Hurricane Irene is over, but all we have to show for it is the extra weight we gained from eating Dominos all weekend. The storm left tons of buildings, roads, and trees damaged, but the award for ‘Worst Irrevocable Damage’ goes to Mayor Bloomberg for ‘trying’ to address the Spanish-speaking population in their native language. Read this blog post by Justin Yu on The 404 Podcast.
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Peter Bazalgette, great great Grandson of Sir Joseph Bazalgette on the story of his ancestor’s proposal for a sewage system for London.
London Without…Bazalgette is a guided trail that celebrates one of London’s most important if not fragrant inventions, the sewage system invented by Victorian Engineer Joseph Bazalgette. With an I-Phone app, scratch n’ sniff cards and a special podcast, London Without… Bazalgette is intended to give the participant a visceral experience of life both before and after Bazalgette’s brilliant solution to London’s sewage problems. The trail takes in hidden parts of the Embankment, the remarkable Crossness Pumping Station and the Broad Street pump memorial. During the Story of London Festival, the walks will be available on each weekend (2nd/3rd & 9th/10th of October) at 9am, 1pm and 5pm respectively. The PDF trail is available for download here, along with the I-Phone app and accompanying podcast.
What’s gotten into you? In this hour we explore nature’s moochers - the good, the bad, and the hideous. We have stories of lethargic farmers, zombie cockroaches, and maybe even mind-controlled humans. Could parasites be the shadowy hand that pulls the strings of life?