This is a penny. We all know how big it is, how much space it takes. But what about a thousand pennies? A million pennies? Can you visualize it? The MegaPenny Project might be able to help you realize just how big some numbers (like a billion) really is. For example: This is a thousand pennies. This is a million … Read More
Love Me Dooce
I just noticed that Dooce.com won the 2005 Bloggie Award for (1) Best American Weblog; (2) Most Humorous Weblog and (3) Best Writing of a Weblog. All well-deserved. Dooce.com is the personal journal of Heather Armstrong, an ex-Mormon and all-around cutie. Her blog has the rare distinction of becoming a generic word — "dooced" means "to be fired from one’s … Read More
The Toynbee Mystery
Signs like this one were first spotted in New York and Philadephia in 1996. They appear to be plastic and baked into the street or sidewalk. The plaques make reference to Stanley Kubrick’s "2001" (and perhaps "2010"), but what do they mean? Some publicity was generated about the bizarre plaques, and it turns out that these signs appear throughout the … Read More
Bad Album Covers
Oh, these are bad. Just in case it’s not clear, the album on the left is entitled "Dan Betzer and Louie Tell the Bible Classics, Vol. III".
Frappachinno Double Latte, Anyone?
Ever in need of a Starbucks while walking the streets of New York City? The solution is to open your eyes and look around; chances are you will see one. But just in case you don’t, this website has got a photo of them all. Pictured here is the Starbucks at the corner of Broadway and Reade.
Fun With Animals
This and other unique animals can all be found at The Ugly Zoo. Or perhaps you might be interested in seeing the winners of the somewhat disturbing "I Look Like My Dog" contest.
Convert Websites to ASCII Format
Go here, type in any URL (like www.kenashford.com), and it will be converted into ASCII format. Now you may ask "WHY would I want to do that?" I have absolutely no idea.
The Memory Hole
I’ve been a fan of www.memoryhole.org since they took an electonically redacted DOJ document, unredacted it, and posted it. (The document was an internal DOJ study which was highly critical of its own minority hiring practices. The DOJ heavily redacted the most incriminating parts, and posted it on its website. Someone was able to remove the electronic redactions, and it … Read More