Category Archives: Ramblings

Why It’s Impossible To Pull Apart Interleaved Phone Books

“People, trucks and even military tanks have tried and failed the task of pulling apart two phone books lying face up with their pages interleaved, like a shuffled deck of cards. While physicists have long known that this must be … Continue reading

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Real Life First Person Shooter (Chatroulette Version)

“We created a live action first-person zombie shooter in our garden – then invited unsuspecting people on Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype to take control…” (YouTube) This is a great video, and also surprisingly amusing. It’s funny how clueless some people are, and you … Continue reading

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A World Of Languages

A world of languages is an interesting infographic from SCMP: “There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother  tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep? Most likely not, but even if you are, are you sleeping naturally? The above image, from Scientific American, was created by Dwayne Godwin and drawn by Jorge Cham, of PHD Comics fame, and briefly explains … Continue reading

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The True Purpose Of Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts And FreeCell

Solitaire. Minesweeper. Hearts. FreeCell. All games that came bundled with Microsoft Windows, and all of them are supremely addictive in their “one-more-game” capacity. What’s really interesting though is that none of them were included to be purely played as a … Continue reading

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Old Spice – And So It Begins

If you want an advert done well, you need look no further than the ones created for Old Spice. And So It Begins is the start of a great battle between Isaiah and Terry, a great battle between great men, … Continue reading

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Financial Times 404 Page Not Found

The Financial Times is experimenting with 404 pages, and they’re awesome. My favourite is the one shown above, where they explain why the page wasn’t found, using various economic terms. They have a selection of different pages available (just keep … Continue reading

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