Around the web – Birthdays, Bad movies and British accents

Around the web

 

I hope you’ve had a great week. To ease you into the weekend, here are some interesting and bizarre websites I’ve picked out for you this week.

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Yesterday was April 10th – the 100th day of the year (on non-leap year days). Have you seen this cool site that shows you what happened in history on an particular day? (It looks great for research as well as a potentialtime-waster!)

Famous April 10th birthdays include William Booth (founder of the Salvation Army), Lewis Wallace (author of Ben-Hur) and Omar Sharif (Doctor Zhivago / Lawrence of Arabia actor – turned 82 – no way!). In 1925 The Great Gatsby was published and in 1998, negotiators in Northern Ireland reached a landmark settlement that called for Protestants and Catholics to share power.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/April-10/

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Bad movies – Buzzfeed have a list of 170 movies they classify as “bad”. How many have you seen? I hadn’t even heard of a lot of them, have seen a couple and have to strongly protest the inclusion of The Pirate Movie – that was one of my favourite movies 🙂

http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/how-many-bad-movies-have-you-seen

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And finally, this tour of the British Isles in accents is fantastic – I’ve watched it a dozen times already.

5 thoughts on “Around the web – Birthdays, Bad movies and British accents

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-12808">

    Lots of cool info here Kerrie.
    Thanks
    Loved Lawrence of Arabia … but I thought Omar Sharif was dead.. oops!!
    Never watched Dr Zhivago all the way through- one day 🙂

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-13103">

      If you’d asked me Mary, I would’ve said Omar Sharif was dead too! He still looks pretty good – those eyes still have it 🙂

      Thanks for the comment!

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-12995">

    Enjoyable post Kerrie. thanks for sharing!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-13104">

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting, SE!

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-15728">

    Oh! I love that accent tour. How addictive … okay so where am I from?!

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