The Random Comic Strip

The Random Comic Strip

Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Visiting Eureka!

Every so often, I come across a blog that is especially noteworthy (at least to me). Today, I stumbled upon this one...

Eureka!

Here's a sampling...

Few organisms are more exotic than tropical pitcher plants.

Many species survive by consuming ants and other insects that fall into their liquid-filled bowls, where they drown and are digested. But Nepethes lowii, a species of pitcher plant found in Borneo, is maybe the weirdest of all: It gets its nutrients not from insects, but from passing tree shrews who use the plant's bowl as a toilet.

[from June 22, 2009]

Today's is about numbers, called (strangely enough) Number Sense
The first line is:

You have to count to one thousand to use the letter A in the English language to spell a whole number.

The opening line grabbed me by the eyeballs and inserted tentacles into my brain like some alien creature. I was helpless to resist. I found myself counting to twenty to see if it was true. The pitcher plant lines conjured up a disturbing image in my mind that I am still having trouble banishing.

This guy has a penchant for examining the weird and strange. I like that.

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2 comments:

Butler and Bagman said...

Okay! I'm heading over there to become a fan! I hope you get a recruitment fee.

Butler and Bagman said...

Okay! I'm heading over there to become a fan! I hope you get a recruitment fee.