Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman performs a memorable dramatic reading from NYPL’s own rare copy of "A Christmas Carol," which includes edits and prompts Charles Dickens wrote in his own hand for his unique public readings 150 years ago. Dressed in full costume and joined by writer and BBC researcher Molly Oldfield, Gaiman performs the classic tale as its great author intended. [Jump to 10.00 for the reading]
OK I’m not going to go into a deep article about eBay here, just some simple advice that I hope you will find useful (if you do please click through our eBay link as that’s how we keep this site running).
Open a few eBay accounts, five is good and if you sell on eBay keep the selling accounts separate from the buying ones. Spread your bidding on items you want across your accounts, maybe bid or buy an item or two with one ID and then move on to another. Why do this? COUPONS!
German scientists have confirmed that an Electromagnetic Propulsion Engine, claimed by some to be 'impossible', actually works.
Celtic punk bank The Pogues have launched a signature brand of Irish whiskey. Made by West Cork Distillers, "it's said to be Ireland’s highest malt-containing blended Irish whiskey, with 50% grain and 50% single malt liquid." That's Whiskey with a "e".
Holy crap. Has it really been 25 years since Tim Burton's first Batman film came out and proved superhero movies could be serious? People forget this seemed impossible at the time, which is why WB made this fascinating behind-the-scenes promo video in 1988.
As humans, we tend to think that we have a reasonably good idea of what the universe is all about. We live on a small blue planet orbiting a star on the fringes of a thoroughly unremarkable galaxy in a universe that extends basically forever. No matter how far out you go, you’ll always feel at home, because the universe is pretty much the same in every possible location. Because of this, it’s suggested that the laws of physics don’t change and that what we find in our galactic neighborhood we’d also find billions of light years away. This homogeneous theory is called the Copernican principle, and it’s an axiom on which much of our scientific knowledge about the universe is built. It is also, very possibly, wrong.