The Victorian Dictionary
: A motley collection of primary source documents and reference materials about Victorian London by historical thriller author Lee Jackson
. Read the 1841 Census
, browse peroid advertisements
, zoom in on the 1881 Pocket Guide to London
or just learn some dirty words.
Tired of getting busted for illegally peeing
* in New York City? Try Diaroogle.com
, a toilet search engine that "helps you find quality public toilets from your mobile phone." [more inside]
is a website for planning walking journeys. It gives you a map and directions for the best route, and info on distance, walking time, calorie burn and even CO2
potentially saved by avoiding the car, taxi or bus. London only, at present, alas.
takes the Chicago Police Department's Citizen ICAM
and puts it into an easily searchable -- by crime type
or location type
-- format, along with a Google Map. Who knew police station parking lots
were so dangerous?
An amazing resource that displays all sorts of comparative national statistics on practically everything, and with an option of selecting any region / list of countries you choose. It plugs itself as "The world's biggest general stat site" (which might or might not be true I don't know), and it has a wealth of data on economics, sports, population, geography and a dozen more categories.
Some interesting statistics; Top 100 in Olympic medals per Capita
. Top 100 Murders with firearms (per capita)
. Top 100 Military Expenditures as a percent of GDP
. Top 100 Net migration rate
A heaven for data freaks.