January 26th, 2006

upside down giraffe

interesting old folks

Henry M, the most studied individual in the history of brain research believes TV is always a new invention, and that Truman is president

two researchers have come up with a modified theory of gravity that a) incorporates quantum effects (HUGE), b) rules out dark matter (even bigger?). (ok, so I don't know if they're old, but I'm going to pretend they are, coz this is such huge news)

note the black hoods, and yep, that's Alberto Gonzales, attorney general of the USA, trying (and failing) to convince university law students that illegal surveillance of US citizens is ok

this guy's old (look at that grey hair!) and he's found, ta da! the tiniest fish in the world
.. that, uhh, lives in acid and has prehensile fins (no, I'm not making this up)

Paracelsus was an alchemist, shaman and magician, oh, and the first scientist. He still kicks ass, even today

Kepler was one of leading lights of astronomy.. who also practiced astrology (but just to pay the bills)

and for those of you who delight in looking at whale penii* at work (for those who want a justifiable reason, it's empirical evidence supporting the quality of your current employment environment) -or, if that's not to your taste, whale vomit

* yes, I know it's wrong, but it's funnier to say this way