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Friday, April 11, 2008

Unsheathing the sword revealed an untarnished blade, despite the tomb being soaked in underground water for over two thousand years. A simple test conducted by the archaeologists showed that the blade could still easily cut a stack of twenty pieces of paper.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I picked the name "Wikipedia Blog" back in 2005 because it seemed like the best possible name for a blog about wikipedia.

But it's kind of constraining. I've started a new blog to talk about other things; it's at the obama site, so it'll be political. The first post is called Why "change" isn't just a word on a podium.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The bathing machine was a device, popular in the 19th century, which was intended to allow people to wade in the ocean at beaches without violating Victorian notions of modesty. Bathing machines were in the form of roofed and walled wooden carts which would be rolled into the sea. Some had solid wooden walls; others had canvas walls over a wooden frame.

via reddit