"The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome and the Potential Downfall Of American Society."
Why do so many grandmothers die right when their grandkids have exams?Posted on 2013-01-30T09:52:28+0000
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga
Programming Languages is a free online class taught by Dan Grossman of University of Washington
When your house is burning down, you should brush your teeth - The Oatmeal
Note from the author: Today, January 8th 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of my house burning down, so I decided to write a comic about it. It was a terrible thing and I've found the best way to deal with terrible things is to tell funny stories about them later. My dad still had a copy of the front...
BBC - Britain From Above - Stories - People - Tea-time Britain
Power surges called the TV pickup are unique to Britain. The engineers at the National Grid control centre brace themselves each time Eastenders ends and 1.75 million kettles get switched on.Power surges called the TV pickup are unique to Britain. The engineers at the National Grid control centre br...
This is a really good watch.
"The demand is increasing by 3 gigawatts in less than 5 minutes, right at the end of a popular TV show. The operator who oversees the whole grid has a TV to be able to watch the show, to know exactly when it ends and be prepared. That is insane. The demand for the whole country is ~40 GW on average. That's an 8% increase in 5 min."Posted on 2013-01-07T19:47:43+0000
Since its introduction in 1846, anesthesia has allowed for medical miracles. Limbs can be removed, tumors examined, organs replaced—and a patient will feel and remember nothing. Or so we choose to believe. In reality, tens of thousands of patients each year in the United States alone wake up at some...