Mashup of the Day: Taylor Swift + Yelling Goat
Taylor Swift knows a special goat when she sees one.
Resentment of the Day: Why I’d Hate to be Asian
Remember that cringe-worthy “Asians in the Library” rant by former UCLA student Alexandra Wallace? Well, Indiana resident Sam Hendrickson is giving her a run for her money with this absurdly racist video in which he lists several reasons why he would “hate to be Asian.” The video understandably sparked a huge backlash across the Internet, which resulted in an immediate backpedaling by Hendrickson via his Twitter account. He has since removed the video from his Facebook page, but it was swiftly reuploaded to YouTube where it will probably continue to haunt him for years to come. Welcome to the 21st century, Sam!
This is a wonderful idea, and not surprising from Carl Sagan. It kinds reminds me of the Tardis: Bigger on the inside, can take you anywhere in time and space. Yes, the mind, the imagination, they can build universes in our minds. It’s pretty amazing.
Sometimes I think of digital versions of this. It kinda blows my mind that we can generate virtual worlds, like in video games or whatever. They seem real (ish). They have space. Objects. Often natural laws, like those of physics. When you’re playing, you may feel like you’re walking around a place - someplace obviously much bigger than the screen or software.
And yeah, I obviously understand how it works, but there does seem to be something amazing about being able to create a huge (virtual) spaces inside of actually much smaller real spaces.
(I don’t think I can express it any better than that. Consider it more of an artistic feeling than a scientific thought.)
Blind YouTuber Explains What He Thinks About Colors
YouTuber Tommy Edison sheds a light on the communication gap between the sighted and the blind when it comes to describing and perceiving colors.
Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg