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Greatest-park-bench-ever-31454-1280326662-16.jpg (JPEG Image, 283x732 pixels) The break of the curveball « Best Illusion of the Year Contest. 2009 First prize © 2009 Arthur Shapiro, Zhong-Lin Lu, Emily Knight, and Robert Ennis In baseball, a curveball creates a physical effect and a perceptual puzzle.

The break of the curveball « Best Illusion of the Year Contest

The physical effect (the curve) arises because the ball’s rotation leads to a deflection in the ball’s path. The perceptual puzzle arises because the deflection is actually gradual but is often perceived as an abrupt change in direction (the break). Our illusions suggest that the perceived “break” may be caused by the transition from the central visual system to the peripheral visual system. Why Teachers Drink — Dizzy Dee. Disclaimer: I have no regard whatsoever for my grammar in this post.

Why Teachers Drink — Dizzy Dee

Do not attack my grammar as opposed to my comment because as a former debater that will just piss me off and make you look stupid. Firstly, I’d like to say that some of the people are right, youth now seem not to give two shits about education and yes the education system in the US have drastically dropped in efficiency. But let’s be real, this isn’t anything new, there is a general culture of anti-intellectualism in our country among ALL US citizens, not just the youth.

Of course, it would be a sweeping generalization to say that most of the people in our country are unintelligent fucks, but let’s not criticize to the youth while half the politicians are hanging on to their common sense by a string. And how can you really blame kids for not caring about their education when the majority of them are put aside or ignored. And in a buisness world, what’s more valuable to know? Who doesn't like a blonde joke? A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank; she has the title, and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan.

18 Vintage Mugshots From The Twenties. I recently stumbled onto these amazing mugshots of Australian inmates of all kinds.

18 Vintage Mugshots From The Twenties

Whores, gangsters, fraudsters, and crooks of every kind circa 1920. The quality that these were restored to is nothing short of astounding, capturing every detail and quirk of each prisoner. With names like Silent Tom, De Gracy and Montague, this is a fascinating look into the criminal world of yesteryear. 17 more mugshots after the jump!

Pallo.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Skellig Michael – Mysterious Monastery in the Atlantic. Nine miles off the coast of County Kerry in the west of Ireland there are two small rocky islands peeking out of the Atlantic Ocean.

Skellig Michael – Mysterious Monastery in the Atlantic

The larger of the two, Skellig Michael, is home to something quite extraordinary – a 1400 year old monastery which only a handful of people get to see each year. As you approach the island there is little, seemingly, to notice. Yet closer inspection reveals the tell tale criss-cross of manmade paths. Who could possibly have wanted to live here – and when? It is thought that the monastery of Skellig Michael was founded at some point in the seventh century and monastic life persisted there for over 600 years. The name of the island is taken from the Irish language and means Michael’s Rock.

It is easy to imagine the early Irish Christian monks leading their extraordinarily spartan day to day existence here – to say that life would have been harsh for them is something of an understatement. 10 INCEPTION Fan Art: Minimalist Posters + Infographic of Dream Levels. Minimalist Star Wars Galaxy Posters. Minimalist Poster Design : 50 Maximalist Examples. American City of Future (1925) #2. BOBA FETT - NO DISINTEGRATIONS. Opo0328a.jpg (JPEG Image, 4000x2242 pixels) - Scaled (32%) Abandoned Technology Scattered Across The Globe. What would we do without technology?

Abandoned Technology Scattered Across The Globe

Often though, whether from disaster or lack of funding, celebrated technology becomes obsolete and is abandoned. Decay sets in to rust the disused places and objects which were once invaluable to us. Here are defunct and abandoned technologies such as power plants, amusement parks, factories, ships, aircraft, oil rigs, and military installations. Aircraft tower announcements. How to Stay Awake in Boring Meetings. This just popped up in my inbox. Archive » Free Comic Book Day 2009. Funny-life-photos14.jpg (JPEG Image, 610x458 pixels) 32232.jpg (JPEG Image, 1199x782 pixels) - Scaled (93. Mwcliffs_vetter_2000.jpg (JPEG Image, 2000x1219 pixels) - Scaled (60. Helpful Tyler Durden. How to nap. Pelotas.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) The 55 Funniest Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear from FOD Team.

We know that we're a little late to the game and that plenty of other websites have already posted best signs of the rally.

The 55 Funniest Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear from FOD Team

But this is the internet, and since we are a website on that internet, we are required to post this. So without further ado… Here are the 55 funniest signs from the Stewart/Colbert rally. Empire Magazine Celebrates 20 years of Movie Magic. Minimalist Posters. 50 Lessons Learned From Movies. Happy Monday!

50 Lessons Learned From Movies

I know it’s not always happy but today it is because Creatives Couples is back! I’m very excited because this one of two times you’ll be seeing the lovely Lisa Yoder, a developer from Philadephia, on the blog this week. Lisa currently works at Urban Outfitters as a developer and is married to the very talented Chad Ostrowski who is a Ruby developer at PipelineDeals. I’m extremely jealous of their double-developer power. While both my husband and are front-end developers, we definitely don’t get to focus on development as often as we’d love to. Linesuperfollow.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

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Bananas and Monkeys

(But the story appears to have some basis in fact.) Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Now, put away the cold water. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Hires.jpg (JPEG Image, 3000x2400 pixels) - Scaled (29%) Rock paper scissors. I don't really need to say anything. The 7 Players on Every LLWS Team. The Little League World Series is the unique World Series that includes teams from all over the world.

The 7 Players on Every LLWS Team

But no matter where the teams come from, they all include these 7 players. #1 — The Crier He was a valuable member of the team all tournament season. But now that they have advanced to the Little League World Series and are playing before thousands of people every game and millions more on ESPN, his little pre-teen emotions can't handle it. If he falls down a strike, he starts to tear up. Thankfully, The Crier's awful performance usually cuts into his playing time, because no one wants to see a 12-year-old kid piss his pants on national television. . #2 — The Giant Power Hitter. Eclipse_final_med.jpg (JPEG Image, 2200x1402 pixels) - Scaled (50%) Funny lol pictures. Aystein-Lunde-Ingvaldsen3.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024x579 pixels) Server-1.png.jpeg (JPEG Image, 400x509 pixels) This is america. 1 Vampire said at 8:10 pm on January 14th, 2011: This.

Is. Wonderful! Haha 2 supershala said at 12:53 am on January 17th, 2011: This got a good laugh outta me…especially the chicken one! 3 DreamTraveler said at 5:31 pm on January 17th, 2011: These are exceptions not the rule or at least that is what i want to think therefore this cant be America but even if it is, it’s so sad so sad… I do not blame the effects, i blame what caused them ! 4 greg said at 9:24 pm on January 17th, 2011: notice how most of them are black….. 5 Luke said at 9:31 pm on January 17th, 2011: 4unb7.jpg (JPEG Image, 1000x668 pixels) Ten Strange Places. At the summit of Mount Teide, one of the largest Island volcanoes in the World is the Las Cañadas caldera.

Ten Strange Places

The crater, which is an enourmous sixteen kilometres across, is a picture of what Hell might look like if it cooled a little. Sheer walls that formed when the caldera first collapsed encircle this dry and alien place. And, with an arrogance than can only be accepted as typical, humanity has built roads and observatories across this no mans land that is little more than a plug over a sleeping yet still active and very large volcano. When we visited it some years ago we were standing in the viewing gallery when the ground beneath our feet trembled and several windows suddenly cracked.

The sleeping giant was grumbling in its sleep. Online » Milwaukee’s Best Samurai. Referee-punches-player.jpg (JPEG Image, 615x410 pixels) 2f4cf15d4104f2e568125bd8eeba59f9.jpg (JPEG Image, 600x798 pixels) - Scaled (89%) In Catless Peace. You’re now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi! Stranger: You are in a room with exits north and south. There is a table with a piece of paper on it. What do you do? You: doodle on the paper for a bit. Stranger: You have no pen. You: i always have a sharpie. Stranger: You pull your trusty Sharpie out of your pocket and doodle some rabbits on the paper.

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Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2009 March 29 Signals of a Strange Universe Credit: High-Z Supernova Search Team, HST, NASA Explanation: Eleven years ago results were first presented indicating that most of the energy in our universe is not in stars or galaxies but is tied to space itself.

In the language of cosmologists, a large cosmological constant is directly implied by new distant supernovae observations. Pandahate.gif (GIF Image, 320x240 pixels) f41_24970999.jpg (JPEG Image, 990x613 pixels) Stellar_bh_ill.jpg (JPEG Image, 800x600 pixels) 2010_08_05_14_37_romario_freevar_com_sv_69.jpg (JPEG Image, 640x471 pixels) Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool. LMS - HEX - Price Tag Fails. 10 Best Ad Campaigns "Life's too short for the wrong job" What Is Globalization? Finally, a definition of globalization that one can understand and to which we now can relate: Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

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