I'm not really fond of practical math, but the concept of numbers & calculating value is a cognititve ability that has fascinated people since the beginning of counted time. The list in the link above names a "special" feature about each number from 0 through 9999. I'm sure the more you love math, the more special they are.
I've read a couple books on the Divine Ratio aka Phi aka 1.618... It's one of those things if you think about too much, your brain will overload.
(Seen on Crooks & Liars.com)Some of George W's signature moments were used to make this Top 10 List for the White House Correspondent's Dinner. Although this list is funny, they also had comedian Rich Little, who from the clips I saw, was pretty bad. He was doing a Sw
Still, it's almost impossible to top the classic performance by Stephen Colbert in 2006. It takes balls to stand in front of the illegitimate President of the United States and drop sarcasm bombs all over the place. That was when Colbert proved he's on equal standing with that other Comedy Central late-night great - Jon Stewart of The Daily Show.
As someone of the fish sign, Pisces, I have a strong identification with the water element and all its associations. Click on the image above for an awesome Flickr gallery of water photography. I'm endlessly fascinated with the appearance and nature of the life-giving substance.
I was watching a show on the Discovery Channel about meteors (also known as shooting stars), pieces of cosmic debris that can range from the size of a speck of dust to the size of a boulder.
The show touched on a theory that I have heard before called "Panspermia." Essentially, the theory is that microbial life can survive and be transported through space on meteoroids. Certain bacteria and fungus spores have been proven tough enough to survive the vacuum & temperature extremes of outer space.
As they were discussing this, they showed a video of a meteor approaching Earth, and I saw a fascinating fractal visual relationship to microscopic images of human fertilization that I've seen.
Another physical explanation for the generation of life is the primal energy of lightning fusing molecules into complex forms that result in rudimentary, yet energetic and self-replicating processes known as life.
The similarity of form between all 3 destructively creative events is evident in their profound simplicity, the merging of the two most basic forms recognized by human consiousness... the line and circle:
I remember a different show I was watching about early Christianity, and on an ancient stone wall they had drawn a Vesica Piscis in the form of the 'Jesus Fish' and a Cross. I realized that Christianity had two of the most powerful symbols known to man. Here again, symbolically, are the merging of the basic forms of the circle and the line, which are the essence of our mind's visual organization:
Template for the Flower of Life, the metaphor for the self-replicating nature of living things, containing the secret of the 'Jesus Fish' in red. (click)
"A little under one-third of U.S. households have no Internet access and do not plan to get it, with most of the holdouts seeing little use for it in their lives, according to a survey released Friday."
America's "33 Percenters": Super-Patriotic?... or Super-F*cking-Crazy?
I thought this was really funny and some of the points show how obvious absurdities even slip into a story with such well thought out continuity as Star Wars.
My favorite question regarded the "Magic Missile Theory":
6) Nerf-Herders defy the laws of physics? ...How did the missile make a right angle turn after entering the exhaust port? How could a missile shot in the vacuum of space–that would tend to keep going in the same direction as it was released, according to the laws of physics–be *sucked* into an *exhaust* pipe? "Exhaust" means to exhale or blow out... Wouldn’t the missiles have been blown awry of their target rather than sucked in? If it had been an intake pipe, then the “bending” path of the missiles could be plausible. Why have these discrepancies never been investigated, let alone explained?
There is some pretty damning visual evidence, as well...