Discover what patrolling pirate infested waters off the coast of the Horn of Africa is like with the Danish Navy. (6lyt)
posted by allkindsoftime
on Dec 10, 2013 -
is a blog that gives instructions for cool papercraft objects, "reinterpreting the Danish tradition
of woven paper hearts
and ornaments." Cut paper in the prescribed ways and weave it together carefully to make a mobile of colorful hot air balloons
, gorgeous and complex boxes
; simple but satisfying pennants
and much more... including a full theater for performances by paper dolls.
posted by LobsterMitten
on Sep 23, 2013 -
A layperson-friendly analysis
of a seminal (1100+ cites) study
on obesity that found no correlation between environment/upbringing and obesity, whilst finding very strong correlation between genetic heritage and obesity. To sum up: adopted children's body weight matches their biological parents, not their adoptive parents.
posted by seanmpuckett
on Jul 29, 2013 -
Once upon a time, Van Morrison had a record contract with Bing Records which he wanted to escape
. Since the contract required him to produce thirty-six original songs, Van Morrison sat in the studio for a single session and recorded a series of nonsensical non-tunes that are still in his distinctive style. Three of them are available here
posted by dzkalman
on May 9, 2011 -
At One Minute Languages
you can learn greetings, talking about names, counting, and more in Catalan
, and Russian
posted by sveskemus
on Nov 11, 2008 -
Relive the glory days of being the only male flutist in the middle school band. Fløjte Hero
. [warning: danish flash sound]
posted by Stynxno
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Three days of rioting and protest across Denmark,
fueled by an influx of supporters from outside the country
, was the result of the Danish police's sudden eviction
of long-standing squat Ungdomshuset
). It was the last such social centre in Denmark, whose self-governed municipality of Christiana
also began as a squat
(though its future remains in question
, the act of taking over abandoned property (sometimes surreptitiously as a way to secure housing for the homeless, sometimes publically
as a way to exert political pressure) has a long history, and often meets with intense repression, though has sometimes been instrumental in city-building. In New York City's early days, homesteading
was how many neighbourhoods began, and the squat movement
which birthed the now-legal ABC No Rio
community centre is linked to the city's community gardens
, as well as its independent arts culture through publications such as World War 3
. (WW3's co-founder Seth Tobocman receives continued attention
for his graphic novel War In The Neighbourhood
has already begun.
posted by poweredbybeard
on Mar 5, 2007 -
B&O goes virtual
: Beoplayer 1.0 is a Windows application that sits on your desktop and, like everything Bang, works in a sleek, elegant, unintuitive manner (until you learn what the icons and doodads do, then you can show it off for all your friends). Guaranteed you've never seen a music player like this one.
posted by honkzilla
on Jul 31, 2001 -
The "dickie game"
is a new feature on the public danish newschannel "DR". Yes - it is a publically owned and funded channel.
The rules are pretty simple: press the "start spillet" button and try to guess what dick belongs to which dude.
posted by joedrescher
on Aug 18, 2000 -