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On the Gradual Diminution of the Human Head

by F.F. Tuckett and Dr. Beddoe, F.R.S. [Originally published in Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists’ Society, New Series, vol. 3, part 3, 1882. Thanks to Desmond T. Donovan for bringing it to our attention.] Mr. Tuckett’s attention had first been directed to the subject of his communication by a remark made to him some time ago by [...]

The Late Movies: Pipe Organ Pop

A pipe organ sounds so important, so majestic, so …big. It was meant for big songs. Rock Around the Clock Recorded at the Nathanaelchurch in Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany. * Jump Van Halen’s classic from 1984. * Star Wars Overture On the grand pipe organ at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. * Star Wars Throne Scene Music This song has become a staple of wedding processionals in recent [...]

Geometric Tape Floor by Jim Lambie

The trippy floor above was made by Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie, who applied strips of vinyl tape by hand over a period of several weeks. Check out the gallery over at Walyou: Link 

The Bennie Railplane

This mass-transit railway was a propeller-driven train suspended beneath a monorail in Glasgow, Scotland. The test track for the Bennie Railplane was built in the 1930s, but the system was never implemented wider because of the economic difficulties of the time. See more pictures at Dark Roasted Blend. Link -via the Presurfer

DRB Pic of the Day: Propeller-driven "The Bennie Railplane"

“PIC OF THE DAY” Link Still hanging there in the 1950s, rusted and abandoned… We wrote about the Bennie Monorail System in Glasgow, Scotland before, see our One Track Wonders: Early Monorails article. But since then, better pictures have been discovered and more information has come to light, so we have to [...]

Princess Diana’s ghost filmed in church

A video taken by tourists in a Glasgow church is thought to show the ghost of the late Princess Diana. The footage taken inside the church shows the s…

TARDIS Cafe

Where do Whovians go for a cup of coffee across space and time? Why, the TARDIS Cafe, of course! There’s even a charming short film featuring the quirky Glasgow cafe Cappuccino Police. Via Hello, I’m the Doctor See more neat Doctor Who items over at the NeatoShop.

10 Places With Strange Names (and How They Got Them)

What’s in a (bizarre) name? Here are ten strangely named places and the stories, legends and theories about their origins. 1. Santa Claus, Indiana In 1854, a group of pioneers settled in southwest Indiana and established a small town called Santa Fe. But when they applied to get a post office two years later, they were turned [...]

Solar Powered Soldiers

The UK’s Ministry of Defense has issued a research grant to develop solar energy collectors that could be incorporated into the standard gear of infantry troops. It’s hoped that such equipment would reduce the weight of batteries that soldiers need to carry: “Infantry need electricity for weapons, radios, global positioning systems and many other vital pieces [...]