How to pet cats and dogs.

What this chart indicates is that cats are able to state what they want from the petting interaction, which leads to a more honest, deeper pet-and-pet-owner relationship. Dogs just lie there and let the pet-owner do his bidding like a woman of the wharf would a grizzled merchant marine holding a twenty-dollar bill.
How to pet cats and dogs.
What this chart indicates is that cats are able to state what they want from the petting interaction, which leads to a more honest, deeper pet-and-pet-owner relationship. Dogs just lie there and let the pet-owner do his bidding like a woman of the wharf would a grizzled merchant marine holding a twenty-dollar bill.
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Sick Day

Sick Day

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Electoral Precedent

Electoral Precedent

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Sports Cheat Sheet
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Ah, yes. Phrenology of a toddler’s brain. Best thing since this phrenology of Kanye West’s brain.

explore-blog:

Ah, yes. Phrenology of a toddler’s brain. Best thing since this phrenology of Kanye West’s brain.

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What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

The answer turns out to be “a lot of things”, and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). I sat down with some physics books, a Nolan Ryan action figure, and a bunch of videotapes of nuclear tests and tried to sort it all out. What follows is my best guess at a nanosecond-by-nanosecond portrait:
The ball is going so fast that everything else is practically stationary. Even the molecules in the air are stationary. Air molecules vibrate back and forth at a few hundred miles per hour, but the ball is moving through them at 600 million miles per hour. This means that as far as the ball is concerned, they’re just hanging there, frozen.

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

The answer turns out to be “a lot of things”, and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). I sat down with some physics books, a Nolan Ryan action figure, and a bunch of videotapes of nuclear tests and tried to sort it all out. What follows is my best guess at a nanosecond-by-nanosecond portrait:

The ball is going so fast that everything else is practically stationary. Even the molecules in the air are stationary. Air molecules vibrate back and forth at a few hundred miles per hour, but the ball is moving through them at 600 million miles per hour. This means that as far as the ball is concerned, they’re just hanging there, frozen.

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Things to Release at a Wedding Ceremony

Things to Release at a Wedding Ceremony

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College Laundry Habits

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Felidae: The OS X Problem

Felidae: The OS X Problem

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Anatomy of a Piñata

Piñata Anatomy by Carmichael Collective

Anatomy of a Piñata

Piñata Anatomy by Carmichael Collective

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Game AIs

Game AIs

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From Hipster To Hippie, A Cautionary Tale

Hanah Snavely wrote about The Rise and Fall of Hippie Hill in San Francisco on The Bold Italic and included a wonderful graphic by Volume Inc. showing how a hipster might morph into a hippie.

From Hipster To Hippie, A Cautionary Tale

Hanah Snavely wrote about The Rise and Fall of Hippie Hill in San Francisco on The Bold Italic and included a wonderful graphic by Volume Inc. showing how a hipster might morph into a hippie.

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