Category Archives: Ramblings

The Importance Of The Oxford Comma

This poem on the importance of the Oxford comma is fantastic. Created by Brian Bilston. When making lists of three or more, use the Oxford comma! Onwards!

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20 Mathematicians Who Changed The World

Mathematicians don’t get enough credit for how much they have changed the world. Literally everything we do in the modern world is the result of one mathematician or the other. Over at Business Insider, they have a great list of … Continue reading

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Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadrocopter

This video is very cool. Using parts from an Imperial speeder bike toy and a quadrocopter, Adam Woodworth made an actual flying Imperial speeder bike, and it is glorious. To make things even better, he put a camera in the stormtrooper’s … Continue reading

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6 Words That Everyone Pronounces Wrong

There are some words which people have a tendency to mispronounce over and over again. Over at Oxford Dictionaries Blog, they have a collection of six words that everyone pronounces wrong. These are: Espresso Sherbet Prescription Comptroller Nuclear Quinoa I … Continue reading

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Nouns That Are Always Plural

There are several nouns in the English language that are always plural. It’s one of those odd quirks that you don’t really realise until it is pointed out to you, at which point it seems exceedingly puzzling. These nouns are pluralia … Continue reading

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Map Showing Where Today’s Countries Would Be Located on Pangea

Where would today’s countries be located on Pangea? The map shown here (from Open Culture) gives a pretty good guess at it. It’s amazing to think that approximately 300 million years ago, all the countries and continents that we recognise … Continue reading

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Ultra High Definition Video From The International Space Station

“The view of life in space is getting a major boost with the introduction of 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video, providing an unprecedented look at what it’s like to live and work aboard the International Space Station. This important new … Continue reading

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