September 24th, 2009

PARTY

Interesting news and a birthday

1: huge archeological find in Staffordshire: to quote from the article, 'this is far bigger than previous finds - including the Sutton Hoo burial site in Suffolk'.
1350 pieces already and they know there's more from x-rays? dang. Gorgeous photos in there, too.

Also, raise a glass today to Arthur Guinness, who signed a 9,000 year lease on this day, 250 years ago. He and his family used the leased site in Ireland to produce an unusual twist on a British beverage. You may have heard of this drink.