In an excellent Twitter thread, crop scientist Dr. Sarah Taber displays the aesthetic similarities between various types of cows and beans. Though the comparison is quite fun, Taber acknowledges that there is "probably no deeper metaphysical meaning to matching cows and beans" (… but maybe). Check out her comparisons below, or view the thread at this link.
I wrote about Medieval poop earlier in the week, so I guess the YouTube algorithms figured I'd be interested in why pee often comes out of us in these helical patterns. They were right! Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
Veritasium takes a deep dive into Kepler and Penrose to examine the infinite pattern that never repeats. The overlay at about 9 minutes in is especially cool. His videos are always good, but this is one of his very best in terms of introducing a complex concept to a general audience. Image: YouTube / Veritasium READ THE REST
People often stumble while trying to find metaphors that explain what, precisely, writing computer code is like. In "Code Like a Weaver", the software developer Kristina Taylor notes that she got all her conceptual framework from her mom, who exposed her to baking, laundry, and weaving. Baking taught her fractions and math; hanging the laundry… READ THE REST
There's nothing quite like sipping on a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer day to take the edge off and wind down. This summer, instead of spending $10 to $20 per bottle, you can get an assortment of 15 good-tasting wines from Splash Wines for only $50. An amazing way to prepare and stock up… READ THE REST
Even if you've spent hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram looking for interior decor ideas to no avail, perhaps something a little "otherworldly" would give your space that something special. Whether it's your kid's room or your living room, a quick transformation doesn't have to be as complicated as you think. Before you start painting… READ THE REST
You know how some movie lines are so iconic, you have to actually imitate the actor's voice when you quote them? Think "I'll be back" from "Terminator" or "My precious" from "The Lord Of The Rings." That's how we feel about "Luke, I am your father" from "Star Wars" (and basically every other phrase Darth… READ THE REST