Author Archives: Edmark M. Law

About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com

In Search Of The Island Of Utopia

A utopia is an imaginary place or society where everything is perfect. It’s derived from Greek “ou” (οὐ) meaning “not” and topos (τόπος) meaning “place”, and it literally means “no place” or “nowhere”. The word was first used in Sir Thomas More’s … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Forger

Forger – a person who tries to make a name for himself, but picks the wrong one.

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“Near Utopian Conditions”

A document was found in a demolished structure in Lichfield, England dated 1852. It lists the rules and regulations that the employees of a Burnley cotton mill office must follow.

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10 Fun Facts About Lava Lamps (Infographic)

Learn more about Lava Lamps with some of these fun facts.

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Answers To “Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?”

In Chapter 7 of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Adventures in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter asked this unanswered riddle, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” Several readers were perplexed (and I was one of them) and Carroll had continuously received letters requesting … Continue reading

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Quotable #10: Real Advances

“The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination … Continue reading

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Legal Poetic Parody

In 1982, a driver named Karen Lowe hit and damaged a tree in Michigan belonging to William Fisher. The tree was successfully repaired which cost Lowe’s insurer $550. However, Fisher was not satisfied and he claimed $15,000 of damages for … Continue reading

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