[Update: The goat survived, for the third year in a row!] For 51 years, the gallant people of Gavle, Sweden, have been putting up a straw goat, and arsonists have been burning it. Apparently, they didn’t have Twitter back then, and needed alternate ways to get into flame wars. Previously: Gavle Goat at Shostack &…Read More The Gavle Goat is up
Apparently, someone was baked at Williams Sonoma.Read More Han Solo, Frozen in Carbonite
There’s only a few times to use a pie chart, but to help you celebrate, there’s how to keep track of your intake:Read More Happy Pi Day!
Apparently, “Dolphins Seem to Use Toxic Pufferfish to Get High.” Of course, pufferfish toxins are also part of why the fish is a delicacy in Japan. It just goes to show that nature finds its own, chaotic, uses for things.Read More Dolphins and Pufferfish
Oddly, I am unable to find this on Etsy. Perhaps the Disney Corporation, new owners of Star Wars, doesn’t like mousetraps?Read More Friday Star Wars
Today is John Harrison’s 352nd birthday, and Google has a doodle to celebrate. Harrison was rescued from historical obscurity by Dava Sobel’s excellent book Longitude, which documented Harrison’s struggle to first build and then demonstrate the superiority of his clocks to the mathematical and astronomical solutions heralded by leading scientists of the day. Their methods…Read More John Harrison’s Struggle Continues
Via Chad Loder.Read More Blaming the User