Houston, we have a (weight) problem…

The BBC reports that “Buzz” Aldrin was the first person the officially enter the new Grand Canyon Skywalk.

The BBC article states that the Skywalk structure is capable of supporting a weight of 35,000 tons – but that only 120 people can be within it at any one time… welcome to the world of the 300 ton American! 😀

Don’t believe the truth

Well, what would you think? 🙂


FBI Asylum Pizza []. Mmmmmm… pizza.

Maths quotes

100 sit-ups

There’s more great comic strips like this at Matthias Beck‘s homepage [].

What’s the internet for, again?

Ah, the genius of combining two of the best uses of the ‘net in one place [] 😉

If you’ve not already been to see it, Avenue Q is truly excellent 🙂

(And bridging a neat gap between this post and the previous, apparently “Nobody knows how to spell “bestiality”“! [])

spásh∂l lít'∂r-∂-sé

There’s a great website at Spatial Literacy where such things as the distribution of surnames or internet usage by postcode can be looked-up.


(And take a guess at how many people, out of an office of 11 working in the High-Tech industry, were able to spell this URL right first time…


… and guess how many different variations of the word “spatial” there were :))

Usability guidelines

Carole: “Those headphones can be a pain in the arse!”
Richard: “If they’re a pain in the arse, Carole, you’re probably not wearing them in the right place

Carole: “Glasses can be a pain in the arse too…”
Richard: “I refer you to my previous comment about headphones!

Protecting National Monuments

San Francisco Hires Nude Women To Protect Golden Gate Bridge [].