Quick Reads

Short and quick posts of things I find, or think about.

Care for some Hitler Bacon?

Before WWII Hungarian soldiers were given rations of bacon, which they called "Kaiser-bacon", because it came from the Austrian kaiser. Then during WWII the Hun...

Accidentally on BBC news LIVE

Imagine you're going for an interview at BBC News, doing something in IT. You're a little nervous, but excited as well, and decide you will do whatever it take...

Cosmic Latte

If you happen to do a spectral analysis of all the stars in the observable universe, you can see what colour the universe is. Apparently this is the average co...

Eyewear for Chickens

As with most living creatures, when you put a large amount of chickens in close proximity, they will invariably turn on each other. So some "smart" people came...

How Trump Answers a Question

You have to understand that there's a bigger issue, and I'm solving that issue. People often come to me and thank me. This blog was read over a hundred million ...

Why not be king?

Almost every piece of land in the world is ruled over, and unless you build a structure out at sea and claim it as your sovereign land, then your pretty much ou...

1 doesn’t always = 1

It's incredibly counter intuitive, but 1 = 0.999... It's not a trick. It's taken as fact in the world of mathematics. There are a few ways of proving, and thi...

This is what 1 Million colours looks like

It's not often we see a million of anything, and if viewed full size (1000px by 1000px), this one image has one million different colours, with each pixel being...