Animated Factorization Diagrams

“…and thus was born the Factor Conga: a promenade of primes, composites, and their constituents, arranged with an aesthetically-tuned variation of Yorgey’s rules, one per second.

Please play with the interactive, and do give it a minute to hit its stride. Or whirl there with a tap or two of the fast forward button.

This is what the dance clubs look like on Alpha Centauri.”


Spot The International Space Station

“Did you know you can see the International Space Station from your
house? As the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon,
the space station is easy to see if you know where and when to look for

“NASA’s Spot the Station service sends you an email or text message a few hours before the space station passes over your house.


Phone Spell & Anagrams

You know how on older phones you had 3 or 4 letters assigned to each number key? Well this means that you can make various words and phrases from phone numbers. Stick your phone number in and see what it comes back with.

If you like your anagrams then look at this site – put a word in and it will spit out all the anagram possibilities. ‘Baan Liam’ came out as ‘Labia Man’ and yeah I like my labias :-))

If that’s not enough then try the anagram hall of fame for the best anagrams out there.



Sorry folks I’m not very well so I will try my best to post when I can. In the meantime comments are now working on this blog (thanks Mihai) so feel free to slag me off as much as you want to 🙂


The Best Ghost Pictures Ever..

“They say seeing is believing. And while in this day of digital image
manipulation that might not be as true as it once was, these photographs
are considered by many to be the real deal – photographic evidence of
ghosts. Faking ghost photos through double exposure and in-the-lab
trickery has been around as long as photography itself; and today,
computer graphics programs can easily and convincingly create ghost
images. But these photos are generally thought to be untouched, genuine
portraits of the unexplained.”

This portrait of “The Brown Lady” ghost is arguably the most famous and
well-regarded ghost photograph ever taken. The ghost is thought to be
that of Lady Dorothy Townshend, wife of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount
of Raynham, residents of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England in the early
1700s. It was rumored that Dorothy, before her marriage to Charles, had
been the mistress of Lord Wharton. Charles suspected Dorothy of
infidelity. Although according to legal records she died and was buried
in 1726, it was suspected that the funeral was a sham and that Charles
had locked his wife away in a remote corner of the house until her death
many years later…