TomsHardware have published a brilliant, clear, easy to follow guide to building your own video projector. THe main components are an overhead projector and an old 15inch flatscreen monitor.
Interesting article in the observer about the state of the 'relationships market' It goes into the pros and cons of being single, and asks whether single men can truly enjoy the bachelor lifestyle. The article claims "relationship churn" as being one of the major factors in the current buoyant state of the housing market.
Thought provoking article on why we should all get rid of our TVs, or at least watch a lot less of it: Link
I did a google search for "whigs and tories" whilst researching the history of London and England, of which there is a great deal of coverage on the web, I found this interesting story about Habeas Corpus (a law allowing a prisoner to demand that he should be brought before a court and have his case examined) The law was only just passed in the House of Lords in May 1679. When the votes were counted, there were not enough Lords in favour, so it was decided that one of the Lords, because he happened to be fat, was worth ten votes. It started as a joke, but in fact remained on the statutes.
(quoted from The Open Door Website - A reference source for students and teachers )
The Guardian has a great article analysing George Bush's personality.
"As the alcoholic George Bush approached his 40th birthday in 1986, he had achieved nothing he could call his own. He was all too aware that none of his educational and professional accomplishments would have occured without his father. He felt so low that he did not care if he lived or died. Taking a friend out for a flight in a Cessna aeroplane, it only became apparent he had not flown one before when they nearly crashed on take-off. Narrowly avoiding stalling a few times, they crash-landed and the friend breathed a sigh of relief - only for Bush to rev up the engine and take off again."