Archive for the ‘Random’ Category

What’s the opposite of yummy?

November 23, 2007

What with it currently being Thanksgiving, I suddenly had the urge to google the word, “Turducken“. I’d heard of it before, and I even knew what it was, but I just wanted to know more about it. I’m starting to wish I hadn’t. When reading the Wikipedia article on it (the first link in the Google search), there was mention of other “variants”, including the turgooponducheasnishuaichuffguihagaga, which supposedly consists of a turkey, duck, chicken, cornish game hen, pheasant, quail, goose, capon, beef, pork, lamb and frog. I can only imagine what stuffing that thing must be like.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Math is beautiful

November 7, 2007

This was just a very interesting read. I’ve always believed that math is more interesting than people give it credit for. Falling math standards are more due to bad teaching than the difficulty of the subject.

Bullsh!t? Probably…

November 6, 2007

A couple of days ago, my mom mentioned that a face reader would be coming over to our place. I’m not sure on who’s recommendation mom brought the guy over, but I made it amply clear that I wanted nothing to do with the guy. Anyway, after he arrived, Roshni made me sit down and listen to what the guy was saying about dad (since obviously, it would be too rude to leave the room). The whole thing reminded me of the very first episode of Penn and Teller’s Bullshit. Different goal (making predictions as opposed to contacting the dead), but same principle. The guy made general statements about dad (“Self-made man”, “People jealous of your success”, etc etc), before mentioning me (“your son is very hard-working”). That’s when dad and I both started laughing. 😛 When dad mentioned that I was actually pretty lazy, the guy backtracked pretty well and said that I was young, but when the time came, I would put in the effort required.

Anyway, I had enough and went inside my room with my oranges. Later that night, just as dad was about to go to bed, he told me that I was “110% right” about the guy being a fraud. He went to drop him off at his hotel, but apparently he made sure that dad didn’t see where they were staying, and got off near the railway station instead. *shakes head*

Where does the buck stop?

September 24, 2007

As of this moment, the US dollar is trading at Rs. 39.7697, according to . In and of itself, that’s not particularly earth-shattering. But the Canadian dollar is trading at Rs. 39.7359. What’s even more interesting is that 1 CAD = 0.999349 USD. In other words, the Canadian dollar is worth more than the US dollar.

Interesting times ahead for the US markets, let me tell ya. 😉

Sky’s the limit!

August 25, 2007

I got an email about this, and looked it up online. I know at least the bottom two exist for real, but there is some debate about the ones above. Either way, it’s very funny. 🙂