Ever done the nine dot puzzle to test your lateral thinking capabilities? The goal of the puzzle is to link all 9 dots using four straight lines or fewer, without lifting the pen and without tracing the same line more than once.
For the answer, zip to wiki.
I don’t know where the myth concerning elephants standing after they die came from. Various theories are out there, but I couldn’t find any evidence on Google. Here is Tyler’s theory on the subject.
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It never ceases to amaze me the different types of business opportunities people pursue – fashion accessories for your pet hermit crab
Here are three takes on the corner office
- that’s my kind of corner office – all it needs it a beer fridge
- Not for those scared of heights
- Google Zurich – who would of thought the Swiss would get into the humorous aspect of work
No sooner, do I post a cartoon on the amazing speed of Neutrinos, then things all change.
It looks like the Photons are fighting back, supporting Einstein and his theory on relativity and claiming the prize for being the fastest in the Universe. CERN released a press statement in February indicating that a faulty cable may be the reason for the faster than light speed measurements taken from our little friends the Neutrinos. See the UK Daily Mail for a non scientific explanation. (I decided not to link the official CERN site press release as it was a bit heavy reading, but possibly more technically precise).
Carnivorous plants are also called insectivorous plants. (What’s with insectivorous? – an unimaginative biologist trying to come up with a new word or something?). Bet they never heard of the Nepenthes Rajah. It is known to prey on small reptiles and animals and has a ‘belly’ capacity of 3.5 litres. Here’s an image I found on the web.
I loved setting up dominoes as a child – pity I couldn’t put any of it onto youtube back then. Here are two short videos I found (sorry, they come with ads they’re so popular)
- 14,000 piece domino fall, plus bonus kitty cat (must have locked him up during the set up)
- An Angry Bird take on falling dominoes
- This FlippyCat has way too much time on his hands
It never ceases to amaze me what one can find on the web. Did you know the origins of this idiom/expression? It was a poem written in 1957 by Stevie Smith. It’s called Not waving but Drowning.
Whilst playing farm yard animals with my daughter a few weeks back, she asked me if I wanted a glass of milk. Naturally keen to demonstrate a positive attitude towards all things wholesome and healthy I replied ‘yes please!’ She proceeded to squeeze the soft toy’s tummy over an empty cup. I decided to take it one step further in this cartoon and add the shake.