Archive for July, 2011

July 15th, 2011 - 5:05 am § in Uncategorized

Modem from 1964

I really never thought I’d see anything like this. This man loads up the front page of Wikipedia through a modem made in 1964. I didn’t even know they had Wikipedia in 1964. (For the record, that was a joke.)[...]

July 14th, 2011 - 5:25 am § in Uncategorized

Animal Sounds around the World

I had heard a few times before that people in different countries have very different sounds with which to imitate animals, but I didn’t see the proof until now. Now you will know how to describe the sounds of various animals in Japan, Indonesia, Germany and Italy.[...]

July 13th, 2011 - 5:30 am § in Uncategorized

The Known Universe

A very clear and eye-opening representation of the Universe as we know it. No narration here, just a detailed visual representation of what we have learned about the universe, with a few shown facts about the history of our exploration of space.[...]

July 12th, 2011 - 5:37 am § in Uncategorized

A Font for Dyslexics.

A neat little video here that will teach you a few things about Dyslexia. It will also show you about a new font that will be much more accessible for people with Dyslexia.[...]

July 11th, 2011 - 5:45 am § in Uncategorized

Chicken Head Tracking

This is possibly the coolest thing a barnyard animal can do. Watch in amazement as this chicken does what only the best human dancers have been able to accomplish.[...]

July 8th, 2011 - 5:46 am § in Uncategorized

Kinetic Sculpter

I never knew kinetic sculptures existed but they’re quite extraordinary. We can learn a lot about mechanical mobility by studying these intricate devises that operate only by being pushed.[...]

July 7th, 2011 - 5:19 am § in Uncategorized

James Randi explains Homeopathy

A very interesting lecture on the 4 basics of homeopathy. Quite an eye-opening and unsettling look at some of the origins of medicine.[...]

July 6th, 2011 - 5:31 am § in Uncategorized

Graph Theory explained with more snakes.

Another video by the always interesting Vihart here. This time she explains a theory I had never heard of called “Graph Theory.” You might not catch everything she says the first time around, but this video is definitely worth the multiple views. I guess this proves that sometimes doodli[...]

July 5th, 2011 - 5:08 am § in Uncategorized

The UK, Great Britain and England explained.

In honor of it no longer being Independence Day, I figure it’s a good time to learn exactly what’s going on with the British Isles and when to use what name to describe which countries. Confusing, I know. Hopefully this video will help.[...]

July 4th, 2011 - 5:04 am § in Uncategorized

Stop-Motion Fireworks.

In honor of the 4th of July here’s a neat stop-motion animation of fireworks using many random items. This would probably have to be the safest fireworks display of all time.[...]