April 29, 2010

Oil Spill in the Gulf

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 11:48 PM by ilearnsomethingnew

To be honest, even though I know it’s a bad idea, I’ve wondered why we don’t just burn all the oil in the gulf. At least it’d get it out of the water…

Burn, baby, burn!

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April 11, 2010

Astronomers Without Borders

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 11:50 PM by ilearnsomethingnew

Apparently there is an organization called Astronomers Without Borders. I thought that most astronomy was conducted free of borders. Perhaps I was wrong, since this organization exists.

GAM 2010! Heck yeah!

August 20, 2009

Muggle Quidditch

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 10:36 PM by ilearnsomethingnew

Snitch=/=person

Snitch=/=person

I learned today that there is an adaptation of Quidditch made for ground play among muggles. Check it out here. This is way too entertaining to skip. Go about three-quarters of the way down the page and read the heading “Muggle Quidditch”. Here’s an excerpt:

While the Snitch is a magical object within the canon of the Harry Potter novels, in Muggle Quidditch the Snitch is most often a sort of neutral player, usually dressed in all yellow. The Snitch, after release, is usually allowed to roam an area beyond the playing field. When played on a college campus the range is often the entire campus.

This person apparently dresses entirely in yellow and does anything they can to avoid being caught by the Seekers. OMG, this is, like, the best!