"And he said 'behold this, for it is a carrot'. And all about him knew that it was so."
I'm a big fan of sleight of hand and magic. I especially like close-up magic, the kind where you are inches away from the performer and can watch intently as he or she tries to deceive you.
I'm also a big fan of exposing tricks for what they are, tricks. I believe understanding magic is a promising pathway to realizing that science can explain things that seem mysterious to us now, that there really are answers out there if we are willing to ask questions and study our universe.
With all the
pseudo-science ahem, I mean common knowledge out there about what supplements are good for us, it's hard to tell easily what the actual research shows. This handy graph summarizes what real research has concluded on a variety of vitamins, minerals, plants, and other supplements for health.
If you can get past the technical inaccuracies (how many can you spot?), this is quite clever:
This was presented to school principals, so there should have been plenty of available resources to ensure accuracy. However, I spotted:
- logical errors
- flow-chart errors
When sales and social networking meet in unexpected ways:
This might be the most expensive fireworks display ever, in terms of dollars per second:
Due to a glitch, the entire display was triggered at once, instead of taking the 20 or so minutes it was supposed to.
Humans are notoriously unable to estimate risk and reward, and so many of our political, economic, and security decisions are made based on these inaccurate decisions. This is a fantastic analysis:
Really impressive... now he just needs to mask his inhales: