Defunct tube stations, Google Poetics and Dr Who cross-stitch – What’s made us smile this week?
Innocent popped into Fishburn Hedges towers this week with some tasty smoothies which provided a much needed boost to our Wednesday mornings.
In addition to topping up our vitamin C levels, we’ve been enjoying their fine collection of dad jokes, which they tweet regularly using the #dadjoke hashtag:
We’ve also just discovered the brilliant Google Poetics, which creates ‘poems’ made using Google’s auto-complete search engine suggestions. Literary gems include:
Definitely better than some of the poems we’ve written at FH towers.
We’re lucky enough to work in one of the best cities in the world, and quite a few FHers are huge London geeks. So, we were tickled by the prospect of sponsored tube stations and lines following a recent proposal by the GLA – I’m sure getting off at “Old Holborn” every day would bring a smile to our faces!
We also loved this Tube map of London’s ghost stations (also from Time Out’s Now Here This) – who knew that the Metropolitan line once extended 45 miles (72 km) and over two hours travelling time from the City of London to Brill railway station? Or that the British Museum (just down the road from us) once had its own tube station?
Speaking of the British Museum – the great institution celebrates its 260th birthday today. Worth checking out the chatter using #bm260 – people are sharing their favourite BM object, including a mummified crocodile and a mammoth’s jawbone. Cool.
Some great stuff from the Guardian this week as well. Mourning the fact that Matt Smith’s stint as Doctor Who has come to an end? No worries, here are some instructions to create a life-like and not at all creepy cross stitch of the 11th Doctor. It will be just like he’s in the room.
Worked up an appetite doing all the cross stitching? Why not grab yourself a delicious cronut – that’s a combination between a Croissant and a doughnut for the uninitiated. Apparently these are huge in New York, I wonder if our stateside colleagues Mike or Jess have tried one yet?