Is hell exothermic? I do not know who originally wrote this but it is a classic. A thermodynamics professor had written a take home exam for his graduate students. It had one question: "Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with a proof." Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant. 57 maps that will challenge what you thought you knew about the world THERE’S SO MUCH MORE to the world than we can usually glean from a map of a place. Sure, you’ve got the political and topographical maps we’re all familiar with, and from those we can see the boundaries we’ve created and those that were naturally imposed…but what about burning questions like, “How does my country rate on the global attractiveness scale,” or “Where are all the redheads of the world hiding?” Thanks to the wealth of data floating around for free use on the internet, with these maps we visual learners can finally get a better sense of the global scheme of things, and perhaps find answers to several questions we never even thought of asking.
The Egg The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. A DIALOGUE WITH SARAH, AGED 3: IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOUR DAD IS A CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, ASKING “WHY” CAN BE DANGEROUS SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower? DAD: Yes, I was in the shower. SARAH: Why? DAD: I was dirty. The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted." Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.
Sweden recognises new file-sharing religion Kopimism 5 January 2012Last updated at 08:49 ET File-sharing is a religious ceremony according to the church leader A "church" whose central tenet is the right to file-share has been formally recognised by the Swedish government. The Church of Kopimism claims that "kopyacting" - sharing information through copying - is akin to a religious service. The "spiritual leader" of the church said recognition was a "large step". But others were less enthusiastic and said the church would do little to halt the global crackdown on piracy. 30 Clever Gadgets Every Geek Should Have ~ Bionic Goodies We all have tons of things at home that are compulsive buys, or just straight up decorations that have no use other than to look good. This sweet bike pizza cutter is both functional and nice to look at. This is the Fixie Pizza Cutter and it does a hell of a job cutting up your pizza to enjoy or just sitting there to look fancy.
Forums > 50 Things Girls should Know about Guys One of my friends sent this to me, and I posted it on my xanga. The guys that saw it said that most of them are very true. 50 Things Girls should Know about Guys: 1. Guys hate sluts. 100 Great Movies Every Guy MUST See 100 great films for every guy to see. Send your wife/girlfriend out to the salon to get her nails done and sit back to enjoy some amazingly manly movies. For years now men have had to suffer in silence when taking their girlfriend or wife to the cinema. How often do you get to see that new Jackie Chan movie? And how often does she get to watch the latest 18th century drama epic? I'm guessing the epic gets the nod over the guy movie every single time!
The memo that 'proves aliens landed at Roswell'... released online by the FBI By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 07:37 GMT, 11 April 2011 A bizarre memo that appears to prove that aliens did land in New Mexico prior to 1950 has been published by the FBI. The bureau has made thousands of files available in a new online resource called The Vault. Among them is a memo to the director from Guy Hottel, the special agent in charge of the Washington field office in 1950. Proof of (alien) life? A copy of the 1950 memo that recounts the discovery of flying saucers and aliens in New Mexico.
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» Overclock Your Reading Speed This is a guest post from Kim Roach of The Optimized Life. In today’s Information Age, reading is now a prerequisite for success in life. In fact, many presidents, including Kennedy, have required their staff to take speed reading lessons. Brian Tracy, a best-selling author, points out that just 1 hour per day of reading will make you an international expert in your chosen field within 7 years. If you’re looking to increase your learning rate while decreasing your effort, speed reading is a method you should consider studying. Real food!!! You have the right to remain silent. Being polite these days... Freud's Breakthrough.