Digital Digest: 27/09/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 27 September 2010
Want to live for ever (well, almost)? Then lay off the fructose. In this piece in the ‘Huffington Post’, osteopath and health activist Dr Joseph Mercola outlines the ultimate anti-aging diet. The good news? Your five-a-day might not be so crucial. The bad? Exercise definitely is.
Every day for the next year, an anonymous graphic designer, the “Downtown Doodler” will document her existence in a series of line drawings. With entries ranging from the mundane (insomnia) to the comic (an accidental trip to the men’s room), the Doodler’s illustrations are witty, poignant and skilful.
‘Empire’ is discussing what makes a great film narrator. There’s the obvious Shakespearean-actor voice (McKellen, Kingsley), distinguished (Neeson), but if the film is American, there’s only one option: Morgan Freeman. Read about why getting the right narrator is so important and then join in the discussion and contribute your own favourite.
The Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America has just been released and it makes for fascinating reading. Predictably, Bill Gates is at number one, with a net worth of $54 billion. More surprising is that Michael Bloomberg, New York mayor and “man of the people”, is placed at number 10 with $18 billion.
With the evenings getting slowly darker and the temperature a bit nippier, transport yourself to sunnier climes with these gorgeous National Geographic photographs, taken in French Polynesia, that have just been published. The South Pacific never looked so beautiful.
In 2008, Aaron Sorkin read a 13-page proposal for a book attempting to detail the birth of Facebook. Two years later, that tale has become one of the hottest properties on the silver screen. Find out how Sorkin brought this incredible story to life here:
The next Mars rover is only about a year away from taking off, and its designers are still deciding where to drop it. The researchers have narrowed down the shortlist of potential locations to four different places. See them here and work out your favourites.
Jo from Northern Ireland was less than impressed by Russell Brand's attempt to stage a publicity stunt
Life & Style blogs
Alexander McQueen at auction: What makes a really great piece of fashion?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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