Tag: facts

May 13, 2014

Remember Faces but Forget Names? You Might Be a Visual Thinker

Remember Faces but Forget Names? You Might Be a Visual Thinker

Do you remember faces but forget names? Can you pack a car better than any of your friends? If so, you might be a visual thinker. And with today’s technology and tools, that’s a wonderful thing!

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May 7, 2014

This is What Sound Looks Like

This is What Sound Looks Like

Adam Cole is the science fanatic behind NPR’s popular science blog Skunk Bear. In a recent post, Cole wondered if he could use a technique known as Schlieren Flow Visualization to see sound. The answer was a resounding YES! And the video below shows the fascinating results. Also included: a diagram of how Schlieren…

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May 6, 2014

10 Tiny Versions of Very Large Things

10 Tiny Versions of Very Large Things

In this post we explore tiny versions of things we typically think of as quite large. From natural formations like volcanoes and waves to miniature versions of some the largest species on the planet like: coast redwoods, elephants and leatherback sea turtles. If you any suggestions for other ‘little big things‘ let us know…

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Apr 24, 2014

This is What 200 Calories of Various Everyday Foods Looks Like

This is What 200 Calories of Various Everyday Foods Looks Like

The fine folks at wiseGEEK put together a fascinating list of 71 food items and how much of each equals 200 calories. All foods were shot using the same dinner plate, which measures 10.25 inches (26 cm) in diameter; and the same bowl (if necessary), with a diameter of 6.25 inches (16cm). This list…

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Mar 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: Elephant Dust Bath

Picture of the Day: Elephant Dust Bath

ELEPHANT DUST BATH © NICK BRANDT Taken at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, this incredible photograph by Nick Brandt (courtesy of ATLAS Gallery London) shows an elephant using its trunk to apply dust to its body. Elephants give themselves dust baths for two major reasons. 1. It helps repel the sun and…

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Feb 25, 2014

If the World were Represented by 100 people this is What it Would Look Like

If the World were Represented by 100 people this is What it Would Look Like

Earth’s population recently surpassed 7 billion people and that number is still growing. To comprehend the composition of our species 100people.org sought to help people, “better understand the complex issues facing our planet and the resources we share by framing the global population as 100 people”. Below I have compiled the statistics on 100people.org…

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Jan 8, 2014

This is What Happens When Americans are Asked to Label Europe and Brits are Asked to Label the US

This is What Happens When Americans are Asked to Label Europe and Brits are Asked to Label the US

At the end of last year, the BuzzFeed team asked students and co-workers to label a map. Those in the UK were asked to label a map of the United States, while those in the US were tasked to label a map of Europe. Yes there is a difference between labelling states of one…

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