New from the MySociety genii:, capsule the curiously-capitalised PlaceOpedia. Think Google Maps ? Wikipedia. Brilliant. Except that, as I write, all the links read


  1. I was wondering whether anyone had ever made a candle from earwax in order to hear better and see in the dark. Googling reveals that Shrek did. But it also initiated me (not exactly being Dr Clue) to an alleged earwax removal process which has to be the cruellest practical joke since colonic irrigation.

  2. Funnily enough, the final post on the late lamented ItLikesYou.com was from Dr. B, subject: ear candling. Coincidence? I think not.

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