January 9, 2010

£2.3 million in for a nickel!!!

Amazing! An article about a very rare US nickel (5 cents) from 1913 that just fetched $3.7 million in an auction in Florida.

Rare coin fetches over £2.3 million in auction

British Comics

An excerpt from the main page at the British Cartoon Archive site: "The British Cartoon Archive is located in Canterbury at the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. It has a library, archive, gallery, and is a registered museum dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. It holds more than 130,000 original editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines. The collection of original artwork dates back to 1904..."

By the way, the British Cartoon Archive at Canterbury was previously called "Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature".

The British Cartoon Archive

January 8, 2010

Video - The Orangutan and the Hound

Watch a friendship between an orangutan and a hound. A segment from the National Geographic.

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The Orangutan and the Hound

January 4, 2010

Top 2009

The top 10 everything 2009 and the banished word list. Interesting words that are banished. A bit of a strange list. The first list from TIME.com. The second one is from Lake Superior State university.

Top 10 Everything 2009

A similar article is also on TIME.com. But this one version is much more detailed.

Lake Superior State University - Banished Words list


January 3, 2010

Updating Time

I am updating my blog starting from the very beginning. The total of my posts, not including this one is 866 posts. I already found a few expired links. As of now, I am still in "2007". I hope it won't take more than a few days to finish checking all the links. Lots of work but it's time for me to update again. I have not updated it in about 2 years.

YouTube - How it's Made - Postage Stamps

Wow, I had no idea how delicate and complicated it is to produce stamps! The designer of the stamp has to be very accurate when designing the stamps. When the image (illustration, photo or whatever) of the stamp is done on the computer, the designer has to print it and test it by using a magnifying glass for a deep inspection of the stamp layout before it goes into procession. The publishing process ain't that easy either. It goes through several steps before the final product is out. I don't think I'd want to be a stamp designer. It seems like a huge responsibility with millions of people depending on you.