Saturday, September 29, 2012

Working for Your Beer

The Economist has a post comparing how long the average worker in various countries has to work to buy a beer.  It varies from nearly an hour in India to about five minutes in the US.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Drake Equation

Presumably you are all familiar with the Drake Equation which lets you calculate to probability of intelligent alien life.  The BBC has a webpage that lets you play around with the various figures in the equation and see how many alien civilizations you would end up with.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Video of Mark Twain has a post with a video of the only known film footage of Mark Twain.