What would Jesus do?

http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/what_would_jesus_do

Site opened a challenge asking what Jesus would do in certain situations – people post amusing images in a bid to win the challenge. There’s some pretty heavy satire here so if you’re a devout Christian who’s easily offended then maybe you shouldn’t look at this one…

Site actually has a lot more ongoing challenges than just the Jesus one (which is now closed).

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Dynamic Earth

Masquerading under the same name as the perpetual exhibition in Edinburgh Dynamic Earth is an online exhibition about the birth of our solar system and the development of our planet Earth. The site is divided into 4 sections, “Gems and Minerals”, “Rocks and Mining, “Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes” and “The Solar System”. Browse through the interactive site to watch a video about the birth of the Sun, view images taken by the Hubble Telescope, see maps of our ancient continents and learn about the hidden stories held within rocks, gems and minerals and other geologocal phenomena.

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Fly Fishing

Read all about the history of this addictive practise –  this site was of great interest to myself – but that’s probably because I used to be into this kind of thing. Did you know that fly fishing was widely practiced in Europe as far back as the 13th Century? And some cultures have been doing it since 200 A.D.? Guess they didn’t have carbon fibre rods and all that back then though…

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Adams dry fly.

 

Learn how to speak Arabic

http://www.gulfarabic.com/

This site teaches you how to speak Arabic as it is spoken in the Gulf states – you need to register to get the whole course but it’s free. Mouseover for pronunciation sound effects and step-by-step learning with useful phrases for different situations…I’m not sure how different the language is from what is spoken in some of the North African countries  – but suspect they would know what you’re saying over there whatever you’re speaking…:-))

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This is a bit off topic but here’s myself and Bill (my eldest) in the Pentlands a couple of months ago.

Your Birthday Star

Work out what your birthday star is – this is what it said about mine…

“Your birthday star is in the constellation Pegasus. It has the name ╬╣ (Iota) Pegasi in Johann Bayer’s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 24 Pegasi in the Historia C┼ôlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 2207+2520 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 3.77 meaning that you could see this star with the naked eye in good viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):
Right ascension         22:7:0.7
Declination        25:20:42.4

This star is 38.3 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.”

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Freecycle

Freecycle.org is a place where people can exchange unwanted goods totally for free…there is currently an independent site for  4,180 different places around the world and you can monitor people’s posts for items that you think you might want, contact the donator and then go and pick up the item for free – much more economical than EBay!

Membership is free – just search for your locality and sign up for the newsletters.