Events: Serenity part II

Added on by Bill.

From the immortal William Blake:

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare sieze the fire?

[etc.]

and so true on so many levels.



Humour: Spaghetti

Added on by Bill.

As an avid amateur cook it has long troubled me that when breaking spaghetti it rarely breaks into just two pieces; more often than not it's 3, 4, or more.

While some may mock this concern as needlessly elevated, believing that the only obvious impact is some minor loss of control resulting in spaghetti fragments flying all over the place, there is in fact more to it.

In its never-ending quest to solve the mysteries of the universe, physicists have settled one of science's more perplexing enigmas by explaining why uncooked spaghetti breaks into more than two pieces when you bend it [1]. Essentially what happens is that the initial break causes waves to travel down the spaghetti resulting in other breaks.

So what does it mean? "If you can understand how spaghetti breaks you can understand how anything else breaks including a building an aeroplane or a car," says Rod Cross, Professor of physics at the University of Sydney.

[Tick] Another problem solved.

Humour: Golf Dome

Added on by Bill.

The Golf Dome is closed today. But just a moment...if "Christmas" (as in Merry Christmas) has been abstracted, and neutered to "Holiday" (as in Happy Holiday) then why is the Dome closed?