|At least Po is easier to spell than Kaczynski. source|
"In general the average size of the male organ was found to possess strong predictive power on the issues pertaining to economic development." This and other gems can be found in this research study from the University of Helsinki.
Fun science fact of the day: about 15% of snails survive being eaten by birds and are pooped out alive. I wonder if they'd make an excellent escargot in the same way that fancy coffee is made from bird-pooped beans?
Speaking of laying cable, Greg's Cable Map reveals undersea communication cables. Instead of undersea, on your head.
Seems like everyone's computer uses two screens now, but a laptop? The GScreen Spacebook comes with two 17.3 inch displays.
|A comparison of paintings by Mondrian (left) and Rothko (right). The two pictorial graphs plot brightness horizontally and saturation vertically. Source|
How to teach math to artists.
Even though it's hard to reduce art to a number, here's another attempt. This time they've ranked poets by beard weight, from Walt Whitman to Samuel Morse. Several authors share their personal rules for writing fiction. "Only bad writers think that their work is really good."
|Awesome photo of the SR-71. Source: Code One Magazine|
Who's planning on attending the Business of Software this October in Boston? If you're still on the fence, check out this presentation from last year's event in which Rob Walling talks about what should be the number one goal of your website and how to properly conduct email marketing. Because you may not want to spend 50+ minutes watching this video I'll reveal one tidbit. The goal of your website is to create repeat visitors because they're much more likely (4x-16x) to buy than a first time visitor unless your product costs less than about $20. There are also good, concrete tips in here for your email campaign like the words not to include in the subject line.
|Read it and weep: Belief in Evolution vs. National Wealth. source|
For the programmers: Nature-Inspired Programming Recipes. Need some good f*cking design advice? (I have no idea why I left out the u.) Public service announcement: Are you raising a douchebag? Only the biggest fans will enjoy this Star Wars and techno mashup called The Dark Side.
Altoids tins. What's up with that stupid piece of paper inside? The first thing I do is yank that out and throw it away. Here are 22 ways to butch-up an Altoids tin, from first aid to a portable stove.
|DuPont's chart of popular car colors has been getting around a lot lately. My car's black, the #2 most popular color in the U.S. and the world making me unoriginal. source|
A Facebook investor tosses off great sound bytes in this video about why social is over. A few examples: Microsoft is toast, the iPad is the most important device since the IBM PC, and he really crazy loves HTML5.
DO NOT watch this video for winky winky wawa unless you like sophomoric cartoon singalongs with "poo" in the lyrics.
...and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot