Saturday, June 07, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Friday, May 02, 2014
Business Insider has an article about a new cafe in London where you pay 5 cents (3 pence) per minute to be there but you can eat or drink whatever you want while you hang out.
Next time you're in London, you could walk into the Ziferblat cafe in the fashionable Shoreditch neighborhood and grab a coffee. Perhaps you might sit down on one of the comfortable armchairs, pull out your laptop and check your emails on the Wi-Fi network. Feeling a little hungry? There's some food in the cabinet; help yourself.
How much does all this cost? Well, if you spend, say, 45 minutes there, it will cost you £1.35 (approximately $2.20).
Friday, April 25, 2014
Boing Boing has a post with an extract from an article about a fellow who keeps a jar of coloured beads on his desk. Each bead represents a day remaining in his life and each day he removes one from the jar. The beads are colour-coded by decade.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
When I was young I was always fascinated by those puzzles where you rearrange the pieces of a picture of, say leprechauns, and you somehow end up with more leprechauns than you started with. Boing Boing has a post with a video demonstrating the same thing with a bar of chocolate.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Daily Viz has a post with a heat map showing how common a particular birthday is (at least among people born in the US between 1973 and 1999). July, August and September seem popular with September 16 being the most common.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
According to this article on IO9, in the 19th century there were plans to dig a canal from the Mediterranean to flood the low lying areas of the Sahara desert and create a giant inland sea.
The London Times said that the plan "dazzles the imagination, yet it has a sufficiently substantial basis to satisfy several shrewd traders in African commerce and some distinguished engineers." The Daily News called the project "the most remarkable that has ever been devised."