Saturday, April 22, 2017

Statistically, It's Safer Being a Redshirt

via Neatorama:

The Real Danger in Being a Redshirt

I will, however, continue using the term "redshirt" to mean someone expendable.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

World's Fastest Bumblebee

He gets around to his sub-minute rendition of "Flight of the Bumblebee" at the 4-minute mark, if you get bored, but his pre-Bee patter is somewhat interesting, too, if you want to wait it out.


[Fastest violinist in the world - BBC News] (Viewer #3,174,535)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Good News for Fans of Cursive (Like Me)

via Mental Floss: Cursive Is Regaining Popularity in U.S. Schools

I like cursive for two reasons:

1) It looks elegant, which is nice in a world gone crass

2) Without it, original historical documents become hieroglyphics and you lose your past.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Like You, All I Can Think Is "That Poor Chicken"

via Mental Floss


[Egg inside an Egg] (Viewer #686,057)

"It's called counter-peristalsis contraction, and it happens when a second egg starts forming before the egg that precedes it exits the hen's reproductive system. In such cases, the new oocyte (the part of the egg that becomes the yolk) moves through the chicken's oviduct per usual, collecting membranes and albumen (the white part) along the way. If a fully formed egg has been contracted back into the oviduct from the uterus, the whites of the still-forming egg will amass around it."