BBC – Desert Island Discs – Your Desert Island Discs
Which eight discs would you take with you if you were going to be cast away alone on a desert island? Tell us your choices in the boxes below.
BBC News – ADHD rings such a bell with me, says Rory Bremner
Comedian Rory Bremner has found success in his ability to switch between impersonating many different people.
But behind this comic persona is a man who struggles to focus, loses the thread and takes on too many tasks that can leave his personal and professional life in disarray.
Bremner had always put his chaotic lifestyle down to his personality.
However, after a young relation was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, a few years ago, Bremner decided to investigate if he too could have the condition.
Citromuseum – Musée des Citroën – La passion de l’authenticité: Presentation
The museum contains post-war Citroens, exclusively in exceptional, “show room” condition, with very low mileage.
The museum is the result of 25 years of passion and dedication to the search for these cars all over France.
The whole range is represented from the 2CV to the SM, in an almost “new from the factory” condition.
Michael Bronski’s A Queer History of the United States: What do 500 years reveal about gays in America? – By Johann Hari – Slate Magazine
In his new book, A Queer History of the United States, the cultural critic Michael Bronski runs the film backward, through 500 years of American life, showing there were gays and bisexuals in every scene, making and remaking America. They were among some of the country’s great icons, from Emily Dickinson to Calamity Jane to perhaps even Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt. The rioting drag queens of the Stonewall Inn arrive only on page 210 of a 250-page book that argues gay people weren’t merely present at every stage—they had a historical mission in America. It was to expose Puritanism, scolding, and sexual intolerance. Yet in a strange and disagreeable turn, Bronski concludes that in the final act of this story, gays have en masse abandoned their mission by demanding the most domestic and Puritan goal of all: monogamous marriage.
BBC News – Olympic mountain bike track warning by Essex Police
Cyclists have been warned not to use the 2012 Olympic mountain bike course in Essex by police.
Essex Police said the Hadleigh Farm track could be dangerous to members of the public as it has been designed to international competition standards.
BBC News – Inca success in Peruvian Andes ‘thanks to llama dung’
One of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations may have been built on llama droppings, a new study has found.
Archaeologists begin dive to recover Blackbeard’s booty (Wired UK)
Archaeologists in North Carolina will dive into the briny deep off the Beaufort coast today, 23 May. They’re on the hunt for pirate booty, once belonging to the notorious 18th century buccaneer Blackbeard.
Teeny-tiny drone fires teeny-tiny missile (gulp) (Wired UK)
Never let it be said that small isn’t powerful. A Northern California company has just built commandos perhaps the smallest drone that can kill you. Underscoring the point, it’s even painted camouflage, like Stallone in Rambo.