A few cute and/or fun tidbits (mostly visual) from skimming the last couple days' worth of Twitter:
- Neat videos of cities rendered in 3D using hundreds of thousands of Flickr photos. The videos shown are of Dubrovnik and St. Peter's Basilica, but they can do this with anyplace that has lots of Flickr photos. (Microsoft has done something similar before, but that was on a much smaller scale.) (Thanks, Jay L!)
- Discussion of Mornington Crescent: The Musical. (Thanks, Karen H!)
- Baby red pandas! Kawaii! (Thanks, Jenn R!)
- Baby non-red panda! Perhaps even kawaiier! (Roundaboutly via Tacit Hydra's link to the entirely unrelated Bloggess entry about a boob-shaped mushroom.)
- A pair of entertainingly arranged dinosaur skeletons. (Thanks again, Karen H!)
- Arthur E linked to this English muffin splitter. Somehow the page looked and read to me like a halfbakery item until I realized it was a real product. (Example of a typical halfbakery item: Bowling Ball with Handles.) Turns out I was misremembering the halfbakery layout/look, but still, I was amused.
Added a little later: Jedi religion founder accuses Tesco of discrimination over rules on hoods. On the one hand, I don't really approve of Tesco's anti-hood rule. On the other hand, I love their response. The Jedi guy said he was required by his religion to wear his hood in public; Tesco's pointed out that "Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless." (They added: "If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers," which I found very amusing but I can't say it's a good reason to ban hoods.) (Thanks, Wendy S!)