Cajones →
Map of Religious Expansion →
onemoretimewithfeeling: See 5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds.
Finally, we Brits are getting a summer
Ok, it might only be a two-day summer but I am loving the sun right now. All you people that moan about being too hot, just shut up now or I will hunt you down & kill you when the rain returns. It’s so hot, I am digging things out of the wardrobe that I hardly get to wear (I obviously live in the wrong country). However, it does mean it’s probably time I shaved my legs - only if...
I Wouldn’t Fear This is a tune I wrote...
Drunk women force plane to make emergency landing →
I just finished working on a youth radio project that included three girls of Somali descent who had a lot to say about culture & religion. One of the things they were keen to talk about was the difference between people of different cultures who share the same faith. They were also keen to dispel stereotypes, saying that “not all white people are alcoholics”. It makes you...
New Zealand girl changes bizarre name - RTÉ News →
travors: A New Zealand judge has ordered a name change for an embarrassed nine-year-old girl called ‘Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii’.
Afternoon Tea - Åsa Dahlbäck Design →
Afternoon tea is the name of this pattern for textile. The Humboldt penguin is an extremely social creature who loves big gatherings with a loud atmosphere.
Lost in Space |Fortean Times UK →
shadowfirebird: ‘There are those who believe that somewhere in the vast blackness of space, about nine billion miles from the Sun, the first human is about to cross the boundary of our Solar System into interstellar space. His body, perfectly preserved, is frozen at –270 degrees C (–454ºF); his tiny capsule has been silently sailing away from the Earth at 18,000 mph (29,000km/h) for the last 45...