Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category
I’m leaving on holiday to Taiwan soon and will be leaving my job after that. This means that this blog will probably be updated only intermittently while I’m a in transition phase. In the meantime, here are a few links to some of the most interesting things I’ve read recently. As everyone knows by now, [...]
I’ve been amused by the recent news reports of fake eggs in Malaysia, which were supposedly imported from China. By now, the Veterinary Services Department has announced that the eggs are actually real, albeit low-grade ones that aren’t supposed to be sold to the general public. But the Consumer Association of Penang continues to insist [...]
I’m on holiday for a while and getting last minute stuff done is taking its toll on my time, so here’s some links for stuff that you may or not may not find interesting. I won’t be updating this blog or Knights of the Cardboard Castle while I’m gone. This article has traveled widely around [...]
It’s been a while since I last posted a YouTube video as a post and since I’m busy at work today, here’s a video showing how well a modern computer equipped with suitable sensors can parallel park a car. Note that there’s a human driver in the car but he’s just there for safety reasons [...]
Not much to write about at the moment, so here’s a link to the publicized map of how “touristy” different parts of the world are. What’s interesting about this is that the data is more fine grained than just tourist arrival numbers sorted by country. You can actually see which specific hotspots tourists are flocking [...]
Here’s a highly entertaining list of 18 of the world’s strangest airports, via Marginal Revolution. My favorite entry is the one with the runway cutting straight across the city’s main road, just like an old-style rainway crossing. Normally I dislike spreading links for lists like this but this one is particularly eye-opening.
Here’s an amusing article about a school in Britain that has started using classical music to punish misbehaving students. It’s normal practice of course to punish such students by giving them detention, but the school is apparently aiming at making detention more unpleasant by piping in classical music into the hall. According to the headmaster, [...]