Sunday, June 05, 2011

Professor Chaos rides out the twister

- Make an avatar of yourself, South Park style.  Here's what I might look like in the South Park universe:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/avatar/




- Walking to work, if you pass by a homeless person playing music for hand-outs, do you listen to the music?  Do you pay attention at all?  What if the person was a WORLD-CLASS musician playing some of the most difficult music ever composed?  Do you think you would notice?  The Washington Post put this idea to the test.  Amazing article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html




- A teenager with a useless limb volunteers to have the limb hacked-off, and replaced with a bionic limb:
http://io9.com/5803399/voluntary-amputees-opt-for-bionic-hands-over-real-ones




- When traveling, why does the trip home always feel shorter?  Personally, I think it's because on the way home, we are full of new memories and experiences to think about:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/201105/how-long-will-it-take-get-home




- Why TV ads are louder than TV shows.  Quick spoiler...they aren't:
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/04/st_loudtvads/




- Tornado myths debunked.  The two most reoccurring themes in my nightmares are tornadoes and spiders.  I am sure a Freudian psychiatrist would have a field-day with that knowledge:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110528/LIFE/105280302/0/CAROUSEL/?odyssey=nav




- A list of conservative film critics:
http://whatwouldtotowatch.com/2011/06/01/your-guide-to-conservative-film-critics/




- Internet usage in the U.S:
http://www.steverubel.me/post/6142641472/internet-adoption-chart

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