Spaghetti Junction – that synonym for complexity – is 40 years old today! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_Junction A quick Google produces some terrific images (not all of the Gravelly Hill interchange): http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=spaghetti+junction&hl=en&prmd=imvnsu&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=2lW-T67dO8LR8gPht60-&sqi=2&ved=0CHwQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=843 And here’s a Guardian piece from today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/24/spaghetti-junction-unravelling-britain-modernity

A bit grim perhaps (there’ll be more jolly sites to round off the week), but with Christmas just around the corner and the liklihood of seasonal campaigns to stop people from drinking and driving, here’s a sobering map upon which …

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TOTD thinks you’d have to be completely bonkers to ride a motor bike along this vertiginous mountain path. http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/scariest_bike.html TOTD has walked some fairly hair raising footpaths before (Sharp Edge on Blencathra comes to mind), but this second clip of …

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