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January 16, 2009

encyclopedias

a world described :: The Household Cyclopedia :: and a world imagined :: Encyclopedia Galactica :: not sure which is stranger


One of my favorites from the former :: like a bit of poetry ::

To protect Grapes from Wasps.

Plant near the grapes some yew-trees, and the wasps will so far prefer The yew-tree berries as wholly to neglect the grapes.

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Wow, the time that must've gone into these. You can't doubt the human capacity for industry, no matter how strange. it's claimed DaVinci was up late at night trying to figure out alchemy. The Encyclopedia Galacta, just another way to go....

Posted by: Nicholas Quixote at January 16, 2009 11:12 AM

i guess encyclopedia dramatica is still the strangest of all

Posted by: me at January 16, 2009 1:41 PM

http://uncyclomedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

...Uncyclopedian Family, the content-free Encyclopedias, and subpages within. Other venues for discussing the Foundation and these projects include the Uncyclomedia mailing lists (particularly foundation-l) and IRC channels. The site is currently being revamped to become the missing link between the allied ***pedias and a place where the Ambassadors will congregate to take over the place. When finished, we will provide information about the good, the bad, and the ugly in relation to the greatest sites on the internet: The Uncyclopedias.


http://www.pilkipedia.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Pilkipedia is the only online encyclopaedia and community based around Karl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais. The site includes in-depth articles on their radio work together on Xfm and The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts, extensive information on their other projects such as The Office and Extras, and all available downloads of their free shows and appearances.


CAUTION: OFFENSIVE MATERIAL:
http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Main_Page

Welcome to Encyclopedia Dramatica“In lulz we trust.”

Posted by: Richard Walker at January 16, 2009 2:52 PM

I love those old books, and I'm so happy to see one online! My favorite is one called the Techno-Chemical Receipt Book. It will tell you how to do everything from making soap to making wine to synthesizing a compound to make your red wine look redder, or dye a woolen cloth. It's such a window to the original DIY culture in america!

Posted by: TheFishmonger at January 20, 2009 4:32 PM

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