Daily Archives: September 29, 2011

All Time Viral Videos: Evolution of Dance – By Judson Laipply


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Armin van Buuren ft Sharon den Adel – In and Out of Love


Sharon Janny den Adel (born 12 July 1974, in Waddinxveen, South Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch singer and composer, best known as the lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters in the Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation. She has performed with various bands since she was 13, including a blues rock band called Kashiro,[1] and joined Robert Westerholt in Within Temptation in 1996.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_den_Adel)

About Fish and Snails: SF Gate Chronicle


 

Fish known as wrasses are found to use tools
Fish known as wrasses are found to use tools (click on picture to view the video)

 

A wrasses fish uses a stone as a tool. (NOTE: Video may take a minute or two to load depending on your Internet connection.) (Source: SF Gate Chronicle)

Today in History: CERN Is Founded (1954)


CERN Is Founded (1954)

Abbreviated as CERN after the original French name, the European Organization for Nuclear Research is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. CERN’s activities are sponsored by 20 European countries. It was there that the World Wide Web—developed to promote scientific collaboration by facilitating information sharing—was invented in the 1990s. CERN’s latest project, the Large Hadron Collider, is, among other things, being used to discover the hypothesized Higgs boson, which is what? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: George Eliot (1819-1880)


Don’t let us rejoice in punishment, even when the hand of God alone inflicts it. The best of us are but poor wretches, just saved from shipwreck: can we feel anything but awe and pity when we see a fellow-passenger swallowed by the waves?
(From Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot–1858–Book 3–Chapter 22. The story was originally published in 1858 in Blackwood’s Magazine. The first edition of the novel was published in 1910 after she passed away.)
George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: László Bíró (1899)


László Bíró (1899)

Frustrated by the way his fountain pen‘s sharp tip would tear paper and by the amount of time he wasted filling the pen with ink and cleaning up smudges, László Bíró set to work developing a better pen. A Hungarian newspaper editor, he noticed that the ink used in newspaper printing dried quickly and without smudging, but it was too viscous for use with existing pens. With the help of his brother, a chemist, he developed the modern ballpoint pen. How long did it take him to build his pen? More… Discuss