Things you didn’t know you wanted to know

October 31, 2007

I have often lauded the Internet as a fabulous repository of knowledge in areas that I for one didn’t know existed. There has never been a shortage of people with arcane and odd special interests, it’s just that I didn’t know about them and now I do.

After a break from the gentle art of cyberslacking, I have recently had a little time to bang around the Web again. Oh what a wonderful selection of useful knowledge.

First up, how to sharpen a pencil from artist Matthew Taylor. Apparently there are 4 ways to sharpen a pencil! And it features a most wonderfully bizarre sharpener too.

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I’ve already praised Ian Fiegenn’s shoelace site.  Here is his latest example.

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There is also this less well designed but still informative site showing 15 different ways to tie shoelaces.

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Want to brush up on your Origami skills? Try The Origami Nut. There are not only pictures of fabulous paper things, but also diagrams and videos as well.

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 How specialised can you get. The Tiramisu website is simply that – recipes and articles about one Italian dessert.

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 Apparently Craig Miyamoto has been writing about Tiramisu for 10 years!

I am sure that as soon as I post this, I will fall over some other wonderfully specialised website. Long may they continue.

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