The UK versus US.
The history of these words is more interesting than ‘America is stupid’. Autumnus means “passing of the year” and feallan (old english origin of ‘fall’) means “fall of the year”. Fall was the more popular term in Britain during the 16th century, the peak of English emigration to the US, but later autumn became more popular in the UK but not in the US.
This is not a parrot — take a closer look.
THIS IS THAT SASSY DOG
THIS IS THE BEST POST I’VE EVER SEEN. CAN’T BREATHE
when your friend named ben is gay
Thanks for reminding me of middle school hahaha
Anyone who has played the game can relate.
I never thought that a munchkin kitty playing with a humidifier would cheer me up so well.
This Is What Wi-Fi Would Look Like, If We Could See It
If our airborne Internet wasn’t invisible, it might look something like these colorful energy fields.
Even though Wi-Fi is invisible, we know when it’s not working. Some people have even developed a bat-like sense of guessing where the signal is strongest and moving their laptops to that specific coffee shop table. But artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm wanted to know: what would Wi-Fi look like if we could see those waves pulsing the network to our computers? “I did a Google search that asked, ‘What if we could see Wi-Fi?’ and I couldn’t find anything, so I decided to make my own,” Lamm says.
That search eventually produced these images of what Wi-Fi would look like on the National Mall, which Lamm posted on MyDeals.com. With the help of a NASA astrobiologist, Lamm used 3-D shapes taken from a Washington, D.C. government map to recreate the size and frequency of the waves. As for the NASA connection, Lamm explains that he simply put out a call for help on Craigslist. M. Browning Vogel, an astrobiology Ph.D. who worked at NASA Ames for five years, helped Lamm out.