I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. STEPHEN HAWKING
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The first sunglasses were worn by Inuit hunters 2,000 years ago and had small slits in them to block harmful rays bouncing off the arctic snow. (Image: Julian Idrobo) https://t.co/jolYhJz35Q
There comes a point I’m afraid where you begin to suspect that if there’s any real truth, it’s that the entire multidimensional infinity of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs. DOUGLAS ADAMS
In the early 20th century, Irish eccentric Horace de Vere Cole is said to have bought eight front-row tickets for a West End play he didn't like. In the seats he put eight bald men, each of whom had a single letter painted on top of his head, spelling out ‘B-O-L-L-O-C-K-S’.
Bats’ wings are really their hands. If ours grew to match them, our fingers would be almost 7 feet long and thinner than knitting needles.
This year, Göteborg Film Festival will be held online, but one person will be chosen to spend seven days on a remote lighthouse island and watch 60 films from the festival’s programme alone. For the duration, the person won’t have access to the internet or their mobile phone.
In 1895 the New York World published a “list of don’ts” for women cyclists, including “Don’t go without a needle and thread”, “Don’t ask ‘what do you think of my bloomers?’ and ‘Don’t scream if you meet a cow.’”
Word of the Day: AWUMBUK (Baining, Papua New Guinea) — the feeling of heaviness or 'social hangover’ one experiences after the departure of guests that have stayed overnight.
I’ll take holy fucking shit for $500, Alex. https://t.co/73NSIWhAEH
People are more likely to donate to hurricane relief charities if the name of the hurricane starts with the same letter as their name.
There are over 50,000 animals buried at Aspin Hill Memorial Park, Maryland, including a pair of cats named Cat #1 and Cat #2 and an unidentified pet named Something. (📷 WriterJulieM) https://t.co/5yRZN6SHV4
In 1882, the scientific journal Mind published William James’s essay in which he reported his experience of thinking about Hegelian dialectics while under the influence of laughing gas and shared several sentences he had written down during this experiment: https://t.co/7RX8OKoH4W