Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Polar Bears Found To Have Developed Written Language

Generally thought to lack the mental capacity to exhibit complex behaviour, scientists at the Online University of Argentina have surprisingly found that polar bears have their own distinct language, sporting up to 2,400 words and phrases.

This phenomenon was first postulated in 1998 when graduate student, Obamo Baracko, observed polar bears making unusual paw movements in the snow while in the company of other bears. Baracko placed stop-motion cameras at various locations around communal feeding ground areas, and slowly uncovered their unique paw scripting patterns.

"Over the past 10 years, I've determined the bears have their own vocabulary and grammar that I call Barium", said Baracko. Some of the more complex phrases he's deciphered so far are "it's windy", "big fish below", "snow coming", and "humans fucked our climate".

Baracko's next study will involve studying the interactions of polar bears with other cold weather animals, such as penguins and sea lions, to determine if the polar bear language can be understood by other species.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Oh Boy !

Prerelease Screen Capture From New Movie, "White Chicks 2"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

KFC - 0 Trans Fat ?

I'm confused with the colonel over at KFC. First off pronunciation. How do you get "ker-nel" out of colonel? But more importantly, what does 0 trans fat mean? Is this it, or are they going to get rid of completely?

Check out this link explaining it.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Is PayDay rigged?

Chart of PayDay lotto results

I recently read on redflagdeals that if you buy 3 PayDay tickets, you get the 4th for free. I don't play the lottery much, but a free ticket sounds like a nice deal.

So I got curious, cut and paste the PayDay lottery results into a spreadsheet, and made a graph. The y axis is the frequency, the x axis is the actual number. FYI, PayDay has 77 numbers, of which, they draw 4.

Does the chart look a little funny to you? It does to me. Up until 35, it looks like a fairly flat distribution with some irregularities, as to be expected. But from 36 to 77, it looks different. I see a series of waves. And it looks as though the highest frequency numbers all peak within these waves.

It could be a fluke, but if I were playing, I'd pick the peaks of these waves, and anything in the middle...

My numbers are....

37, 38, 39
44, 45, 46, 47
60, 61, 62, 63
71, 72

Unfortunately, that's still 14 numbers, way too many to play in all combinations. Good luck.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I Like Ferrets

Black footed ferret

Yahoo posted a slideshow of these ferrets they found recently that were thought to have gone extinct. Click here to see the full slideshow.