A brilliant monologue by Michael Stevens of VSauce on the redeeming virtues of Comic Sans, that oft maligned fonts. Not just does he defend the use of Comic Sans brilliantly, but he also provides some ideas on the etymology of fonts and typefaces.
PS: Even the geniuses at CERN use Comic Sans.
In Japan, in a bid to demolish old skyscrapers in densely built spaces, a company has adopted using a jack system to lower the building floor by floor. And it does not involve explosives or a wrecking ball.
Most classic religions promote the principle of the first parents. These first progenitors usually have a responsibility for the birth of the second generation of gods, who essentially form the pantheons. Ironically, these first gods are then relegated to a forgotten chapter of history. This particular phenomenon is also visible in the Hindu scriptures, with Dyauṣ and Pṛthivī, Father Sky, & Mother Earth. Continue reading “Dyaus and Prithvi – Sky and Earth”
Another Infographic; this time from Wishpond, a team which provides a platform for social contests.
As Pinterest continues to grow, more businesses are looking for an opportunity to share their users scrap-booking space. It seems to be a great platform for targeting women with children as 80% of the users of Pinterest are women and 50% have children.
Apparently people also prefer associations with brands more on Pinterest, with 43% versus 24% of Facebook.
Staying safe online is becoming more and more difficult as hackers and online criminals become more sophisticated, so how is the average Internet user supposed to stay safe?
This infographic from BackgroundCheck.org has some helpful suggestions. As always a good dose of common sense is the best place to start.
Brilliant Super bowl insert by Ram Trucks.
This is what ads are about.
Full voice over text below
And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,’Maybe next year,’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours.” So God made the farmer.
God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark.”
It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk, . Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. “So God made a farmer.”