Philadelphia's Daily Jive
, which has a nice line in links to the unexplained and plain unusual, points us to the eternally fascinating conundrum of the numbers stations
, the eerie but strangely soothing radio broadcasts of unfathomable lists of numerals. In this age of spyware, listening posts and world-wide email snooping devices, the numbers stations are an almost retro slice of Cold War paranoia. Plus, the recordings crackle and fizz in a suitably clandestine way.
Some internet archaeology of our own – explore this forgotten backwater
from the early days of homepage
building. Also, inside the mind
of scientist and Vitamin C
enthusiast Linus Pauling