Monthly Archives: January 2009

When I was about 8…

Surfing in RETROLAND I found this treasures and I couldn’t avoid making a post about them.

If you were born in the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s at least you must know one of this toys, they are so good (or maybe not that much but you must know them) that they have lasted a couple of decades.

Toys from the 80’s (decade in which I was born):

1. View-Master

2. Candy Land: I loved Mr. Chocolate.

3. Mr. Potato Head

4. Mouse Trap: Building the trap was way more amusing than playing the game which was pretty boring.

5. Twister: Fun for many generations.

6. Simon Says: I think this was from the 60’s or so.

7. Etch-a- Sketch: Really good.

8. Sea-Monkeys

9. Easy-Bake: For making burnt hot-cakes.

10. Slinky

11. Silly Putty

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A nice video about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: created in 1948 with a big influence of WWII. It is considered the document with the largest number of translations worldwide.

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The other Mona Lisas

Roch Lichtenstein’s Mona Lisa:

Matt Groening’s Mona Lisa:

Pablo Picasso‘s Mona Lisa:

South Park‘s Mona Lisa:

Andy Warhol‘s Mona Lisa:

Camille Rose Garcia‘s Mona Lisa:

Nickelodeon‘s Mona Lisa:

Jackson Pollock‘s Mona Lisa:

I love the one from Nickelodeon she would definitely have her own cartoon.

Seen in: aviary.com

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Brain Hemispheres

We have two brain hemispheres, the left and the right hemisphere. It seems that right-handed people use their left hemisphere (linear sequence) more than their right hemisphere, and left-handed people use more their right hemisphere (visual simulatneousness).

In a few words, the left hemisphere needs to finish a task before it starts another, while the right hemisphere combines different tasks at the same time (this generates an excellent multitask hability).

Which is your predominant hemisphere?

Go to this link, and depending on the direction you see the dancer turning around is the predominant hemisphere in your brain. If you see the dancer turning clockwise it means that you use more your right hemisphere and vice versa.

NOTE: The dancer can change direction if for example you start singing, multiplying, reading, etc.

LEFT HEMISPHERE:

  • Verbal
  • Analytic
  • Temporal
  • Rational
  • Digital
  • Logical
  • Linear

RIGHT HEMISPHERE:

  • Not verbal
  • Synthetic
  • Not temporal
  • Irrational
  • Spatial
  • Intuitive
  • Holistical

The video shown below is one of the best I’ve seen on the TED collection. It shows a doctor’s experience with a brain stroke in her left hemisphere. The video narrates what is happening to her, physically and mentally during the stroke and how her perception of things and her attitude towards life changes after this event.

I HIGHLY recommend it.

PART 1

PART 2

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Do you need a haircut?

Ok…

  1. Put your earphones on (very important).
  2. Raise the volume.
  3. Press “Play”.
  4. Close your eyes (but really close them).

Do you like your new haircut?

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A little bit of numbers

Triángulo de Pascal

Pascal's Triangle

The concept is simple: each number inside each box represents the sum of the number written above it and the number written on its left.

This triangle created in 1665 by Blaise Pascal has become one of the most representative images of the history of science, mainly because it contains numerous mathematical patterns.

For example, the first column in the left side shows number “1” numbers, the next column shows countable numbers “1,2,3,4…”, the third column shows triangular numbers “1,3,6,10…”, the fourth column shows tetrahedral numbers “1,4,10,20…”, and so on.

It also contains probability patterns, polynomial numbers, horizontal sum sequences and the Fibonacci sequence, among other things that can be seen here.

Is math in everything?

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