@pickover: Look at this formula.  And shiver in ecstasy. http://t.co/IVpAeRTm1b

@pickover: Look at this formula. And shiver in ecstasy. http://t.co/IVpAeRTm1b

wolframalpha:

Science teaches us that the moon is not, in fact, made of cheese. But what if it was made of cheese pizza? wolfr.am/1pRv4yF

wolframalpha:

Science teaches us that the moon is not, in fact, made of cheese. But what if it was made of cheese pizza? wolfr.am/1pRv4yF

@pickover: The 1st ever printed Rhombicuboctahedron was by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). http://t.co/TF9p5zC6Rg

@pickover: The 1st ever printed Rhombicuboctahedron was by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). http://t.co/TF9p5zC6Rg

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Once the equation of state is specified, the Friedman and fluid equations are all we need to describe the evolution of the Universe. — An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, Andrew Liddle
pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 4, 1901: Louis Armstrong is Born
On this day in 1901, Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Armstrong is best known for his inventive and energetic performing style which focused primarily on solos rather than ensembles.  In addition to singing and playing the trumpet, Armstrong also appeared in over 30 movies and wrote two autobiographies during his lifetime.
Check out PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank video on how Louis Armstrong became “Satchmo.”
Photo: Library of Congress

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 4, 1901: Louis Armstrong is Born

On this day in 1901, Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Armstrong is best known for his inventive and energetic performing style which focused primarily on solos rather than ensembles.  In addition to singing and playing the trumpet, Armstrong also appeared in over 30 movies and wrote two autobiographies during his lifetime.

Check out PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank video on how Louis Armstrong became “Satchmo.”

Photo: Library of Congress

this-day-in-baseball:

August 4, 1982
After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, who is traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30-year All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and a single off Steve Carlton of the Phillies.

this-day-in-baseball:

August 4, 1982

After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, who is traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30-year All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and a single off Steve Carlton of the Phillies.

smokinjaycutler:

Smokin’ Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears got back on track last night against the New York Giants, throwing for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-21 victory.  Way to go Smokin’ Jay!

Coming up in a hurray.

smokinjaycutler:

Smokin’ Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears got back on track last night against the New York Giants, throwing for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-21 victory. Way to go Smokin’ Jay!

Coming up in a hurray.

awesomepeoplereading:

Allen Lane, Penguin founder/holder, reads.
classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguinHappy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

awesomepeoplereading:

Allen Lane, Penguin founder/holder, reads.

classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguin

Happy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

During the 60’s, I dropped acid at the LA airport during a long flight delay. The acid was good. Too good. It forced me to seek refuge at a nearby theater where Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet was playing. By the end of the movie I had mellowed. When I arrived in Cedar Rapids, it seemed just another day.

I still adore that movie. My acid days ended a long time ago.