Reading about Thomasson (Thomasson: noun \ to-ma-son \ a preserved architectural relic which serves no purpose) has led me to this great documentary film about the Pedway in London. If you've ever seen raised bits of walkways, strange gaps in office blocks it may be due to the London's elevated walkways.The Pedway: Elevating London is a documentary on the post-war redevelopment in the City of London - focusing on the attempt to build an ambitious network of elevated walkways through the city.
Did you know that Japan and Russia still haven't signed a formal peace treaty to end WWII? And did you know it's because the Kuril Islands? That's one interesting fact found by looking at the disputed territory map created by @galka_max. Click and explore the map to see all the various disputes, and check out the Metrocosm blog post for highlights of the stranger disputes.