I really don’t like generational claims to exceptionalism, but if there’s an aspect of life that is unique to our age it is the scope and speed of change in society. Here’s a video about the locations of video rental change Blockbuster in the US between 1986 and 2019. If your attention span doesn’t extend …

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It probably won’t surprise anyone who knows me to find out I lean heavily on the ‘decades/centuries begin on the year that has a 1, not a 0’ side of the contention about when these things actually start.This article from Mental Floss has placated me a bit with its observation that it’s not really about …

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I’m not sure that the authors of these strategies about finding the best place to park your car at the shopping centre ever experienced anything like the carparks at our local Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets. This video is another attempt to demonstrate that maths has uses in everyday life. Read more at Mental Floss.

Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. But what about the wood or the jungle? This article on Mental Floss is about the differences between the three terms. Cutting to the chase: To summarize, forests are historically and colloquially considered to be larger than woods, and scientifically considered to be more dense. Jungles …

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