Moving slabs [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]
The layer of the Earth we live on is broken into a dozen or so rigid slabs (called tectonic plates by geologists) that are moving relative to one another. "Historical perspective"
I went for a run after dinner tonight. It was a beautiful night. The moon was full and I wanted to unwind after a long week of work. I was responsible. I wore a bright, white vest so cars could see me.
How to grow a Rainbow Rose, Naturally
In 2004, two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J. Zandbergen, experimented and successfully grew a rose that had its petals rainbow colored. As petals get their nourishment through stem, the idea is to split the stem into several channels and dip each one in a different colored water. This way all the colors will be drawn by the stem into petals and resultant rose will have all the colors in it. The same method can be applied to other flowers especially to Chrysanthemum and Hydrangea.
20 Badass Famous Last Words
Some of the grandest, most controversial men in history have ended their lives with a poignant, biting farewell. Some laugh at death, others laugh at their killers, still others offer a culminating statement of wisdom. These colorful individuals ensured their fateful last words eloquently summarized their existences. 1.
Human Brain Responds To Animals, Cute Or Creepy
hide captionThe brain "seems to be specialized in alerting us to things that are emotionally important to us — either positive or because they're scary," a scientist says. iStockphoto.com The brain "seems to be specialized in alerting us to things that are emotionally important to us — either positive or because they're scary," a scientist says.
How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author
Five Lessons About How To Treat People -- Author Unknown 1. First Important Lesson - "Know The Cleaning Lady" During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke.
A diagram explaining the outcomes of the game The normal form matrix of rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock. Rows represent available choices for player 1, columns those for player 2.
Tattoo Quotes - Influential Mom Blogger, Parenting, Community
664.3K Amazing Shares Facebook 20 Pin It Share 236 236 Twitter 23 Google+ 11 StumbleUpon 664K Email -- Email to a friend 664.3K Amazing Shares × It’s one thing to read a quote, another to wear it around and live by it…check out these tattoos that remind you a daily mantra….would you ever get a tattoo of a quote? If so, what quote would you choose? Honestly, would you ever get this kind of quote in this location?
7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas
If you've ever had your penis cut off and/or been executed while on holiday, you'll probably know that it's easy to offend people from other cultures. Unless you learn the ways of the place you're visiting, even the most well-meaning tourist can regularly find his oesophagus stuffed with burning goat. But surely just plain common sense and good manners will save you, right? Wrong.
30 Habits that Will Change your Life - StumbleUpon
Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month.
$44.38 in Perspective
We recently received a donation of coins. In fact, it was literally hundreds of coins. The coins came from Ms. Mayo's 1st grade class at Whittier Elementary School.
How To Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | More… Here’s what a few folks have said about it: “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash“Filled with well-formed advice that applies to nearly any kind of work.”—Lifehacker.com“Immersing yourself in Steal Like An Artist is as fine an investment in the life of your mind as you can hope to make.”
What does 0^0 (zero raised to the zeroth power) equal? Why do mathematicians and high school teachers disagree
Clever student: I know! Now we just plug in x=0, and we see that zero to the zero is one! Cleverer student: No, you’re wrong! You’re not allowed to divide by zero, which you did in the last step.