Friday, 10 August 2012


London 2012 Olympics
Day Fourteen

Mainly an evening of athletics, where several British hopes were dashed, and diving, where Tom Daley just scraped through to tomorrow's semi-final (final also tomorrow).

Before that, scraps of synchronised swimming, gymnastics, and BMX.

Finally, the return of Ian Thorpe (hurrah!) on Olympics Tonight, with a look at why Australia have done relatively poorly these Games.

[Watch Friday's Olympics Tonight (again), as well as loads of live coverage from the BBC.]


5 Ways You Don't Realize Movies Are Controlling Your Brain
by David Wong (from

Although structured to fit into Cracked's usual "X Things..." format, this is actually an interesting article on the way stories have been designed and evolved to influence the way we think and perceive the world. Naturally it still has Cracked's regular humorous bent, but (like quite a few of their articles, actually) it's also genuinely informative and interesting.