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Archive for December 2011

Here are all the posts written in 2011 December.

If browsers were guns

If browsers were guns

No really … what if browsers were guns ? Make sure you scroll all the way down ūüôā

A Well-Planned Retirement

A Well-Planned Retirement

Outside England’s Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were ¬£1 for cars ($1.40), ¬£5 for busses (about $7).   Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, […]

Dry Water

Dry Water

Dry water, also known as “powdered water”, is a solidified form of water, where water droplets are surrounded by a sandy silica coating. Dry water actually consists of 95 percent liquid water, but the silica coating prevents the water droplets from combining and turning back into a liquid. The result is a white powder that […]

Spirolaterals

Spirolaterals

Imagine you have a little robot that holds a pencil. Set it down on a sheet of paper and give it these instructions: Move forward 3 units and turn right. Move forward 1 unit and turn right. Move forward 2 units and turn left. Move forward 1 unit and turn left. Move forward 2 units […]

A little girl on a plane

A little girl on a plane

A congressman was seated in first class next to a little girl on an airplane. He turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”   The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total […]