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The Buttered Cat Paradox

Some things we all know are true appear to contradict each other, and even though we are aware of the facts, we cannot always know what will happen when these concepts come together. One such concept is that of the buttered cat. In most cases of scientific conundrums, experiments are used to find the answer. [...]

Television Shows Out of Their Time

Rob Cockerham constructed a chart of TV shows that were set in a time period other than the one they were produced in. This may be especially useful for young people who weren’t watching at the time, like my children, who thought the series Happy Days was produced in the 1950s. Still, there are some [...]

Automated Human Sign Spinner

When businesses learned that a person carrying a sign drew a lot more attention than a static sign, a whole new occupation was born: the sign spinner. Now it seems that at least one business wants to save that expense. Rob Cockerham spotted this automated sign spinner in Sacramento, California. See her in action at [...]

Playing $1,000 on a Slot Machine

Rob Cockerham posted the Incredibly Depressing Mega Millions Lottery Simulator a month ago, so you’d think he would be the type to avoid gambling. However, he won a costume contest for one of his over-the-top creations and the prize was $1,000 -in slot machine play! Therefore, win or lose, he sat down to play and [...]