A very happy birthday to the man on the left. To say I look up to you (pun intended) is an understatement. You are my best friend and I wouldn’t be the person I am without you. Happy birthday Mi Hermano. Love you.
Brain training and neuroscience research facility Lumosity names Ithaca, NY the smartest city in America. The facility ranked 100 cities based on their raw cognitive performance. View the complete list.
Auto Ithaca Reblog. See you in a week Itown.
Itown….fu*k with us.
Photo Op of the Day: Miguel’s Stage Dive FAIL
During last night’s 2013 Billboard Music Awards, R&B singer Miguel attempted to soar over a crowd of fans to the other side of the stage while performing the song “Adorn,” but unfortunately ended up kicking a fan right in the head on his way down. The 27-year-old singer, who finished his act before reuniting with her in the backstage after the show, later told reporters that the fan managed to avoid any serious injury (thankfully), but the incident has already inspired quite a few image macros and clever photoshopped images.
Meanwhile in London of the Day: Bluth’s Banana Stand is Going On Tour
To promote the upcoming season premiere of Arrested Development on May 26th, Netflix has launched a pop-up shop tour of Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand, which will serve up real frozen bananas and photo ops with cast members in various locations across Great Britain and the United States, starting with London (as seen in the picture) this week and a few more pit stops in New York and Los Angeles in the following week. Is there any money in it? Perhaps you should find out!
A New Perspective of the Day: Wringing Out Water from a Washcloth in Space
Tenth graders Kendra and Meredith from Fall River, Nova Scotia recently took a top prize the Canadian Space Agency’s Science Challenge with a washcloth-wringing experiment. As part of their prize, Col. Chris Hadfield, currently living in the International Space Station, made a video showing exactly what happens when a person tries to wring out a washcloth in zero gravity.
A hidden note found in Goldwin Smith Hall
Matt Eisenberg recently found this note hidden in one of the drawers of a table in Goldwin Smith Hall. It reads:
“Dear Classics Student,
Greetings from November 8th, 2010. I sit in Pietro Puccis class translating a Socratic Dialogue of Plato, which shall remain nameless. Though the professor’s intellect is undoubtedly impressive, I find myself uninterested, as my sleep deprived eyes are driving my mind behind them to distraction. Not five minutes ago I ventured into the drawer in this table to see if I could find anything of interest inside, if only to occupy my time for the remainder of class. Imagine my dismay at finding naught but an empty mechanical pencil! It is for this reason I was moved to write this letter to you, unknown friend and colleague, so that you might for a time find yourself with something remotely interesting to gaze upon during a class. Yet this gem is only for those who are bold, daring, and courageous enough to delve into the very depths of this table which I write upon now. It may be months until someone reads this. It may be tomorrow. It may be never. There is no way I will ever know, unless, you, my noble audience, might write something back. Yet regardless, I congratulate you, O wise and curious creature, for finding this letter. Should you be moved to respond in such a fashion, I urge you to not deny thine own impulses. For Socrates himself once said “If you find a note within the ‘Cornell’ Classics dept’, you shouldst respond”
Though I do not know you, be assured that I love you with my entire being.”