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Ghost Quiz In 1885, Cecilia Garrett Smith and a friend were experimenting with automatic writing using a primitive Ouija board on which a planchette was guided by a visiting “spirit.” “We got all sorts of nonsense out of it, sometimes long doggerel rhymes with several verses,” but the prophecies they asked for were rarely answered. When they asked who the guiding spirit was, the planchette wrote that his name was Jim and that he had been Senior Wrangler at Cambridge. Intrigued, they asked Jim to write the equation describing the heart-shaped planchette they were using, and they received this response: This they interpreted as , which J.W.

Hawaiian Angelfish And I found in my mail....a nice surprize - " Just wanted you let you know, in your article on angelfish in the odd-pics section, only the picture on the left is a female masked angelfish, Genicanthus personatus , the other two are different species. So where ever you took these pictures from has it wrong too. (Note..I took 'em down. Surfing The Apocalypse FEBRUARY 2000 The following item was placed for sale to the highest bidder at the online auction site Ebay. A SURFING THE APOCALYPSE exclusive interview with the new owner of the painting can be found following the copy of the ad. Here is the unedited text of the original ad. Photos that appeared in the ad are also included but have been resized/positioned to fit the page. They do appear in the original order This auction is nearing the end.

Blonde hedgehog This is Alfie, who is not an albino hedgehog but a rare blond. The young lady is Bryony, who rescued him from almost certain death and has a very cool name. Jeanette Evans, of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society said few blonde hedgehogs had ever been spotted on mainland Britain because their coloring led to very early death wither because of rejection by Mom or their high visibiliy to predators, who thought they were Vanilla. "Blonde hedgehogs are a genetic variant. They are found in abundance only on the Channel Island of Alderney, where a pair was introduced in the 1960s."

Ausweis Ausweis A Reality-Hacking Experiment. The world's changing. An Essay by Einstein "How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. 8 Artists Who Poured Their Heart and Soul Into Their Work (Also: Their Blood and Urine) All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art. 1.

This Guy is Amazing 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings By Trompe Loeil (trick-of-the- eye) artist John Pugh Main Street, Los Gatos , California. Even the woman peering into the ruin is part of the mural. Taylor Hall, California State University, Chico , California . Image evolution What is this? A simulated annealing like optimization algorithm, a reimplementation of Roger Alsing's excellent idea. The goal is to get an image represented as a collection of overlapping polygons of various colors and transparencies. We start from random 50 polygons that are invisible. In each optimization step we randomly modify one parameter (like color components or polygon vertices) and check whether such new variant looks more like the original image. If it is, we keep it, and continue to mutate this one instead.