Digital Digest: 18/04/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 18 April 2011
A cheesy tribute
With companies across this green and pleasant land desperately trying to outdo each other to make the best (worst) Royal wedding tat, pizza-delivery company, Papa John's, might have stolen the crown. It asked its "food artists" to make this charming Wills 'n' Kate pizza, complete with ham and mushroom faces.
A mine's deadly legacy
Between 1984 and 2010, the Hobet coal mine in West Virginia slowly destroyed the mountain on which it was built. The website Good used satellite imagery from Nasa to document the growth and sprawl of the mine, showing its footprint in a hellish mixture of rivers of toxic sludge and clouds of carbon dioxide.
Will Noma be toppled?
Tonight sees the winners announced in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards and the foodie establishment will descent upon the Guildhall to celebrate. With Ferran Adrià's El Bulli now closed, will René Redzepi's Noma retain its No1 slot? Or will former champ Heston Blumenthal manage to cook his way back to the top? Watch live here:
Carry on screaming
The second and third instalments may have been rubbished by critics, but that hasn't stopped Wes Craven filming a fourth part to the Scream series. Ghostface returns, along with a host of familiar characters and a new batch of young stars including Kristen Bell and Alison Brie.
The Museum of London is currently hosting an exhibition of hand-drawn maps, created by different artists seeking to convey what life in the capital means to them. Condé Nast Traveller features a selection, with takes including: "Selected Loos of London" and Brixton imagined as a tree.
Justin Vernon, of Bon Iver, has hinted that he is going to take a new musical direction for his as-yet-untitled second album, expected to be released in June. Despite the project being shrouded in mystery, the Kanye West collaborator has posted a video on his website featuring 50 seconds of music and a painting.
The science of squirming
Why do other people's awkward moments make us squirm? Previously, little research had been conducted on "vicarious embarrassment", but a new study, highlighted by Jezebel, has found that watching other people make fools of themselves triggers the part of the brain where we process pain.
Life & Style blogs
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is a well established websit...
£40000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A skilled .NET developer with e...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company are cur...