Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Fun Links 5-31-13

Well, we hit 94 degrees in Boston today, and I'm parked on the couch with some banana peanut butter frozen yogurt and a deep thankfulness that the weekend's upon us.  Here's some fun links to keep you amused:

First, Jezebel covers the best/most ridiculous acapella group names.  Aural Fixation from my alma mater made it, but I was a little surprised to see that the MIT Logarhythms  didn't get a mention.

This link actually wasn't that was annoying.  It's allegedly a list of "disappointing facts for geeks"...but almost the entire lists consists of "movie x made more than movie y" with none of the numbers adjusted for inflation.  My favorite from the comments section "good news for geeks...we know bad math when we see it!"

This is very cool:  Pangea with modern political borders.  Apparently I would have been living right next to Morocco.

This is my new favorite website, btw...the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.  An excerpt:
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

Alright, now some analytics you can really you live in IHOP America or Waffle House America?

If that's too lowbrow for you, how about this:  could you pass Eton's admissions exam?

1 comment:

  1. There was this group of 5 math geeks who called themselves the Klein Four group. Best known for this song.

    Not bad for a capella singing.

    I think they should have gotten their own category on the Jezebel list.