Back to a favourite stomping ground – aliens and space – and this cartoon happens to be the perfect lead into the topic of black holes. Cool, huh!
Many of you know my affinity with all things astronomical in nature and black holes are up there in my favourite top space wonders of the universe. So tell me, have you ever wondered about the humble black hole and what would happen if you ever had the misfortune of getting sucked into one? Well, you wouldn’t be the first to have wondered. In fact, there are many scientists who dedicate their time to understanding more about the black hole and some of them conduct thought experiments to theorise what would actually happen to someone entering the hole of no return. Many thought experiments have been undertaken and there are three versions that I’m particularly fond of.
If you’re a wee bit curious, click on here to download your very own black hole (yes, I’m not joking this time), along with the thought experiment details. All you need is a computer, printer, scissors and sticky tape and you could be the proud owner of your very own black hole in less than 5 minutes! (Hang on, why are you still reading? You should be in print mode by now).
Hey, and if you enjoy that, come and visit my fun space website. I call it Cosmic Caboodle and if full of, you guessed it – aliens and space stuff.
In the mean time, let me know what you thought of the black hole download above.
When confronted with a blank canvas and no funny ideas to draw, I take the ostrich approach… I stick my head deep into the sand and just let the cartoon get on with the job without me.
When was the last time you stuck your head in the sand?
Here’s a bit of trivia that’s possibly new to you…
Did you know there is a world RPS Society? No, not joking and they take the sport quite seriously. Their mission is as follows:
“The World RPS Society is dedicated to the promotion of Rock Paper Scissors as a fun and safe way to resolve disputes. We feel that conserving the roots of RPS is essential for the growth and development of the game and the players…”
What’s even more interesting is the history of this group.
“The Paper Scissors Stone Club was founded in London, England in 1842 immediately following the issuance of the 1842 law declaring “any decision reached by the use of the process known as Paper Scissors Stone between two gentleman acting in good faith shall constitute a binding contract. Agreements reached in this manner are subject to all relevant contract and tort law.” The law was seen as a slap in the face to the growing number of enthusiasts who played it strictly as a recreational activity, since for many constables it was taken to mean that the game could not be played simply for sport. The club was founded and officially registered to provide an environment free from the long arm of the law where enthusiasts could come together and play for honour.”
A little bit interested in this group? Check out their website.
- Here are the basic rules, including illustrations for the correct hand signals
- Check out the 2009 world championships post
- Better still, run a tournament yourself by investing in the tournament guide
- FAQ and if your answer isn’t here, then head to the Billboard and post a question
- If you’re now converted to the wonders of RPS, then show your love and buy a T-shirt from their online store
So are you in?
Google’s definition for innovate is
…make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products
Well, you could argue the cartoon meets the definition, but perhaps not quite the intent. However, it is probably this very loose definition that has allowed this word to become the latest buzz word in the workplace. How many company vision statements, business strategy plans and team meetings splash this word about with gay abandon these days, in the hope of reaping the benefits that successful innovation can bring to a business?
So tell me this, if innovation is our workplace salvation, then why do so many companies fail when it comes to the actual undertaking of innovation? In Diana Kander’s TED Talk Our approach to innovation is dead wrong she proposes an unconventional business approach to this challenge and in her innovation experiments with MBA students vs kindergarten kids, guess who wins?
Let me know what you think
PS. And then for a bit of fun, play the workplace bingo game with this freebie I made a couple of years back. Who would have thought office buzz words could be so much fun!
I think for me, ‘thinking outside the box’ has become the new ‘why did the chicken cross the road’. So many opportunities for a fun and quirky interpretation.
But back to our humble chicken… Yet again I’ve troweled the internet to find the best of the best chicken jokes (by the way, Google provided me with a choice of 3.68 million options). So, rather than providing you with bog standard, Top 10 best ever why did the chicken cross the road jokes, I’ve found a highly intellectual take on the subject in question. Drum roll please…
Harvard University physics department has dedicated a page to answering the question through the mouths of famous physicists. From Einstein, to Sagan, to Pascal – they’re all in there. Enjoy!
So what’s your favourite chicken joke?
I declare today, the day of fish!
In honour of fish everywhere, here are a few tributes
- One Fish, two fish… (Warning: contains toilet humour)
- Fish evolution, Take 1
- Fish evolution, Take 2
- Take 3, and 4 and 5
And a few of my favourites.. The wishing well – perspective on life through the eyes of a wishing well fish
And to top the celebrations is our one of most loved freebies, Go Fish
What day would you like to declare?
In the interest of research for this cartoon you’ll be pleased to know that I wasted my time, not yours, with the sole mission of finding the best of the very best in street signage. And I’m not talking about the bog standard funny signs you get when you simply type ‘funny signs’ into Google. No, I’m talking about witty, thought provoking signs, that you would have to trawl down to page 23,459 of Google, because that’s where you find the true gems of the internet.
What makes this find a bonus (at least for me), is that it’s by an Australian artist, Michael Peterson. Not only is his street signage clever, but it is a wonderful example of Australian humour…So, are you now just a wee bit curious?
If you want a smile the instant you click on the link, then this is the link for you.
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