What Are The Odds? What are the odds?
What are the odds that you exist, as you, today? Author Ali Binazir attemps to quantify the probability that you came about and exist as you today, and reveals that the odds of you existing are almost zero. LET'S START SMALL What is the probability of your dad meeting your mom? Though the world was smaller 20 years ago, your dad could have met almost 200 million of its women (go dad!)
But over 25 years, he probably met around 10,000 women. BUT WE KNOW HOW TRICKY LOVE CAN BE. So far, the combines odds of you being here are: 1 in 40,000,000 That is about the size of the population of California. NOW THINGS ARE GOING TO GET PRETTY INTERESTING Why? What are the odds that the 1 egg... BUT WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED Because your existence here, now, and on planet earth presupposes another supremely unlikely and utterly undeniable chain of events.
What are the odds that you lineage remained unbroken for the length of human existence? How large is that number? (Weeeee!) 14 websites to make you a more intelligent person. UCB Physics Lecture Demonstrations. Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes Of All Time. Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time As judged by notoriety, creativity, and number of people duped.
On March 31, 1989 thousands of motorists driving on the highway outside London looked up in the air to see a glowing flying saucer descending on their city. Many of them pulled to the side of the road to watch the bizarre craft float through the air. The saucer finally landed in a field on the outskirts of London where local residents immediately called the police to warn them of an alien invasion. Soon the police arrived on the scene, and one brave officer approached the craft with his truncheon extended before him. When a door in the craft popped open, and a small, silver-suited figure emerged, the policeman ran in the opposite direction.
On 1 April 2008, the BBC announced that camera crews filming near the Antarctic for its natural history series had captured footage of Adélie penguins taking to the air. Pythagorean cup. Cross section Cross section of a Pythagorean cup.
A Pythagorean cup (also known as a Pythagoras cup, a Greedy Cup or a Tantalus cup) is a form of drinking cup that forces its user to imbibe only in moderation. Credited to Pythagoras of Samos, it allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If he fills the cup only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. DIY Bluray Laser Gun Video. Candle experiment Video. Www.primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/scale-of-universe-v1.swf. Global Food Disparity: A Photo Diary. In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" ("©Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com. Ten Speed Press, published in 2005) makes a relevant point with great irony: at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese.
In observing what six billion eat for dinner the authors note, "Today, more people are overweight than underweight. " It is these cultural differences, emphasized and reinforced by the author, which exemplifies the lifestyles and dietary habits of people around the world. You can buy the book here. Meet the The Manzo family of Sicily. Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07.
Happy 20th Birthday, Linux: 10 Cool Devices That Embrace You. The Linux operating system is not just for nerds.
Even though you may not realize it, chances are you probably have a version of Linux running right under your nose. It's found its way into a multitude of devices, both large and small. Today, Sept. 17, 2011, is the 20th anniversary of the date when the first Linux kernel (version 0.01) was released and uploaded to an FTP server by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki. Although Torvalds had been working on the code since April, 1991 (recognized by some as the birthday of Linux), it wasn't until September of that year that he released the first Linux kernel to the world. That early iteration consisted of a mere 10,239 lines of code. Fast-forward to the present day, where the Linux kernel 2.6.35 contains more than 13.5 million lines of code, and controls gadgets, devices and instruments you might never have expected.
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