Top 1000 Library Holdings

The 2005 list contains the “Top 1000” titles owned by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) member libraries. Basically, libraries around the globe have deemed these works worth purchasing and holding in their collections.

Topping the 2005 list are: The Bible, The Census, Mother Goose, The Divine Comedy and The Odyssey.

Check out the full list here.

(Via Boing Boing)

Top 10 tallest buildings completed in 2005

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released their 2005 list of Top Ten Tallest Completed Building Projects.

Not surprisingly, five of these buildings are located in China, whose economy, according to a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, is set to double in size between 2005 and 2050, two in Australia, one in the UAE, one in Russia and just one on the US.

Deth & Taxes: A graphic representation

Created by artist mibi, this chart is a visual representation of where our United States tax dollars go. Mibi explains:

After a year in the making… researching, number crunching, layouts, stock gathering, and lots of procrastinating, i am proud to say it is finally done.

Death and Taxes: A visual look at where your tax dollars go.

Most people are unaware of how much of their taxes fund our military, and those aware are often misinformed. Well here it is. Laid out, easy to read and compare.
With data straight from the White House.

I hope this makes people think and ask questions.

Why do we spend more on jets than we do on public housing?
Why is the Endowment for the Arts so small?
Whats with all this foreign military financing?

Im sure you can come up with numerous questions of your own. Unfortunately i dont have any answers. Our leaders do. Your president, his cabinet and your congress person have these answers. Ask them for the answers or better yet, demand them.

(Via Boing Boing)