Without a doubt, one trillion dollars is a lot of dough – ever wanted to know what a trillion looked like? This page will put your curiosity at rest.
Author has used Google Sketchup to graphically display what a trillion looks like…
Don’t get me wrong – I was happy that Obama got elected and all – I just happen to think that all politicians the world over are capable of spouting a lot of hot air sometimes…
There are now many sites on the Net where you can arrange to have a message put into a bottle and thrown into the sea (or river). This page lists these sites.
Also you can read stories about how people have done this and their messages have been found.
Flickr collection of photos of little beasts and mites sitting / standing on human fingers for a size perspective.
a little gecko
Graphical representations of relationships of pretty much everything in life with some witty insights of how our minds work…
This link was first posted on this blog on November 15th 2007
There is no need to be deterred by cloudy skies when you can go stargazing from the comfort of your own living room. Welcome to Stellarium – a 3-dimensional planetarium that displays real-time photo-realistic skies that you can view from your PC. Download the free software, set your co-ordinates, engage : )) and watch as the galaxy unfolds. Armchair astronomers will see stars, atmospheres, nebulas, planets, constellations and loads of other star stuff…
Collection of pictures of mutated veg…you couldn’t grow them like this if you tried!
Read books online on this site. You have to pay a fee for some of the books but it looks like all the classics are free.
So, if you’ve never read War and Peace or A Tale of Two Cities – this is the place to catch-up.
Sign up for installments and they’ll be sent to you either via email or RSS feed…
“It’s like watching art evolve – literally…”
Generate your own random malady on this site. I did it and this is what it gave me…at least, I think I probably had this anyway to be honest…!!
Oppositional Visual Deficit Syndrome With Behavioral Disturbance (OVDSWBD)
OVDSWBD is usually associated with stubborn resistance to conform to social norms combined with the imagined perception of lights, patterns or objects in the visual cortex that exists at sub-optimal levels, combined with erratic, unpredictable behavioral irregularities.
This is driving me crazy because I have tried it 5 times now and it has got the answer right every time and I cannot work out how it is doing it…
Basically you have to think of any 2 digit number and then subtract the 2 individual digits from the number. On the next screen you are presented with a table of all possible numbers and for each number an object is listed. Continue to the next screen and the object which corresponds to your number is presented.
I can see I’m going to be trying to figure this out all evening now…
“The etymology and history of first names.”
There’s no doubt about it – there are a lot of names on this site – English, French, Arabic, African, Azerbaijani, and even mythological and biblical names listed. I guess most people would just look up their own name and that’s what I have just done…
Irish short form of WILLIAM
From the Germanic name Wilhelm, which was composed of the elements wil “will, desire” and helm “helmet, protection”. Saint William of Gellone was an 8th-century cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror was recognized as the first Norman king of England. It was later borne
by three other English kings, as well as rulers of Scotland, Sicily (of
Norman origin), the Netherlands and Prussia.
This link was first posted on this blog on November 14th 2007
This is a low-bandwidth, interactive tour of the many different and complex systems of one of Nature’s most astonishing creations…the human body.
Various pictures of baby animals.
I thought that this site would be all about cutesy pictures of little animals but, as it turns out, there’s some pretty witty commentary as well…
Hamburger cake anyone? Or maybe a bacon cinnamon pastry?
Looking at some of the items on this page they’re certainly not the reason I’m fat – just regular grease and carbohydrates for me…
deep-fried Creme Egg!
Thanks to Ally for this one…
Take the quiz – for every answer you get right 10 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program to a 3rd World country to help end world hunger.
Just donated 150 grains before posting this…
“Friends and family alike have bared their digits to take part in what is sure to become the most discussed (and disgusting) event on the Internet.”
Make your vote count!
“Find out what was popular when your parents were kids, or take a nostalgic trip down memory lane from your own childhood.”
everyone from my generation will remember this…
This link was first posted on this blog on November 13th 2007
You could spend a long time on this site just browsing through all the articles. There are categories on technology, science, mathematics, history, people, art & fun, community, museum syndicate and other miscellaneous stuff.
Some examples include different smoking techniques, classic Mafia films, algebra, biographies etc.
There are also ebooks, a vast library of MP3 sound files and video clips – as I said you could spend a long time here…
a very old computer made before we had discovered the magical qualities of silicon