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A Contrived Advice: A Verse With Each Word Beginning With The Letter T

Thomas Tusser In 1573, a poet and farmer named Thomas Tusser published a book entitled Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. The book mainly comprised of rhyming couplets. However, in Chapter 49, he pulled out all the stops to create the … Continue reading

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Quotable #41: Wealth

“No man divulges his revenue; or, at least, which way it comes in but every one publishes his acquisitions.” — Michel de Montaigne, Essais, 1580, cited in Delphi Complete Works of Michel de Montaigne, 2016

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An Obvious Theorem

The last theorem in John H. Conway’s book, On Numbers and Games (1976), is: Theorem 100: This is the last theorem in this book. (The proof is obvious.)

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Poem: Today I Am Despairing

This is a guest post by E.L. Sonder. Today I am despairing, for all the world is wearing, on my weary, worried soul. Perhaps I will be broken, no matter the words spoken, towards my fruitless goal. If my actions … Continue reading

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A Messed-Up Unit Conversion Table

The following are unconventional unitsof measures you won’t find in conventional textbooks. I’m not sure if they will ever be useful to you but who knows…: 1 Bell = 10 Decibells 1 Terabull = 1012 Bulls 1 Megaphone = 1012 … Continue reading

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4 Sleep Myths That May Be Hurting Your Sleep

This is a guest post by Sarah Cummings As children, we were lead to believe that bedtime stories were A Good Thing. Which, more often than not, they were. They led us into some wonderful dreamscapes, filled with princesses, talking … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: School Of Hard Knocks

School of Hard Knocks — A place where door-to-door salesmen and other types of people you don’t want knocking on your door are trained.

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