The place on the Venn diagram where “I can has Cheeseburger’ intersects the works of Samuel Beckett.
Numbeo is a collaborative online database which enables users to share and compare information about the cost of living between countries and cities.
It also includes data on:
- property prices,
- health care,
- quality of life
What is Low-tech Magazine?
Founded in November 2007, Low-tech Magazine questions the blind belief in technological progress, and talks about the potential of past and often forgotten knowledge and technologies when it comes to designing a sustainable society. Interesting possibilities arise when you combine old technology with new knowledge and new materials, or when you apply old concepts and traditional knowledge to modern technology.
My personal favourite articles:
Research shows that it’s possible to grow warmth-loving crops all year round with solar energy alone, even if it’s freezing outside. The solar greenhouse is especially successful in China, where many thousands of these structures have been built during the last decades.
For being such a seemingly ordinary vehicle, the wheelbarrow has a surprisingly exciting history.
About Futility Closet
Futility Closet is a collection of entertaining curiosities in history, literature, language, art, philosophy, and mathematics, designed to help you waste time as enjoyably as possible.
The database contains more than 10,000 items, and more are added each day.
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