Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

Thursday, March 28, 2013

...and now you know.

It's that easy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Meat Glue

Technically called thrombian, or transglutaminase (TG), it is an enzyme that food processors use to hold different kinds of meat together.

If steak is glued together from pieces, then McNuggets are the Particleboard of Poultry.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Woody Guthrie Redux


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Monday, March 18, 2013

Oreo Flashbacks


Thursday, March 14, 2013

18 Ridiculously Geeky Pi Jokes

You'd have to be irrational to not celebrate Pi Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"No, Mister Bond..."

Monday, March 11, 2013

Benjamin Franklin's Essay on Daylight Saving

Benjamin Franklin's
Essay on Daylight Saving
Letter to the Editor of the Journal of Paris, 1784

The idea of daylight saving time was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 during his stay in Paris. He published an essay titled "An Economical Project."

He noted that the sun rises before most rise from their beds, and declared
(tongue in cheek) that the sun gives light immediately upon its rising. He suggested using all available daylight rather than using candles at night.

In true Nerd fashion, Franklin then proceeded to calculate the number of candles t
hat the city of Paris might save every year by the economy of using sunshine instead of candles.

Full text of his essay:

Monday, March 04, 2013

A rational examination of a phenomenon previously described in strictly anecdotal terms.

Keep your redshirt on: a Bayesian exploration

The idea of red-shirted characters being frequently killed in Star Trek: The Original Series has become a pop culture cliché. But is wearing a redshirt in Star Trek as hazardous as it is thought to be? To find out, casualty figures for the Starship Enterprise were compiled using the casualty list provided by Memory Alpha.

Friday, March 01, 2013

It's the first day of March

Some say March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb.
Let John Belushi tell you more about it...