Archive for June, 2010
Did you know that carrots were not originally orange? Carrots were generally purple or yellow, orange being an uncommon mutant variety, until the 16th Century, when breeders in the Netherlands stabilised and improved the taste and cultivation of the orange variety.
It appears to be a myth that they did so as a tribute to William of Orange, but it is a nice coincidence that the Dutch developed the orange carrot, their royal family is the House Of Orange, and their national colour is orange.
ImprovEverywhere with one of their ‘scenes of chaos and joy’ at the New York Public Library.
Guard: Sir, what are you doing?
Ghost: Haunting the library.
If this is how the world ends, we can reboot right? Without all the bugs?
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth that men prefer not to hear.
Optical Illusions – reminding us that our brains can be easily fooled.
From Irregular Webcomic. It’s funny, clever, sciency, has multiple storylines, and is one of the most regularly updated webcomics out there – pretty much my ideal comic.
(Three posts in a row! The long weekend really helped recharge my batteries.)
My dream house has always had a library, but now it is going to be a hidden library!
One of my friends actually renovated his house to contain a small secret room hidden behind a bookcase. It was only used for overflow storage, but it was still really cool.