April 4, 2008

The Way Camden Used To Be

When I saw this site, I was impressed with the rich history of Camden, New Jersey. As some of you may know, Camden isn't what it used to be. The era when Camden City's business was a flourishing center of business is long gone. Today, Camden is one the top most dangerous city in New Jersey and in the US. What a shame! There are old photographs of old business cards, b/w and color buildings, newspaper ads and other things..

Streets of Camden, NJ

More About Camden From Wikipedia

*April 5 2008: Update - A reader alerted me that as of today, Camden is not the most dangerous city as of 2007 (It was in 2004 and 2005). I corrected my previous mistake.

Speaking of rating, you may also want to read this interesting article about "city rating". The article is from USA Today's blog and was written last November:

Why City Crime Rankings Offer A Misleading Picture http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/11/why-city-crime.html

Show Me Those Muscles!

The Sandow & The Golden Age of Iron Men is an online physical culture museum that exhibits images of 18 iron men. The images include photographs, advertising, books that they wrote (images) and a bit of "various". There is also a separate section for "Bodybuilding and Muscle control in India". These men were all (I didn't pay a good attention) born in the mid-late 19th century. Note that the bottom of the page is actually a frame which is a scroll bar, that you can scroll through the see all 18 men's photos. It's easy to miss, I nearly missed it myself.

Sandow & The Golden Age of Iron Men

April 3, 2008

An Elephant Self Portrait

What a genius! The synopsis of this video by ExoticWorldGift describes him as an rescued abused elephant from Burma, with an amazing talent for painting. The WildWorldGift.com supports the "Starving Elephant Artisans" by selling the elephants paintings, to help them have a better life in Thailand.


BBC News Article

April 2, 2008

Unwrap Your Candy

Here is a nice site with many interesting wrappers. I've seen a few similar sites. But this one has been most impressive that I've seen so far! You can tell that the owner invested a lot of time in his site. There are some amazing wrappers. The "Holidaze" section is particularly extensive, especially the Valentine, Halloween and Christmas sections.

*Note: Don't check the "vices" at work. That section is not safe for work (unless your boss is cool with ya). There are 3 or 4 wrappers that I wouldn't view at work.

Candy Wrapper Museum

April 1, 2008

Flickr - bellcrflickr's Cakes

Somehow, for some reason, all of the sudden I am feeling hungry.
Some of these are really weird though.

bellcrflickr's Cakes

A Birth Of A Little Mazda

From YouTube. A cute Japanese commercial for a 1960 Mazda R360. According to Wikipedia: "The R360 was Mazda's first real car - a two-door, two-seat coupe. Introduced in 1960, it featured a short 69 inch (1753 mm) wheelbase and weighed just 838 lb (380 kg)."

Below the video attached a link for further details from Wikipedia.

Mazda R360

Wikipedia Mazda R360

March 31, 2008

Bottle Cap-O-Rama

Another site about bottle caps. It's very different from the Bottle Cap Man site. It's more extensive; there are different ways to view the caps. I have not checked the links section though.

Bottle Cap-O-Rama

An Egg Called Humpty Dumpty

Have you ever wondered why is Humpty Dumpty an egg?

Yahoo Answers Humpty Dumpty

The Bottle Cap Man

An impressive collection of bottle caps from the Bottle Cap Man. He als has auctions at eBay (nothing at the moment), but you can buy and trade caps from this web site.

The Bottle Cap Man