6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain
We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls. But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations. The Voynich Manuscript The Mystery: The Voynich manuscript is an ancient book that has thwarted all attempts at deciphering its contents.
Man uses a paper clip to barter for house
By Brian Bergstein, The Associated Press Kyle MacDonald had a red paper clip and a dream: Could he use the community power of the Internet to barter that paper clip for something better, and trade that thing for something else — and so on and so on until he had a house? After a cross-continental trading trek involving a fish-shaped pen, a town named Yahk and the Web's astonishing ability to bestow celebrity, MacDonald is getting close. He's up to one year's free rent on a house in Phoenix.
Couple in Colorado Decide to Build Their Own Tiny Dream Home Together
Over the years, house sizes in the United States have been doubling. However, couples like Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller have been realizing that size isn’t the most important thing about where you live. Instead, they, and others in the “small house movement,” know that efficiency and green living can be more important. Together, they decided to do something mind blowing – even though it is tiny.
How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns
Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you.
Why Good Products Don't Equal Success
Budding entrepreneur Andrew Strube had a stinky problem, so he wrote to us about it: "What do you do when you're an accidental entrepreneur and your idea is worth so much that several multimillion-dollar corporations jumped in and start designing around your concept before you ever have a chance to follow a business model? This has happened to me recently... I accidentally moved into a house that was inundated with stink bugs in 2009. After not being able to find a solution to stop the problem , I invented one... I am credited for inventing the world's first indoor stink buglight trap (www.stinkbugtrapsonline.com).
The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances. A comic about a glorious undersea creature. 20 years ago today my house burned down, so I wrote a comic about it My dog: the paradox How to suck at your religion An ode to the father of the electric age. I created a better curriculum for high school seniors. A tribute to rooster sauce. A kitty tries to outperform a solid internet connection. How to properly pet your kitty cat.
Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein
[Note: This list of Einstein quotes was being forwarded around the Internet in e-mail, so I decided to put it on my web page. I'm afraid I can't vouch for its authenticity, tell you where it came from, who compiled the list, who Kevin Harris is, or anything like that. Still, the quotes are interesting and enlightening.]
How to write a successful CV
Probably the first CV was written by Leonardo Da Vinci 500 years ago. You can view it here. Since then things have moved slightly on, and now it's essential to have a well presented professional CV, but still many graduates get this wrong. The following page will give you all the tips to make an impressive CV
Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not)
Sources: All of the information in this essay came from A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen, both of which uses primary sources such as eyewitness accounts, journal entries, and letters from Christopher Columbus himself. A very important note about Bartolomé de las Casas and the African slave trade This issue keeps coming up and, despite my footnotes, I keep seeing commentary about it so I'm going to address it here. Initially, Bartolomé de las Casas advocated the use of African slaves instead of native labor.
List of common misconceptions
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics.
20 Animals You Won't Believe Actually Exist. One of Them Will Haunt You Forever.
Posted Apr 24, by Val Liarikos The Red-Lipped Batfish walks around the bottom of the ocean floor walking on its fins. Yes, these things can walk. The Peacock Mantis Shrimp can deliver a punch that is just as powerful as a gunshot.
History of Nintendo
Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂株式会社, Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It was originally founded in 1889 to produce handmade hanafuda cards. It eventually became one of the most prominent figures in today's video game industry, being the world's largest video game company by revenue. Origin