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For those interested: The US Department of Health and Human Services has put together a great website documenting the impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic in the US.
This is really awesome T_T *history nerding*
A short history of the animated GIF in claymation.
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@StephenFry in #Gadgetman
who said perfect shows don’t exist? i’m a huge fan of technology and i love mr. fry’s approach to everything, so this is just perfect. adore the way it’s filmed and very much appreciate the choice of background music. it’s everything any technology appreciator would love. highly recommended if you like awesome.
ps: bonus, his glorious moustache and beard.
thanks to meshari’s link (via twitter), i now know about this. john green started an english literature crash course.
a couple of people asked about the windows shell post, i’m not sure how i can explain it but here’s an ace post that sums it all perfectly.
I think this link could be very useful for all those who love/hate science and mathematics. All equations are presented in a neat way, which makes it easier to memorize and use. You can check out the site for mathematics, chemistry and art? I’m not saying completely rely on this, but it’s pretty darn handy whilst studying, specially for visual learners. I did my O-levels and I really wish I had this. Also, grown ups can use this to tutor youngsters.
wonders of the universe - recommended by falhabeeb, watched one episode and plan on watching the rest today
brainiac - it has always been my favorite, for it’s sense of humor and experiements relveant to everyday life
cosmos - carl sagan, enough said
bad universe - this show is very recent, but also has a pretty darn good way of explaining theories. hosted by phil plait the man behind ‘bad astronomy’.
What would happen if everyone on Earth jumped at exactly the same time?
If everyone on Earth stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they would occupy an area roughly the size of Los Angeles — about 500 square miles. Now imagine if every single one of them jumped. Together. All at the same time. What would happen?
The answer? Basically squat. Humans — even in exceptionally large numbers — are small fry relative to the Earth (in the latest installment of his What If? series, XKCD’s Randall Munroe explains that Earth outweighs humans by a factor of over ten trillion); but as this highly entertaining video from vsauce makes clear, sometimes the physics behind the question is more interesting than the answer itself. Let Michael Stevens run you through the physics of global-population-sized jumps, including a cameo by none other than Felicia Day!
[Via Bad Astronomy]