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Possibly the last stronghold of Wellington. Definitely the greatest castle in the world.

The Spider Web Trees Of Pakistan

Just before my last few exams.

This from flood-stricken Pakistan:

An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenomenon before but, they also report that there are now far fewer mosquitoes than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around. It is thought that the mosquitoes are getting caught in the spiders web, thus, reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, facing so many other hardships after the floods.

Via some dudes facebook. Stupid social networking.

Makes me think of some lectures I’ve watched where it’s strongly suggested that evolution – both biological and cultural – will react to current climates much faster, and obviously with greater efficiency than any purposeful human effort to change or save the world.
Yay for long sentences. And Paul McCartney. And Wings. And clarinets.

In Less Than A Minute Alan Grayson Explains Occupy Wall Street to the 1%

While on Real Time with Bill Maher former congressman, and future 2012 House candidate, Alan Grayson explained to the panel the 1% what Occupy Wall Street is all about.

The latest edition of Real Time featured one of Bill Maher’s patented balance things out with three Republicans and a Democrat panels, but the Democrat was Alan Grayson. While P.J. fellow panelist P.J. O’Rourke broke out his bathing and hippie jokes, former Rep. Grayson schooled him on Occupy Wall Street.

Via the article on PoliticusUSA.com

Hong Kong Teen’s Somber Design For Jobs A Cyber Hit

(Reuters) – A Hong Kong design student’s poignant tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs became an internet hit Thursday with its minimalist, touching symbolism and brought a job offer and a flood of commemorative merchandise using his design.

Nineteen-year-old Jonathan Mak, a student at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University School of Design
Via Reuters.
Steve Jobs memorial post here.

New York Times Change Their Angle

Apparently it only takes 20 minutes to shift the blame.
The Context: Occupy Wall Street.
The Current Situation: US Marines are marching to Wall St to Protect The Protesters from the NYPD.
As I read somewhere “shit is about to get real”.

Via the internets.