Hong Kong as art
Yes, our city. This site contains an extraordinary series of photographs of Hong Kong. You may think that we see all the stuff featured on this site every day, but we don't. www.photomichaelwolf.com/hongkongarchitecture 
Your political compass
Take the test found on this site and see if you are a potential Gandhi, Hitler or Thatcher. It all seems quite transparent to me. The questions are a bit of a giveaway, but these could be fun for your friends. www.politicalcompass.org .
This is another one of those ideas that distinguishes Google from other internet-based technology firms. It is a great idea that is well executed. It should be a while before humans reach the red planet for real, but this site offers the best that can be offered for now. www.google.com/mars 
This is a jewel for Ben Stiller fans. It's called Heat Vision and Jack, and apparently was created as a 1999 television pilot that Fox passed up. It features Jack Black and Owen Wilson. You can watch the entire 30-minute episode at this link. http://youtube.com/watch?v=6lWgXDOAJ5s 
Here's proof that you are never really as good as you think you are. According to these researchers, most people are unaware of their own incompetence. www.damninteresting.com/?p=406 .
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