Archive for the 'Fun' Category

Bok BOK!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The Bloggess: And that’s why you should learn to pick your battles. By Jenny Lawson, June 21, 2011.

This is an old blog entry, but apparently it’s famous, at least in some circles.

“Whoa, there’s colors!”

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

PhyiscsGirl: Can you see this type of light? (YouTube, 9:45min) “Polarized light is an unusual form of light. Can humans see when light is polarized?”

By the way, you can train yourself into seeing the polarization of light. The video mentions staring at a lcd screen for a while and tilting your head to see Haidinger’s brush. You can do the same thing with the sky on a clear day. After practicing this for a bit, you’ll be able to detect the polarization of the sunlight easier and easier.

Auf deutsch heißt das Phänomen übrigens Haidinger-Büschel.

Return of the Floppies

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Paweł Zadrożniak: Cover of Imperial March by computer hardware orchestra. (YouTube, 1:50min) The sober title doesn’t do the music justice.

Here’s how Paweł Zadrożniak built his “orchestra”: Return of the Floppies. He has videos of dozens and dozens of songs, the most recent is Africa by Toto.

Link via MetaFilter.

Eeee-heeeee-heeeeeeee… Crack!

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Physics Girl: How I broke a wine glass with my voice (using science!) “If you sing at a wine glass at its exact resonant frequency, you can break the glass without the help of a speaker! Learn the physics behind that.”

Same procedure as last year? Same procedure as every year, James!

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Mit Traditionen soll man ja bekanntlich nicht brechen. Wer heute aber keine 10 Minuten Zeit hat, um sich das ganze Stück anzuschauen, dem sei Dinner for one in 30 seconds ans Herz gelegt.

Guten Rutsch!