Archive for December, 2007

Is More Always Worse?

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Is it always true that if you have a good thing, then having more of it is better and, conversely, if you got something bad having more of it is worse? Case in point, consider the following situation (usually told as a joke):
“What is worse than finding a worm in the apple you are eating?”
“I don’t know… Two worms.”
“No. Half a worm!”

Marching Band – Visual and Audio Pattern

Friday, December 21st, 2007
clipped from www.youtube.com

UCLA Marching Band Strike Up the Band For UCLA

Drumline – An Audio Pattern People Enjoy

Friday, December 21st, 2007
clipped from www.youtube.com

2006 UCLA Drumline

The Wave – Thousands of People Sharing Fun, Clip No. 2

Friday, December 21st, 2007
clipped from www.youtube.com
Alabama A-Day Game 2007: Crowd Doing The Wave

Thousands of people enjoy doing and watching the wave. The sense of comradeship and sharing is most powerful. But the the beautiful pattern created by the synchronized crowd is magnificent.

The Wave – Thousands of People Sharing Fun, Clip No. 1

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Thousands of people enjoy doing and watching the wave. The sense of comradeship and sharing is most powerful. But the the beautiful pattern created by the synchronized crowd is magnificent. You can hear the excitement in the voice of the woman.
[USC vs. Arizona State Football Game]
clipped from www.youtube.com

USC vs. Arizona State – Football Game Wave!

Shoelace Tying

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

I am always amazed at the ingenuity of the human mind. I’ve always been interested in and even fascinated by knots and tying. I’ve known several ways of tying shoelaces and did not give it much thought. I considered it so simple, once it was tied, the shoelace knot is one of the most basic knots. nothing to it.

Wrong!

Several years ago, when my son was in first grade I was awed by one of his classmates, a second grader, when I saw how she tied her shoelaces in a single, fluid motion. I asked her to repeat it and she did but her fingers always moved too fast for my eyes to catch the details of her action. The result, however, was the familiar knot. She told me that this is the only way she knew to tie her laces.

Then I came across this video and I learned how to tie my shoelaces in the same way.

It’s not difficult and you can do it too and fascinate your friends.