How come forks have four tines? →
Eating forks were thought comically dainty and unmanly - and dangerous, too, come to that. Since they had only two sharp tines, the scope for spearing one’s lip or tongue was great, particularly if one’s aim was impaired by wine and jollity. Manufacturers experimented with additional numbers of tines - sometimes as many as six - before settling, late in the 19th century, on four as the...
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Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Owl watchers spend... →
Google Pac-Man Costs $120,483,800 in Productivity →
Make your own Mondrian →
Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia, the free... →
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which “people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitiveability to realize it.” The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than in actuality; by contrast, the highly skilled underrate their...
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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.– Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist (via quote-book) (via engineeringdreams) (via walex) (via proofmathisbeautiful)
A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of...– —Timothy Ferriss Core77 / industrial design magazine + resource / New York Designweek Guide 2010 (via 60gritbeard)
bemu666: dita69: Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words Be careful of your words, for your words become your deeds Be careful of your deeds, for your deeds become your habits Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny. 思考に気をつけなさい、それはいつか言葉になるから。 ...
TYWKIWDBI: Will the U.S. mint porcelain and... →
As far as saving taxpayer’s $100 million per year by switching to porcelain tokens, I’ll just note for comparison that in 2008 the U.S.spent $100 million per day conducting the war in Afghanistan.