Mistaken Identity | Futility Closet - StumbleUpon In 1903, a prisoner named Will West arrived at Leavenworth. The record clerk took the photographs above and, thinking he remembered West, asked whether he had been there before. West said no. The clerk took some measurements, went to the file, and produced this record, bearing the name William West: Amazed, the prisoner said, “That’s my picture, but I don’t know where you got it, for I know I have never been here before.” Incredibly, this was true. The case became a strong argument in favor of the new science of fingerprinting.
It is possible to understand Engineers - Where theres a will, theres a way. - StumbleUpon Understanding Engineers #1 Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice, The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway." Understanding Engineers #2 To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. Understanding Engineers #3 A priest, an ophthalmologist, and an engineer were golfing one morning behind a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? The doctor chimed in,"I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" The priest said, "Here comes the greens keeper. He said, "Hello, George. The greens keeper replied, "Oh, yes. They were silent for a moment.
i am neurotic. Viking navigation Interestingly, in the late 40's the US National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) developed a Sky Compass based on the same principle. It was inspired by a previous "twilight compass" developed by Dr. A. H. When Ramskou originally proposed this theory, it was well received and widely accepted by the general public and also by the scientific community, and remained so for more than two decades. However, the image of the Vikings in a quest of faith into mysterious and dangerous seas, following west the light from the sky viewed through a magic crystal, has its obvious romantic appeal . . . Some references T. "Sky Compass," Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 20, p.460, June 1949 H. R. Curt Roslund and Claes Beckman, "Disputing Viking navigation by polarized skylight", Applied Optics, Vol. 33, No. 21, p.4754, July 1994. Bradley E.
7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest. Even though these great teachers have passed on, their words still live, and in them their wisdom. 1. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” - Lawrence J. In order for us to achieve our dreams, we must have a vision of our goals. Action: Visualize a life of your wildest dreams. 2. “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson The best way to learn something is to dive right in to it. Action: You must define your fears in order to conquer them. 3. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Our thoughts determine our reality. Action: Create a list of your intentions and desires. 4. Action: Realize that happiness is a choice. 5. 6. 7. Courtesy of IlluminatedMind.net
What children’s drawings would look like if it were painted realistically The Monster Engine is one of those projects that make me love the Internet for its ability to expose amazing creative talent to a worldwide audience. Illustrator Dave DeVries started with a simple question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically? In his own words: It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. The Monster Engine is the 48-page outcome from that curiosity, and it looks wonderful. I project a child’s drawing with an opaque projector, faithfully tracing each line. Below are some of my favorite illustrations from the project. Buy “The Monster Engine” on Amazon.
One man's soap nightmare | The Lost Boy This is so funny I actually cried when I read it. It's an exchange between a guy staying in a London hotel and the staff of the hotel. The letters were sent to The Sunday Times. Dear Maid,Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroom since I have brought my own bath-sized Imperial Leather. Dear Room 635, I am not your regular maid. The 6 bars on your shelf I took out of your way and put on top of your Kleenex dispenser in case you should change your mind. My instructions from the management are to leave 3 soaps daily. Kathy, Relief Maid Dear Maid.I hope you are my regular maid.Apparently Kathy did not tell you about my note to her concerning the little bars of soap.When I got back to my room this evening, found you had added 3 little Camays to the shelf under my medicine cabinet.I am going to be here in the hotel for two weeks and have brought my own bath-size Imperial Leather, so I won't need those 6 little Camays, which are on the shelf. Dear Mr. Thank you.
8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating - StumbleUpon “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals. Mike made a shift about every thirty seconds between all of the above. Do you know a person like this? The Science Behind Concentration In the above account, Mike’s obviously stuck in a routine that many of us may have found ourselves in, yet in the moment we feel it’s almost an impossible routine to get out of. When we constantly multitask to get things done, we’re not multitasking, we’re rapidly shifting our attention. Phase 1: Blood Rush Alert When Mike decides to start writing his History essay, blood rushes to his anterior prefrontal cortex. Phase 2: Find and Execute