Down and Out in London vs. Paris There will always be an England dear to the hearts of Americans who adore the quaint – especially where the natives speak in an intelligible tongue. The Brits high regard for the United States further warms the cockles of the Anglophilic heart. Imitation being the ultimate form of respect in today’s globalized culture, the vanishing England of old (from double-decker buses to bowler hats) diminishes our affection not a whit so long as it is replaced by pop entertainment, catch-phrases, and economic panaceas with the “Made In USA” seal. That assures Americans that the voices raised to hail “the land of hope and glory” really know just what land deserves the accolade. Ritualized affirmations of family ties crop up at random in unpredictable waves.
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Sir Richard Branson joins our mission to stamp out hidden fees. TransferWise is delighted to announce $25m investment from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Index Ventures, IA Ventures, Sir Richard Branson and other high profile technology investors. Three years ago we launched TransferWise because we were tired of hidden charges when sending our money abroad. Today, Sir Richard Branson has joined our existing investors in throwing $25 million behind our mission to make the world of money transfers a fairer place. We couldn’t be more excited. We’re going to use this money to lead the fight against overcharging and let the world know that, with TransferWise, there’s an easier, fairer way to send money abroad. To get the ball rolling, we’ve pulled together a lot of eye-opening evidence, and published it all below.
40 maps that explain the internet The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world. How the internet was created Ebo-Lie: Man Living In Ghana Confirms Ebola Is A Hoax! By Steven Bancarz| A statement made by a man in Ghana named Nana Kwame has rocked the internet in the last few days. The following information needs to reach people. We need to see Ebola for what it really is.
Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’ Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to William Croft as William Cross. You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes! It’s an odd little speech. The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with more quality resources available every day. If you aren’t taking advantage of them yet, now is a great time to take a closer look.
Help with Inventions for Inventors with Patent Searches and Technical Advice Our Background and History Trevor Baylis Brands was started because Trevor, who is still the President of the Company, had such difficulties when he was trying to launch his famous Clockwork Radio invention. We set out to provide the help that was missing for him. Over the years we have worked closely with the UK Patent Office and British Standards Institution to improve the standard of help given to people with new invention ideas.