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Video made by putting together snapshots taken over 35 years chronicling the encroachment of high-rise buildings in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
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Lost in Translation, the service that takes text and runs it through several languages in an automated game of Telephone.

"This library never closes," which is from a bookmark advertising our website, becomes after several iterations, "They do not arrest this shelf for books in a certain situation."

"Salt-the only rock we eat-has made a glittering, often surprising contribution to the history of humankind" becomes "It knows us that the cliff had given the form him, the end to only eat tonhoehenschwankung, frequently narcotic the contribution to the history of the humanity."


Every time I decide I want to no longer read Language Log, the linguistics blog, because it's slightly too academic for my casual reading tastes, they post something like this or this. And I may have to create a .sigfile for some account merely to be able to use "The English aren't people who strive for greatness, they're driven to it by a flaming irritation," quoted in that first link.

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