Monthly Archives: November 2014

World Toilet Day 2014!!!




I know it’s not until tomorrow, but I just couldn’t wait! Tomorrow, November 19th, is World Toilet Day! Why am I so excited? Because it’s really important, I am fortunate enough have it, even though 2.5 BILLION people still don’t. That’s more than people lacking cell phones. So, if you take sanitation for granted, I dare you to “not use a toilet” for even just one day (Actually, I don’t, because it could have serious health consequences, which, you know, is kind of the point I’m trying to make).

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Brain pickings


Had breakfast in the tea room like I do every morning.  It was a younger chemist guy and me, and we ate in silence for a couple minutes.  Excruciatingly normal and mundane.  Then, suddenly, he asks, “Yudai, what are the building blocks of matter?”

We commence to talk not just about atoms but, quarks, sparticles, anti-matter and black holes.

Today’s gonna be a good day!