Uhm. Hi.

wingedcorgi:

Bucky getting excited about technology (and pissing off the Starks) 1943-2014.

homoquest:

i want to see more queer kids in childrens media i want to crush the idea that you have to be of a certain age before you’re allowed to know who you are

edwardspoonhands:

Sweet map of Nerdfighteria Island arrived today.

edwardspoonhands:

Sweet map of Nerdfighteria Island arrived today.

ruinedchildhood:


The sad story of the Three Bears in Shrek

Papa bear on the rebound though

ruinedchildhood:

The sad story of the Three Bears in Shrek

Papa bear on the rebound though

myarmsareridiculous:

me when straight girls

image

caffeinemusicandrainydays:

ruinedchildhood:

this episode changed me forever

…..what

the4elemelons:

Well I did 6th grade wrong

the4elemelons:

Well I did 6th grade wrong

musubae:

bagmilk:

fetuzeater:

my dash just

what iPhone do you have?????

musubae:

bagmilk:

fetuzeater:

my dash just

what iPhone do you have?????

Why do tampons come in packs of 96? Why not 100?

edwardspoonhands:

I wish I knew…and this is a bigger question than you think you’re asking. When we count we go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and then we start over again, just changing the second number, 11, 12, 13…etc. This is called “base 10”. The base is the number that you have to hit before moving a decimal place over. We use base ten, presumably, 100% because we have ten fingers. 

However, 12 is possibly a better choice. Ten is only divisible by 1, 2, 5, and 10 while 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. So for a lot of applications, base 12 is easier to use. And we do use base 12, just not very often or very precisely. Every time you say “two dozen” you’re using base 12. Or, in the case of your pack of tampons, eight dozen.

Why we use dozens isn’t exactly clear…it may be just because it’s mathematically convenient…or it may be good for marketing reasons (96 might sound more impressive than 100.) Or maybe it’s because there are roughly 12 lunar cycles per year (which is where we get the 12 months.)

We don’t really know…but beer, soda, eggs, and tampons…all come in dozens…for reasons that stretch back, possibly, to the very beginning of counting. Which is REALLY COOL.

edwardspoonhands:

maggieoletamaedeever:

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

Holy. Crap. I just found an email argument between me and some random internet person about evolution and creationism. Apparently I thought this was important enough to print out and save for TWENTY YEARS!!!

Cannot tell you how many times I’ve been on the phone with Hank and it’s clear he isn’t listening and then I say you’re not listening and then he says, “Hold on someone on the Internet is wrong about something.”

You just got reblogged and commented on by John Green! Be honored !

He’s…he’s my brother…

edwardspoonhands:

maggieoletamaedeever:

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

Holy. Crap. I just found an email argument between me and some random internet person about evolution and creationism. Apparently I thought this was important enough to print out and save for TWENTY YEARS!!!

Cannot tell you how many times I’ve been on the phone with Hank and it’s clear he isn’t listening and then I say you’re not listening and then he says, “Hold on someone on the Internet is wrong about something.”

You just got reblogged and commented on by John Green! Be honored !

He’s…he’s my brother…