Things tagged random:
All of the English dialogue in “Star Wars”, split into words, and sorted alphabetically.
There are no rules in skateboarding. Gou’s part from Heroin’s Video Nasty is one of a kind.
For many, a trip to Disney is the holiday of a lifetime, but what if you decided to spend your lifetime at Disney?
There is a select group of people for whom this idea is no fantasyland, but a reality.
The Walt Disney Company has created a gated community known as Golden Oak - named after the company’s California ranch.
Brains are strange:
Smarter Every Day also did a video on this
Only copy I can find of this anymore.
More than you’ve ever wanted to know about the Sierpinski triangle, or “The sierpinski triangle page to end most sierpinski triangle pages ™”
The human palate is arguably the weakest of the five traditional senses. This raises an important question regarding wine tasting: is it bullshit, or is it complete and utter bullshit?
Continuing my posting on the Fermi paradox:
Most people take it for granted that we have yet to make contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. Trouble is, the numbers don’t add up. Our Galaxy is so old that every corner of it should have been visited many, many times over by now. No theory to date has satisfactorily explained away this Great Silence, so it’s time to think outside the box. Here are eleven of the weirdest solutions to the Fermi Paradox.
Dan Kois in the NYT Magazine:
Every so often, a city becomes a crucible of innovation for a particular musical form: a place where circumstances conspire to create a very special creative flowering; where mad geniuses push one another to innovate further and further beyond where anyone thought they could go. Seattle, 1990. The Bronx, 1979. Memphis, 1954. These moments changed American entertainment.
But what if a musical revolution wasn’t in grunge, or hip-hop, or rock ’n’ roll? What if it was in karaoke? Is it possible that one of the most exciting music scenes in America is happening right now in Portland, and it doesn’t feature a single person playing an actual instrument?