Digital Digest: 25/04/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 25 April 2011
Mugshot of the day
Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County, Arizona, has struck on a novel way to deter crime in his area. Every morning the sheriff uploads a "mugshot of the day" from the previous day's arrests and the public are asked to vote for the oddest photo. An infringement of human rights? Or a clever crime prevention technique?
Britain's oldest telly goes on sale
If you're in the money and fancy splashing out on a new television, Bonhams auction house has got just the thing. The 13-inch Marconi type-702 is on sale at a whopping £17,000. It's a pretty special bit of kit. It may not be 3D or HD-ready, nor does it have any super-special sound system. But it is Britain's oldest working TV from way back in 1946.
Super Mario propaganda
The long war waged on the denizens of the Mushroom Kingdom by the dastardly King Bowser never seems to end. Shortlist magazine has taken up the fight, showcasing graphic designer Fro Reza's attempts to help them with these wonderful futurist-inspired propaganda posters that ask citizens: "The Koopas are fighting, why aren't you?"
The modern assassination map
The first and second decades of the 21st century have been turbulent times when it comes to political murders, as this infographic from Good and Column 5 media illustrates. It shows that politicians are most in danger in Iraq and Russia but also includes the UK murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
The Beasties' star-packed video
Beastie Boys' new 20-minute short film Fight for Your Right Revisited might promote their upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Vol. 2, but it's the cameos that everyone's talking about. New York Magazine has helpfully linked to a handy guide of every star, from Seth Rogen to Susan Sarandon.
The world in a day
Last year, on 24 July, directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald asked YouTubers from all over the world to record their day – mundane or exotic – and upload it. They turned the footage into Life in a Day, a globe-trotting, feature-length time capsule of one day on Earth. Here's the trailer:
Do you have what it takes to become a CEO? Adam Bryant interviewed top executives to find the five qualities most common to them and what they look for in new leaders and identified the "x factors" for leading an organisation. Lifehacker picked up the New York Times's extract from Bryant's new book
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Men in tights: getting to the bottom of the latest trend
City traders pay £200 for a quick hangover cure
Stephen Hawking: NHS is Britain's finest public service and must be preserved from commercial interests
Eight-year-old girl Camilla Lisant suggests possible cancer treatment to her scientist father over the dinner table
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 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
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