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Friday, May 07, 2010

Ten Things of Production

  1. Map-making can be a tool of power.
  2. In the UK, the royal family cannot vote, while the British 2010 Elections have lead to the first hung parliament since 1974.
  3. Zoo magazine has apologised for an agony uncle column under actor Danny Dyer's byline that advised a reader to cut his ex-girlfriend's face.
  4. Fertilisers washed down from southern US farmlands in the Gulf waters have resulted in a "dead zone" where algae have consumed most of the dissolved oxygen and nothing else can grow.
  5. There are more than 1,000 unsolved murders in the UK, according to figures obtained by the BBC.
  6. Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi died during filming Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space, a perennial candidate for the title of worst film ever made.
  7. Getting less than six hours sleep a night can lead to an early grave, UK and Italian researchers have warned.
  8. The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health by the age of 10, researchers warn.
  9. Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses to contain no Latin characters.
  10. Cloud computing is going mainstream.

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