Monday, May 27, 2013

My little 3 year-old Venus flytrap

The Venus flytrap (also Venus's flytrap or Venus' flytrap), Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States. It catches its prey—chiefly insects and arachnids— with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against a waste of energy in trapping objects with no nutritional value.

from the wikipedia

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Antonio Mezzero

Charles Darwin

Street basketball


寿司 と呼ばれる食品は、酢飯と主に魚介類を組み合わせた日本料理である。 大別すると、生鮮魚介を用いた「早鮨(早ずし)」と、魚介類に米を加えて乳酸発酵させた「なれ鮨(なれずし)」に区分される。 そのなかでも代表的な寿司は前者の握り寿司(江戸前寿司)であり、英語圏では“sushi”で通じる料理となっている。 (詳細は、各々「江戸前寿司」「なれずし」を参照)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thank God this didn't happen to Michelangelo

We were listening to Rock the Casbah from The Clash and we felt like dancing.
I took my shirt off, spinning it around like a helicopter when the accident happened.

And all of a sudden the fun stopped...

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Clone Wars

I'm a big fan of The Clone Wars.
Last month I've been watching the first three seasons and studying the Wookieepedia.
This week I'm starting Season 4. Here's an interesting trailer.

My favorite Clone Wars Lego set is 9515 - the Malevolence. I've been looking for this set for a decent price at Toys'r'us and El Corte Inglés but to no avail (I've found no prices below €140). I think I'm getting mine at for £79.99.

Meanwhile watch this set review at Brick Show TV. This guy is a genius, no doubt.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Hex board game, 2 of 2

«Would you like to learn Polygon? Piet Hein has constructed a game that can be practised with equal joy by the chess expert and one who is merely able to hold a pencil.»

Politiken magazine, December 26, 1942

In this match I had the red pieces.
The white ones belonged to... a ... prehistoric dinosaur!!!

The Hex board game, 1 of 2

«The game was invented by the Danish mathematician Piet Hein, who introduced it in 1942 at the Niels Bohr Institute. It was independently re-invented in 1947 by the mathematician John Nash at Princeton University.»

from Wikipedia