June 2015 Archives


This is what it said for me:

"At age 45:

Andre Marie Ampere, a French physicist, discovered the rules relating magnetic fields and electric currents.

George Foreman recaptured the heavyweight championship with a 10th round knockout, becoming the oldest person ever to win the heavyweight championship.

Earl Vickers created a program for displaying things other people accomplished when they were your age.

John Vida quit a 3-pack-a-day smoking habit. As of six years later, he hasn't had a single drag off a cigarette or any other smoking utensil.

Cora Judd overcame a debilitating, lifelong aversion to math by taking three semesters of math classes at the local community college."


this is me a couple of years ago - I don't really like having my photo taken so I haven't got a more recent one



I've featured this site before but in case you missed it, this is for locating old friends, colleagues or anyone else that you have lost touch with.

"We dive into the deep web to bring you results you won't find in any other search engine then we use a powerful identity resolution engine to identify the person you are looking for."



Developed by scientists in Brazil, this is a simple test for older people which can predict if they are going to die in the next 6 years or so.

"The simple exercise of sitting down and standing up again without holding onto anything, could suggest how long you have to live.

This is the belief of a group of physicians, who came up with the 'sitting-rising test' to measure their patients' flexibility and strength.

Dead Man's Switch


"Bad things happen. Sometimes, they happen to you. If something does happen, you might wish there was something you had told the people around you. How you feel, what you regret, where the money is stashed.
For this, you need a dead man's switch."

Seems like a good idea - one never knows when they are going to snuff it eh


List Of Common Misconceptions


This is one of the most interesting Wikipedia pages I've ever read.

"This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated."


Lakes & Oceans


XKCD is one of my favourite sites on the web - something new every other day on random topics, and always an insight to go with the cartoons.


Depths and animal/ship/boat lengths are to scale - horizontal width is not

Click the link above or the picture to see the full chart in full page width

They're not the kinds of things that teachers think 'appropriate' to tell us about even in the final stages of education. The most interesting facts are left out!




"Your things still have so much to give - you should give as well."

Awesome idea - make someone happy with something you don't need anymore.



There are some things in a relationship that are better tackled in a nom-verbal way. Lrave a note!




Speed read the web - one word at a time. You can read a lot faster this way because your eyes don't have to move.


Test Your Own Website


..or any other website for that matter.- this was of great interest for me and just because you may be wondering the overall score for this site was 5.5.

You get a good breakdown of what and how various aspects are tested and their individual scores so very helpful for website owners..


Bad Design Disasters


"If the purpose of design is to communicate clearly & intuitively while being easy on the eyes, the following examples fail spectacularly. Some of these aren't even under the guise of sacrificing function for style -- they look terrible on top of making no sense. Just god-awful, ass-backwards. The wonderfully Comic Sans'd subreddit /r/CrappyDesign is thriving, collecting a seemingly bottomless well of these:"


"Even the most lustworthy and desirable individuals in the world cannot escape the passage of time. As the years tick by, looks slowly fade, what was once toned and firm becomes soft and loose. It happens to us all, but for those in spot of fashion and modeling, the decline is often more pronounced."

Candice Jordan - Miss December 1979

I Hate Him So Much


"Since no human being is perfect, a marriage of two humans won't be perfect either. But there's imperfect and there's impossible. Take our assessment to see if your marriage is as healthy - or as unhealthy - as you suspect."


Bad Fast Food Disasters


"A not particularly healthy way of feeding yourself is eating in fast foods. But that's already old news for most of us and still, a large part of the population still does it. But among these fast foods, who have potential to gross some people out simply by default, there are even more extreme cases, where even the biggest mayonnaise-aficionado would raise an eyebrow and think maybe about hitting the next McDonald's."


someone is gonna get a rather bad deal on their 6 inch sub...

Effects of Vitamin B6 On Dreams


"Participants in a double-blind 2002 study demonstrated that taking 250 mg of B6 over a placebo caused a significant difference in dream content, as rated by the participants, in the following areas:
  • dream vividness
  • bizarreness
  • emotionality
  • color"
vitamin b6.png

Incredible Images


"3D TVs and movies really seem to be a thing these days, but wouldn't it be cool if you could get the same effect without using those chunky 3D glasses? These animated pictures below demonstrate how just by adding two white lines through a flat imagine, you get that 3D effect we all love so much. Here are 12 samples of this cool 3D effect in action, using only a couple of vertical white lines and some background defocus."



Monthly Archives