Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wanted Dead & Alive: Schroedinger’s Cat

 Wanted Dead & Alive: Schroedingers Cat

From I Raff I Ruse, via Chris Mohney.

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Welcome to Accident Avenue

 Welcome to Accident Avenue

From Newslite, via OMG Facts.

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Monsters drawn on post-it notes

 Monsters drawn on post it notes

By Don Kenn, via Ffffound.

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Energy, illustrated

 Energy, illustrated

By Edward McGowan, via Ffffound.

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How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A fish.

From Craig Glassner, via Boing Boing.

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Action comics #1 in stained glass

 Action comics #1 in stained glass

By Man Or Monster? Studios, via Neatorama.

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Charles Schultz’s Batman

 Charles Schultzs Batman

Via This Isn’t Happiness.

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In rock-paper-scissors, you’re in a battle to resist the impulse to copy your opponent

So says a scientist: When playing rock-paper-scissors, you respond to unconscious stimuli from your opponent, and there’s some part of you that’s trying to copy what you think the other person is about to do.

Cook found that the players drew with each other more often when one of them could see (36.3% of the matches) than when both were blindfolded (33.3% of them). The latter figure was exactly the proportion of draws you’d expect if the players were choosing randomly; the former was significantly higher than chance.

From Not Exactly Rocket Science.

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Sure, the pizza box seems obvious now

 Sure, the pizza box seems obvious now

In the traditional story of the pizza box, Tom Monaghan’s pizza empire, Domino’s, developed the corrugated box in the early 1960s, marking a major advance in pizza technology. These wonder boxes could be stacked. They had vents. All around, the flatpacked, foldable corrugated pizza box was one of those small inventions that seem almost inevitable after someone comes up with it.

What’s fascinating is that many, many people were trying.

A short history of the pizza box by Alexis Madrigal, via The Dish.

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The squiggly knight says “run”

 The squiggly knight says run

I would probably listen to this guy.

By Rahmatozz, via Ffffound.

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