Wit, Wisdom 'n Wisecracks (mostly wisecracks, really)
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I’ve decided to call my cat’s litterbox “Schrödinger’s Cat Box”

because I never know until I look whether she has pooped inside it or outside it.

On Choices

In any question of fact, if you must choose between an answer most supported by evidence and reason, and an answer most supported by your feelings, and furthermore the consequences of which answer you choose will affect only you, such as your mood, happiness, well-being, etc.; then by all means select the answer that pleases you.

If, however, the answer will cause you to behave in ways that will affect others, as by trying to coerce us to reach the same conclusion, whether by persuasion, force of law, or less cultured forms of duress, then it is imperative that you select the answer most supported by evidence and reason; because we can all experience the same evidence and reason, but we cannot all share your feelings.

earthstory:

Another incredible view of an aurora from Astronaut Reid Wiseman on board the international space station, this one over Australia

I wish every human, especially those filled with hate and violence, could spend at least one orbit on the International Space Station, and watch the whole Earth turning beneath them. They’d see how beautiful, small and fragile it is. While I know it won’t change every heart, some are just too hardened, I think it might change so many that the world would be transformed.

clitterly:


emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

yes

clitterly:

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

yes

Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.
Leo F. Buscaglia (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Leadership, not Bossership.

Leadership, not Bossership.

Very cool.  Makes a pretty good zero-calorie lemonade too, I just discovered. (Well, zero plus whatever calories are in the lemon juice.)

Very cool.  Makes a pretty good zero-calorie lemonade too, I just discovered. (Well, zero plus whatever calories are in the lemon juice.)

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

Scientists from MIT Developed a Trillion frames per second slow motion camera that can show light moving through a bottle. Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography - For comparison, the imaging of a bullet captured at this many frames per second would last a year as explained in thepresentation by Professor Ramesh Raskar of MIT.
[video]
^ what you have witnessed above is light travelling in slow motion.

Very Cool!

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

Scientists from MIT Developed a Trillion frames per second slow motion camera that can show light moving through a bottle. Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography - For comparison, the imaging of a bullet captured at this many frames per second would last a year as explained in thepresentation by Professor Ramesh Raskar of MIT.

[video]

^ what you have witnessed above is light travelling in slow motion.

Very Cool!

From Rick’s Test Kitchen:
I wanted to know which tasted better; Truvia or Stevia.  I tried them both in coffee and found them to be… indistinguishable.
So then I made my own vanilla yogurt using equal measures of the same ingredients and found them to be…  indistinguishable.
Since Truvia is made from Stevia, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.  
Overall impression: Not bad. Doesn’t pass for sugar, but the slight aftertaste isn’t as bad as other sweeteners I’ve tried, and supposedly this stuff is more natural, so perhaps less long term health concerns.
Rick’s recommendation: If you like the stuff, buy whichever is cheaper.

From Rick’s Test Kitchen:

I wanted to know which tasted better; Truvia or Stevia.  I tried them both in coffee and found them to be… indistinguishable.

So then I made my own vanilla yogurt using equal measures of the same ingredients and found them to be…  indistinguishable.

Since Truvia is made from Stevia, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.  

Overall impression: Not bad. Doesn’t pass for sugar, but the slight aftertaste isn’t as bad as other sweeteners I’ve tried, and supposedly this stuff is more natural, so perhaps less long term health concerns.

Rick’s recommendation: If you like the stuff, buy whichever is cheaper.

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

President and Nuclear Physicist pf Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, pictured here in 1973, was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image).  Mrs. Jackson is also known for holding office as former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

President and Nuclear Physicist pf Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, pictured here in 1973, was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image).

Mrs. Jackson is also known for holding office as former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton

My sweetie made this lovely pie this past weekend.  She made two actually, but half is all that’s left! It’s apple, berry and almond, and is actually rather healthy (in addition to delicious!) because no added sugar other than fruit and a little “all fruit” preserves. She thinks it needs work, but my tummy says PERFECT!  *burp!*

My sweetie made this lovely pie this past weekend.  She made two actually, but half is all that’s left! It’s apple, berry and almond, and is actually rather healthy (in addition to delicious!) because no added sugar other than fruit and a little “all fruit” preserves. She thinks it needs work, but my tummy says PERFECT!  *burp!*

1 rhino, 2 camels, 1 horse and 2… ummmm…   miscellaneous.

1 rhino, 2 camels, 1 horse and 2… ummmm… miscellaneous.

We often feel miserable and our world seems upside-down because we believe that external things will work out exactly as we plan and expect them to.
Lama Yeshe (via thecalminside)