October 30, 2009

What's Your Favorite Internet's Phenomena?

Do you remember some of those classic and strange internet "phenomena" from recent and past years? How about "All Your Base Belongs To Us? The Dancing Baby? The Caramelldansen? [The Prison] Thriller? Don't Taze Me, Bro! The Hampster Dance? and Bert is Evil? Badger Badger Badger? lonelygirl15? How about the Flying Spaghetti Monster website? If you are looking for a little internet nostalgia you may find a few memories here.

The author of this article describes his post: "This is a list of phenomena specific to the Internet, such as popular themes and catchphrases, viral videos, amateur celebrities and more. Such fads and sensations grow rapidly on the Internet because its instant communication facilitates word of mouth. The search and rating features of sites like YouTube and Google then amplify this interest."

One of my favorite phenomena here is the image of the Crasher Squirrel.

List Of Internet Phenomena

By the way, did you know that the "Dancing Baby" has it's own site after all these years?

Dancing Baby

On top is a screen shot of the Hamster Dance.

October 29, 2009

A Jigsaw Puzzle From The Past

This is fascinating. I was not aware that there were jigsaw puzzles during the 19th century. I've always thought children didn't really have many games besides balls and things of that nature. I have been doing jig saw puzzles since Kindergarten and to see such old puzzles was amazing to me. An excerpt from the Bob Armstrong Old Jigsaw Puzzles site: "Puzzles made in the 19th century were cut by hand from solid wood or a thin veneer or press board, with coping saws, treadle scroll saws and, if the material was thin enough, by slicing with a very sharp knife. The limitations of materials and equipment kept the pieces large, the knobs (if any) large, and the cutting simple, usually straight or crooked lines."

The puzzles cut that were made for grown ups were greatly improved in 1907, when a young woman in Eastern Massachusetts started to cut colorful magazine covers into 100-200 pieces to sell them at a children 's hospital benefit fair. The puzzles became popular. This information is from the "19th century puzzles" and the "1900 to 1930 hand cut puzzles" at the Armstrong's site.

Both sites below are equally good. The images above are from both sites.

Bob Armstrong's Old Jigsaw Puzzles



October 26, 2009

Article: Pet crowned world's 'oldest dog'

I am so jealous! What a sweet dog! He is almost 21 years old and still plays.

BBC Article: Pet crowned world's 'oldest dog'

Bizarre Bus Stations!

Just a few pictures of strange bus stations.

Strange Bus Stations

October 25, 2009

Find Your Heraldry

You can find many countries heraldry's origins. Some countries like France have so many because they have both coat of arms of historical province and regions & coat of arms of counties. Speaking of France, the image of the medal is France's national logo. and the image with the ship is Paris - Armorial de France - French Civic Heraldry.

Heraldry Of The World