Thursday, May 22, 2014

Beware of musical floppy drives

Jewish date:  22 ’Iyyar 5774 (Parashath BeMidhbar).

Today’s events:  Emancipation Day (Puerto Rico), Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day, International Day for Biological Diversity (UN).


In honor of Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day, today’s weird thing is a weird use of something which most of us would never think of as musical instruments:  “‪Doctor Who Theme on eight floppy drives‬‏”.

Enjoy, share the weirdness, and beware of Daleks.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Beware of armed and dangerous mathematicians

Jewish date:  7 ’Iyyar 5774 (Parashath BeHar Sinay).

Today’s event:  International Tuba Day.


1) As I remind you every year, if you ever manage to get use of a time machine, be sure to attend the Time Traveler Convention on May 7, 2005 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (East Campus Courtyard, 3 Ames St. Cambridge, MA 02142, USA) events starting at 8:00 PM.  Note the unusual events that allegedly occurred there.

2) Considering that I post rarely these days, today’s weird things are “Thriving Bottle Garden Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years” (thank you, David) and the bizarrely improbable-sounding—but real—“How Mathematicians Used A Pump-Action Shotgun to Estimate Pi”.  Enjoy and share the weirdness.