A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at common spelling and grammar errors such as "Stationery vs. Stationary," "Good vs. Well" and "Loose vs. Lose."
The film Shaolin .vs. Ninja, also known as Challenge Of The Ninja and Shaolin Challenges Ninja was re-released in 2008 throughout North America (and later internationally) as "Heroes of the East". It is one of the best looks at Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts) .vs. Budo (Japanese martial arts).
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Alan Watts makes the great point that we can not determine who we are, what we do and how we live, solely based on our past or ancestry, and must instead seek live more in the present to not just enjoy ourselves but also to lead a fulfilling life.
There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.
"The Mother of All Demos" is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart's December 9, 1968, demonstration of experimental computer technologies that are now commonplace. The live demonstration featured the introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking, bootstrapping, and a collaborative real-time editor.
The Mandelbrot set -- someone has called it the thumb-print of God -- is one of the most beautiful and remarkable discoveries in the entire history of mathematics. Arthur C. Clarke describes this phenomenon.
A compilation of scenes and moments from films that all "break the fourth wall" - that is, acknowledge (usually directly to the camera, and therefore the audience) that they're part of a movie. The term comes from the imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.
The montage includes 54 different films (some used more than once) from perhaps the very first example of breaking the fourth wall right up to today. There were so many other great examples I couldn't find room for (sadly, The Dude and The Big Lebowski's narrator don't abide here), I'd love to hear which 4th wall breakers you'd also include. Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Leigh_Singer on Twitter. Look forward to hearing your comments!
The list of 54 films featured, in order: The Player (1992), Blazing Saddles (1974), The Great Train Robbery (1902), Persona (1966), Alfie (1966), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Richard III (1995), Richard III (1955), Sunset Blvd. (1950), Fight Club (1999), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Le Mepris (1963), High Fidelity (2000), Spaceballs (1987), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Horse Feathers (1932), Annie Hall (1977), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Amelie (2001), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Death Proof (2007), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), The Meaning of Life (1983), Road to Bali (1952), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Animal House (1978), The Omen (1976), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Psycho (1960), Orlando (1992), Young Frankenstein (1974), Do the Right Thing (1989), Gangster No.1 (2000), A Bout de Souffle (1960), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Top Secret! (1984), Family Plot (1976), Superman – The Movie (1978), Bronson (2008), Airplane! (1980), Funny Games (1997), Funny Games (2007), The Great Dictator (1940), Lord of War (2005), JFK (1991), Goodfellas (1990), Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001), The Nutty Professor (1996), Tom Jones (1963), Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975), The Holy Mountain (1973), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Edith Widder shares the key insight -- and the teamwork -- that helped to capture the squid on camera for the first time.
At a time when educators everywhere are struggling to modernize an education system that was developed by and for an outdated British empire, Sugata provides a bold starting point. The real significance of his work is probably less about solving the problem of access to education for the underprivileged than it is about re-imagining the whole concept of education in the digital age. In a Forbes interview, he says, "our current definition of education is to produce individuals who can fit into a bureaucratic machine. Education prepares to be one piece of a machine. ... Everything falls into place and that is why everyone dresses the same way and why everyone is taught to know the same things. The result is a society that creates identical factory workers. The day of the factory is done. The West needs a fresh model."
NO, this is not real... obviously a fake but had me with the first two sounds, which may or may not be real.
Now I seriously want a bird that can beatbox the Sienfeld theme even though I know they don't exist, pretty funny though... I'll have to purchase the original "The Life of Birds" DVD now to see if those first two sounds were real or added still can't decide.
Buy it yourself below if its also bugging you:
Based on Edgar Allan Poe's classic dark poem The Raven, this is a geek's plunge into the depths and frequent pains of modern build tools such as Ant and Maven. At the end of the day, are they really worth all the trouble?
According to Saint Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes, the next pontiff will be the final pope and his anointment will usher in the end times. If you think the Mayan 2012 hysteria was crazy, you ain't seen nothing yet!
Saint Malachy predicted that the final pope would be called 'Peter the Roman'. Guess what the name is of one of the favorites to become the next pope?
Presented under the arch of an ancient, pagan-style temple, the European Central Bank launched the new euro-series in a manner reminiscent of ancient rites performed by ancient peoples.
The European Central Bank chose Europa, an ancient Greek moon goddess who was raped by Zeus when he came to her in the form of a bull. Is it a premonition that the European people are about to be raped by the "almighty central bank" and its robber barons after a short-lived fake bull market?
Let's hope not...
A recent scientific study undertaken by the University of Bonn in Germany suggests that the universe could be one giant computer simulation.
"Cosmic rays offer clue our universe could be a computer simulation."
- WIRED, 2012