The biggest book in the world
Standing 1.75 meters tall (almost 6 ft), this is the biggest book you’ll ever read - and the biggest ever produced. It takes six people to carry; flipping the page is like an exercise at the gym. A gift from the Amsterdam professor Johannes Klencke, the so-called Klencke Atlas was made in 1660 for the English King Charles II. The large maps were meant to be cut out and pasted on the wall, which never happened. It is a beautiful book - but definitely unsuitable for taking to the beach this summer.
How do you tell if the stage is level?
The drummer is drooling from both sides of his mouth.
How can you tell a drummer’s at the door?
The knocking speeds up.
What’s the last thing a drummer says in a band?
"Hey, how about we try one of my songs?"
What do you call a drummer that breaks up with his girlfriend?
What do Ginger Baker and black coffee have in common?
They both suck without Cream.
How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Five: One to screw the bulb in, and four to talk about how much better
Neil Peart could’ve done it.
An amateur drummer died and went to heaven. He was waiting outside the pearly gates when he heard the most incredible fast and furious drumming coming from within. Immediately he recognized the playing and rushed to ask St. Peter if that was Buddy Rich playing drums inside the gates. St. Peter responded: “No, that’s God. He just thinks he’s Buddy Rich.”
How do you get a drummer off of your porch?
Pay him 10 bucks for the pizza.
Why didn’t the Little Drummer Boy get into heaven?
Because he woke up the baby, for Christ’s sake!
What do you call a drummer with half a brain?
What does a drummer use for contraception?
What do you say to a drummer in a three-piece suit?
"Will the defendant please rise?"
"Hey buddy, how late does the band play?"
"Oh, about half a beat behind the drummer."
Hey, did you hear about the drummer who finished high school?
Why do guitarists put drumsticks on the dash of their car?
So they can park in the handicapped spot.
How is a drum solo like a sneeze?
You know it’s coming, but there’s nothing you can do about it.
What’s the first thing a drummer says when he moves to LA?
"Would you like fries with that, sir?
What is the difference between a drummer and a savings bond?
One will mature and make money.
Why do drummers have lots of kids?
They’re not too good at the Rhythm Method.
What do you do if you accidentally run over a drummer?
What did the drummer say to the band leader?
"Do you want me to play too fast or too slow?
Bob Burnquist’s “Dreamland” - A Backyard Progression (by oakley)
Burnquist grants his fans exclusive access to the private domain in which so many of his contributions to skateboarding were born, his backyard in Southern California, better known as “Dreamland.”
Yes, he added a Hip feature onto his personal MegaRamp. A Hip that starts up on a hill and sends him across a 15-foot gap into the 25-foot quarterpipe. You know, something mellow.
Alan Turing the legendary father of computer science, codebreaker, and tragic victim of sexual intolerance, is set to be pardoned by the British government 59 years after his suicide and prosecution for being gay.
How much smarter would our tech be now if Turing had been celebrating his marriage at 41, instead of harassed into suicide as a gay man?
At Smithsonian’s Smart News, Rose Eveleth notes that pardoning Turing doesn’t make him less wronged, and doesn’t diminish the tragedy of persecuting this genius for being who he was. I like the idea she mentions: Teach Turing’s complete story in schools, and help eradicate bullying.
While we can’t take back the wrongs of the past, we can work to make sure they are never repeated. Especially in science.