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eggshaped
154043.  Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:10 am Reply with quote

No doubt we'll get to this in the future, but I just wanted to log these pictures of houses of cards built by world record holder Bryan Berg:







And then...

...ooops



Actually there's a house of cards pub somewhere in England I think, which is built in the shape of a house of cards. So link to England and Eccentrics here.

 
eggshaped
155263.  Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:32 am Reply with quote

Statue of Charles La Trobe after whom a university in melbourne is named.


(temporary statue removed in 2006)

 
Molly Cule
155328.  Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:06 am Reply with quote

what's all that about then? Student practical joke? In Edinburgh last weekend there was a traffic cone on the statue of Hume's head.

 
eggshaped
160726.  Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:07 am Reply with quote

The world's tallest wooden house



Quote:

"First I added three floors but then the house looked ungainly, like a mushroom,"

"So I added another and it still didn't look right so I kept going. What you see today is a happy accident."

 
Jenny
160875.  Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:53 pm Reply with quote

I'm not entirely sure that 'happy' is the mot juste there.

 
MatC
160883.  Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:28 pm Reply with quote

You couldn't argue with "accident," though, could you?

 
eggshaped
181985.  Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:26 am Reply with quote

A possible explanation for Sea Serpent stories.

Quote:
Many of the large baleen whales have long, snake-like penises. If the animal did indeed fall on its back then its ventral surface would have been uppermost and, if the whale was aroused, the usually retracted penis would have been visible. The penises of the North Atlantic right whale and (Pacific) grey whale can be at least 1.8 metres long, and 1.7 metres long respectively, and could be taken by a naive witness for a tail.


From the society for the history of natural history

 

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