"I was trying to read outside on a lovely Summer day," wrote Robert Wilson, "but my two pet ducks, Quacker and Jack, wanted my attention."
A metal ball, a plate of sand, and a little math is all it takes for a Sisyphus table to create hours of automated patterns. Here's a clip from the manufacturer: Fans post their creations online: Here's the Sisyphus Industries website with more on the specs. Owner Mike Heck even did this lovely RBG tribute.… READ THE REST
Showtime's The Good Lord Bird gives a riotous 7-episode ride through the end of abolitionist John Brown's controversial life, stunningly portrayed by Ethan Hawke. In anticipation of a great television series I found the real John Brown's bible, and letters he had written, available for perusal at the Chicago History Museum. Brown's final note, scrawled… READ THE REST
Donald Trump tweeted this morning that Twitter had "shut down the entire network" to stop the spread of bad news about rival Joe Biden, remarking that "this has never been done in history" and linking to The Babylon Bee, the source of the story. If being able to say so on Twitter might have offered… READ THE REST
If you read through text composed by inferior writers, rife with spelling errors, grammar problems, fractured syntax and haphazard punctuation and you aren't appalled, then you might be the target audience for the services that WhiteSmoke provide. Rather than let writers continue scribbling out copy packed with linguistic landmines, the WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is like… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST