Some crazy folks are undertaking the book-a-day project, where they want to write a whole book in 12 hours. I guess it's only going to be like 80 pages, but that counts as a book as far as I'm concerned. This, of course, is a rip-off of my album-a-day project, whose site is getting an overhaul pretty soon...
Dividing and Multiplying by Zero
(07 Apr 2003 at 19:48)
I enjoyed this transcript of a ranting lunatic math/physics hobbyist in the Australian Supreme Court. This guy is verbose beyond all reason, and apparently it all comes down to his theory of "two sets of dividing and multiplying by zero." You can also see his home page for some more honest-to-goodness pseudoscience.
During a televised sporting event, a "high five" is commonly shared between fans to express the joy and excitement of a touchdown, home run, game-winning basket, birdie or other positive occurrence. Unfortunately, as known in the art, a "high five" requires the mutual hand slapping of two participants, wherein a first participant slaps an upraised hand against the elevated hand of a second participant. As such, a solitary fan is unable to perform a "high five" to express excitement during a televised sporting event.
This invention is for "...providing the user with a convenient outlet for the release of excitement."
Slashdot had a question today about using human eyes as cameras (by connecting to the optic nerve) That I'm pretty sure was intended to be an April Fool's joke. But someone posted this research where they actually did it with a cat and got recognizable results. Wow! Maybe my dream of being able to instantly take pictures of "what I see" without whipping out my camera, focusing, etc. is not too far off...