Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Most drinking-and-driving PSAs take on a morbid tone, but Newfoundland RCMP Constable Tony Seaward has come up with a different approach. An Elf on a Shelf toy gets sloshed on blended Scotch whiskey, goes for a drive and lands in the slammer.
Read an interview with Seaward at the National Post
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
During a 1990s excavation for a subway line extension, human remains were found at the site which had been an unconsecrated cemetery. Just 158 bodies were removed before construction commenced, leaving behind an estimated 15,000 bodies, dating back to the 16th century, mostly women, the unborn or children under the age of 6. Many of the women were prostitutes, known as Winchester Geese. They were destitute, desperate women and girls who suffered from rickets, smallpox, tuberculosis, vitamin deficiencies and, quite often, syphilis.
Today people leave tributes on the gates of Cross Bones Graveyard; there are also monthly remembrance services.
Read the fascinating story at Messy Nessy Chic
Singapore-based architect Dymitr Malcew designed this floating house for French developer H2ORIZON Inside you'll find all the mod cons, including two luxury bedrooms, two bathrooms, a contemporary living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a well-equipped kitchen, and a large terrace.
If Mr. Nag buys it for me this Christmas I'll invite you over next summer.
More at HUH.
This photo was found in a box in the attic of the Curran family in Dublin and records a gathering of historical significance. The Irish Times reports that half of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation and three future presidents of the future state are in the photograph.The paper says that Pádraig Pearse, Seán Mac Diarmada, Éamonn Ceannt, Douglas Hyde, Seán T O’Kelly, Éamon de Valera, Pádraic Ó Conaire and Constance Markievicz are among the group.
The family first thought it was taken at the Gaelic League Oireachtas in 1914 and they searched for a match for the building in Kerry. When research confirmed that it was taken in Galway in 1913, they decided to mark the centenary by presenting a print to the theatre.
More at Irish News