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Sherlock Holmes trailerMay 19 2009

The trailer, in HD, of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. (as Holmes) and Jude Law (as Watson).

221B Baker StreetAug 04 2008

Overhead view of 221B Baker St, the fictional abode of Sherlock Holmes. An annotated version is available. The address didn't exist when Doyle wrote the Holmes stories but after the extension of Baker St, a building close to where that address would be started to get a lot of mail addressed to Holmes.

Almost immediately, the building society started receiving correspondence to Sherlock Holmes from all over the world, in such volumes that it appointed a permanent "secretary to Sherlock Holmes" to deal with it. A bronze plaque on the front of Abbey House carries a picture of Holmes and Conan Doyle's narrative detailing Holmes and Watson moving in at 221B.

Scientists who have tried drugs have includedAug 12 2005

Scientists who have tried drugs have included Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, and Stephen Jay Gould. Like Sigmund Freud, fictional detective Sherlock Holmes was a fan of cocaine. (via cyc-c)

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