Random Joke #14: Prime Numbers

Several non-mathematicians were asked to identify all the prime numbers between 1 to 100. Psychologist: 2 is prime, 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime and 9 is prime as well though it tries to suppress it. Philosopher: I don’t really know the answer to that, but I’m glad that we can have […]

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The Most Protected Artifacts Across the Globe

This is a guest post by John Hannen. Covering everything from intricate collections of jewels to fine pieces of art, humanity has certainly gathered together a remarkable range of precious items over history. As these items have an immense value and high insurance costs attached to them though, you may find yourself pondering how these […]

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Quotable #70: Indifference

“Indifference to all the actions and passions of mankind was not supposed to be such a distinguished quality at that time, I think. I have known it very fashionable indeed. I have seen it displayed with such success that I have encountered some fine ladies and gentlemen who might as well have been born caterpillars.” […]

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A Secured House

Image: “Modern bust of Catullus on the Piazza Carducci in Sirmione”, Wikimedia The following epigram illustrates an amusing play on words. It was written by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 BC – c. 54 BC), a Roman poet during the late Roman Republic, and was translated by Theodore Martin from Latin in The Poems of Catullus, 1861. […]

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10 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About Bedding

This is a guest post by Kavita Paliwal. We all know how much a good bedding is important for a great night sleep. A good sleep leads to a better health. It won’t be wrong to say that a nice sleep is equivalently important as eating healthy and exercising. So, for making sure that you […]

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Pun of the Weak: Cookbook

“The cookbook is being compiled. Please submit your favourite recipe and a short antidote concerning it.” — Richard Lederer  

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How to Switch Back to the WordPress Classic Editor

A few days ago, WordPress 5.0 was finally launched and together with it, was the new WordPress editor called “Gutenberg”. though it could already be tested a while ago. While the editor received several good reviews and praises from a number of tech sites, I personally find it lacking. I have used this new editor […]

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“At a Lunar Eclipse”

Image: “2015-09-28 Lunar Eclipse v2” by 51ststate, DeviantArt Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea, Now steals along upon the Moon’s meek shine In even monochrome and curving line Of imperturbable serenity. How shall I link such suncast symmetry With the torn troubled form I know as thine, That profile, placid as a brow […]

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A Starmonger and a Lottery Prediction and Disappointment, Oh My!

There is a Filipino idiom, “pera na, naging bato pa“, which literally translates to, “what should have been money on hand just turned into stone”. The following true story that I witnessed when I was in the Philippines illustrates this idiom perfectly. During my stay in the Philippines, I had neighbors who are a couple […]

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Gleanings from the Past #69

Returning Home In May last, Mr. Goring, of Staines, lost a valuable horse, for which he made the most diligent inquiry, but without effect. Last week, however, a gentleman driving through Staines in a gig, the horse made a sudden stop at Mr. Goring’s house, from which nothing could induce him to move The circumstance […]

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