Olympic celebrations, Nikola Tesla and a Tudor tipple
The internet is full of great websites, articles and videos. Here are five we've been enjoying this week.
This is a clever bit of web design to celebrate the achievements of Team GB at the Olympics. Scrolling slowly down the page reveals a somewhat truncated animation highlighting some of Team GBs greatest triumphs at the 2012 Olympics.
Online fundraising projects are popular right now, but this is one of the most worthy. It aims to give greater recognition for one of the most important figures in the modern era – Nikola Tesla. The Serbian-American physicist was one of the leading figures in the development of electrical supply systems. Obviously he didn't invent electricity, but Tesla's work heralded a new electronic age. Money is now being sought for a museum to celebrate his work.
We've seen a recent revival of old-fashioned cooking...but not this old fashioned. We had a go at making this buttered beere recipe, plucked straight from the Tudor cookbooks of the 1500s. A fun cooking challenge to take on as the weather gets colder; this sweet, warm filling drink offers a real taste of Tudor living. Just don't drink it all at once.
The Unofficial Football World Championships has been running ever since 1872, when Scotland and England drew 0-0 in Glasgow. The rules are simple: one national team holds the title for as long as they remain undefeated. In recent years the title has moved around quite a bit. Spain obtained it in 2010 when they beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the World Cup Final. They then lost it to Argentina later that year, who immediately lost it to Japan. The current world champions? North Korea.
A few issues ago we featured a live-stream of some adorable kittens. We thought that would be hard to better, but now we've found this: Adorable corgi puppies. While the internet undoubtedly has grander callings than cute animals, it doesn't stop them being good fun.
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