Posts Tagged ‘Humour’

Amazing 3D illusions on paper

December 26, 2012

This is fun:

Engineering Flowchart

October 3, 2012

Engineering is the science, skill, and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and also build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.

It can be summarised as:

10 great tricks to play on your friends

September 15, 2012

These tricks from Richard Wiseman look really neat, but you may have to go back and watch some of them over a couple of times to get them straight. I would advise playing these tricks on your friends one at a time, or your friend may end up completely shattered.

My brother – ‘Jesus’

August 9, 2012

As the following image seems to have gone viral on Facebook and was apparently trending on Twitter (although I missed that) I thought it would be remiss of me not to put it up.

To clarify, my brother David Barlow is not Jesus, although he is an extremely good basketball player!

It is also a good opportunity to say how incredibly proud I am of my younger brother as he once again represents his country at the greatest sporting spectacle on earth, the Olympic Games.

I wish him and the Australian Boomers well as they tackle the best basketball team on the planet – the US national team.

And if you liked that image, you may like to see a more recent photo, here is one with the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt. It is quite clear who ‘Jesus’ is in this one …

Is time travel possible? Ask an expert.

February 25, 2012

Steven Hawking does not know how to time travel:

Or at least, if he does know how to travel through time, he certainly is keeping tight lipped about it. He does have a good point though.

Lucky Santa is magic !!!

January 13, 2012

Santa came to our house this Christmas just gone, lucky he is magic!

Your mathematical probability of being wrong is high

November 26, 2011

Probability theory is the branch of mathematics concerned with analysis of random phenomena. In most four-choice multiple choice questions, your probability of being correct is 1 in 4. Not so with this question:

A funny science lolcat

August 10, 2011

Argon is a chemical element represented by the symbol Ar. Argon has atomic number 18 and is the third element in group 18 of the periodic table (noble gases). Being a noble gas the element undergoes almost no chemical reactions.

Which is why this is funny:

More lolcat’s here.

‘The Cell Song’, by Me

August 30, 2010

Due to popular demand from some of my students, here is my first attempt at a song. Have a listen:

If you liked it, right click here to download.

How Scientists see the World

June 20, 2010

This is how scientists see the world:

Among other things, the picture above shows nuclear fusion in the sun, cellular respiration in the rabbit and photosynthesis in the tree.

Does anyone know what some of the other equations are?