If the USA were to return to the rates of incarceration we had in the 1970s, we...– Tell me one statistic - about anything - that will blow me away : AskReddit (via nickdouglas)
Pizza Hut offered online ordering 4 years before Google existed– 200 Years of the Advertising Business in One Handy Infographic | Adweek (via interestingsnippets)
There are 308,745,538 people in the United States... →
Spell It Out: 16 Abbreviated Company Names...
mentalflossr: Dozens of companies use acronyms or initials in their names, but how well do you know what the abbreviated letters mean? Let’s take a look at the etymologies behind a few abbreviated company names. 1. CVS Sorry, drugstore fans, there aren’t three fatcat pharmacists with these initials running around out there. When the pharmacy chain was founded in Lowell, MA in 1963, it was...
historyfound: Check out this map of the geography of faith across history. You can see the spread of 5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds. This video’s got an easy-to-follow timeline on a subject that’s so large scale it’s often tricky for students to wrap their minds around.
Science magazine has named their top scientific... →
youmightfindyourself: Science and its publisher, AAAS, have recognized this first quantum machine as the 2010 Breakthrough of the Year. They have also compiled nine other important scientific accomplishments from this past year into a top 10 list, appearing in a special news feature in the journal’s 17 December 2010 issue. Additionally, Science news writers and editors have chosen to...
I see the world through book-coloured glasses.:... →
… … … … … This is England. … … This is Scotland. … This is Wales. This is Great Britain. 3 Different countries, Scotland, England and Wales. Not JUST England. England is IN Great Britain. And this is the United Kingdom. England, Scotland, Wales and…
Mental Math Tricks to Impress Your Friends →
inspiri: Why do they not teach this in school?!
Forget Brainstorming →
toldorknown: Brainstorming in a group became popular in 1953 with the publication of a business book, Applied Imagination. But it’s been proven not to work since 1958, when Yale researchers found that the technique actually reduced a team’s creative output: the same number of people generate more and better ideas separately than together. None of us are as dumb as all of us. (via...
Drowning doesn't look like drowning →
seltzerlizard: kaffeineme: blanddiva11: chiclet: (via mcfandrew) Thank you for sharing. I hope others will take a few minutes to read this. If you have children, please read this. Or even if you don’t have kids. This was completely news to me. One of my biggest fears and I didn’t know this. Please take a minute to read it. Worthwhile reading for anyone, and very illuminating. If...
List of unexplained sounds - Wikipedia, the free... →
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100 Blogs Every Science Student Should Subscribe... →
poptech: Get reading! (We were so impressed by the first 50 suggestions that we were planning on posting this list even before we realized that we were included!)
Every Calvin and Hobbes ever with full text search →
66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home: In Containers,... →
Where to read science news online.
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Why you've never really heard the "Moonlight"... →
fuckyeahclassical: During the 19th century, Viennese pianos were noted for their lightness of touch and tone and British pianos for a more robust build, touch, and sound; French pianos lay somewhere between. Within those parameters of local taste, each maker had a distinctive style and a proprietary bag of tricks. For one example, Mozart’s favorite maker, Walter, would leave his soundboards...
Days 'shorter after Chilean earthquake' →
bitchville: The earthquake that killed more than 700 people in Chile probably shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened the day, Bloomberg reported. The day was reduced by 6.8 microseconds and shifted the axis by about 2.3 milliarcseconds.
How to Build Your Dream →
azspot: In the age of democratized industry, every garage is a potential micro-factory, every citizen a potential micro-entrepreneur. Here’s how to transform a great idea into a great product. 1) INVENT Stop whining about the dearth of cool products in the world — dream up your own. Pro tip: Check the US Patent and Trademark Office Web site to ensure no one else had the idea first. 2) DESIGN...
11 Surprising Sneezing Facts
missmelanie: 1. “Sneezes start in your nerves,” says Neil Kao, MD, an allergy and asthma specialist at the Allergic Disease and Asthma Center in Greenville, S.C. Everyone’s nervous system is basically wired in the same way, Kao explains. But signals traveling along nerves can take slightly different paths to and from the brain, resulting in different sneeze scenarios from person to...
m-altruism: The average life span of an umbrella is under two years. There is a city called Rome in every continent. A donkey will sink in quick sand, while a mule will not. 4,000 people are injured by tea pots every year. The McDonald’s™ at Toronto’s ‘SkyDome’ is the only McDonald’s™ locationthat sells hot dogs One million $1 bills weighs 1 ton In an average day, a four year old child...