“Yeah, they say three years’ salary.” — Michael Scott, The Office American males enter adulthood through a peculiar rite of passage – they spend most of their savings on a shiny piece of rock. They could invest the money in assets that will compound over time and someday provide a nest egg.
I have two cyborg implants. One is in my hand, and it lets my unlock phones and doors by waving at them. The other is in my uterus, and it lets me control my own fertility.
Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing theme: white men dominate movie roles. But it’s all rhetoric and no data, which gets us nowhere in terms of having an informed discussion.
Because data is a wonderful thing. If it can be measured, why guess?
There is a great tumbler post talking about the recent research showing that many cave drawings and some early scultures were done by women. The concept that these sculptures are accurate from the perspective of a person looking down (taking a selfie) is particularly awesome. NSFW for nudity, but click through for more info!
One sailer recounts how his trip on the ocean has completely changed over the years. He declares the ocean is broken. Read on for his tale of lifeless waters.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about revamping our education system away from what was designed for the Industrial Revolution. Places like the Khan Academy are trickling in, and results are coming in. Click here for a profile of a classroom in a poor neighbourhood in Mexico that showed good results with the new methods.
Neil Gaimen explains why we should care about libraries. No, really, like it’s really really important. And reading. Good gosh. Reading is important too. And how you raise your children to read. I’d say his lecture is required reading… but… yeah. Well it still is. Holy shit can this guy write.
Restore Our Anthem is a petition to restore the Canadian National Anthem “O Canada!” to it’s 1908 original version, which said “thou dost in us command”, but was changed in 1913 to “In all thy sons command”. While the later might be more current English, it did change the meaning rather drastically. Changing this to “in all of us command” makes a lot of sense to me. Click through for a nice video they put together (though it does lack an example modified anthem). Let me know what you think in the comments bellow!
The Oatmeal delivers an on point reminder (and history lesson) that Christopher Columbus was awful in comic form, and gives us a nice alternative in Bartolome to celebrate on
ColumbusBartolome Day. What fact were you most surprised about? Tell us in the comments bellow! via reddit, click through for the whole comic.