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Listening to the Stuff You Should Know podcast about blimps, i had to have a look at the Hindenburg disaster - can you imagine, something as big as 2 football fields, burning up *completely* in about a minute or less.

Insane!

(Source: youtube.com)

#Stuff You Should Know #Hindenburg #blimps

The SYSK guys have been talking up this animation quite a bit lately, so i checked it out, and it really is quite good - the animations are a simple style, but the point they’ve mentioned a few times is how well the animator has caught their nuances - leaning forward for a certain point, or spreading their hands for another - and that’s quite true, it adds quite a bit to it.

A very cool little 2 min watch!

How Fear Works: Stuff You Should Know Animated (by joshandchuck)

#SYSK #stuff you should know

Stuff You Should Know Podcast

Sheesh, the podcast today was about how Meth works - as in the drug Meth.

Pretty flipping awful, I tell you.

If you want to be horrified for life, Google Images “Meth Mouth” - we’ve all seen the “Meth Before and After”, and although that’s still shocking, the Meth Mouth is the stuff of nightmares.

#Meth #Drugs #SYSK #Stuff You Should Know

Who is Benjaman Kyle? This is a fascinating little 3 minute podcast from Stuff You Should Know about this mysterious amnesiac guy!

So strange!

#Who is Benjaman Kyle? #Stuff You Should Know

Listened to an amazing Stuff You Should Know podcast about Fractals. This is amazing mathematics! They figured out how to use this seemingly theoretical and pointless math to do things like complex 3D graphics for film, finding cancer growths, and calculating the power of a whole rain forest by measuring a single tree.

More about fractals:

The Mandelbrot set is a famous fractal.

A fractal is a shape that’s self-similar, meaning that no matter how much you zoom in on it, you will keep seeing the same shape.

(As you explore the edges of the Mandelbrot set, you will find that it contains many tiny Mandelbrot sets, and the edges of those contain… well, you get the idea.)

The Mandelbrot set is named after Benoît Mandelbrot (1924-2010), a Franco-American mathematician who studied it and coined the term fractal. It’s especially remarkable because it’s based on a very simple mathematical equation, yet it produces beautiful images of literally infinite complexity.

Even though the equation is simple, it must be computed millions of times to display a single image. This used to require a supercomputer but now it can be done on a cell phone.

Listened to an amazing Stuff You Should Know podcast about Fractals. This is amazing mathematics! They figured out how to use this seemingly theoretical and pointless math to do things like complex 3D graphics for film, finding cancer growths, and calculating the power of a whole rain forest by measuring a single tree.

More about fractals:

The Mandelbrot set is a famous fractal.

A fractal is a shape that’s self-similar, meaning that no matter how much you zoom in on it, you will keep seeing the same shape.

(As you explore the edges of the Mandelbrot set, you will find that it contains many tiny Mandelbrot sets, and the edges of those contain… well, you get the idea.)

The Mandelbrot set is named after Benoît Mandelbrot (1924-2010), a Franco-American mathematician who studied it and coined the term fractal. It’s especially remarkable because it’s based on a very simple mathematical equation, yet it produces beautiful images of literally infinite complexity.

Even though the equation is simple, it must be computed millions of times to display a single image. This used to require a supercomputer but now it can be done on a cell phone.

#fractals #amazing #stuff you should know

HowStuffWorks.com

How Stuff Works has a tumblr! If you don’t know them, the site is a home of the amazing podcast from Josh & Chuck, Stuff You Should Know. It’s the best podcast around, for reals. And if you want to read about a topic, and you want a well-written article that has been researched properly, skip the google and wiki searches and try the How Stuff Works site. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, I promise!

#Stuff you should Know #how stuff works

Auds has told me about these guys before, and Stuff You Should Know did a podcast on Whaling, and they mentioned the Sea Shepards - they have such a cool logo!
And… they actually came out on top this year, saving more whales than the japanese managed to kill, so one up to the scurvy do-gooding pirates! Kudos Sea Shepards!

Auds has told me about these guys before, and Stuff You Should Know did a podcast on Whaling, and they mentioned the Sea Shepards - they have such a cool logo!

And… they actually came out on top this year, saving more whales than the japanese managed to kill, so one up to the scurvy do-gooding pirates! Kudos Sea Shepards!

#Whales #Whaling #Stuff You Should Know #Sea Shepards

Cool little video from the Stuff You Should Know Podcast guys about Zombies.

#Zombies #Stuff You Should Know

I just listened to a 30 minute Stuff You Should Know podcast about the US Marshals, and the fact of the show for me is that it’s “Marshal” and not “Marshall”.
I’ve always assumed it would have to be with two L’s, but Marshall is a guy’s name, Marshal is a tough guy’s job.
Huh, who knew!
And thanks to ricky catto for ruining me for life by introducing me to Stuff You Should Know Podcast, i’m hooked now!

I just listened to a 30 minute Stuff You Should Know podcast about the US Marshals, and the fact of the show for me is that it’s “Marshal” and not “Marshall”.

I’ve always assumed it would have to be with two L’s, but Marshall is a guy’s name, Marshal is a tough guy’s job.

Huh, who knew!

And thanks to ricky catto for ruining me for life by introducing me to Stuff You Should Know Podcast, i’m hooked now!

#Stuff You Should Know #rickycatto #SYSK #US Marshals