Happy Monday. Have a good weekend? Take a few minutes to enjoy some morsels from this edition of Market it Write’s Monday Madeleines as you settle into the new work week. Enjoy, comment and share!
Extreme Photos of David Clifford [PICS}
David Clifford is a commercial photographer from Aspen, CO. Once you see this collection of pics: a) You’ll be longing for a little solitude in nature and b) you may smile at the irony of his name. You have to appreciate the precarious position he must have placed himself in to capture some of these shots. Thanks to @2cre8 (Kathy Meyer) for bringing out attention to these stunning photos.
Riots, wild markets: Did space storms drive us mad?
This piece on Reuters suggests that the cause of the rioting in England and the instability in the financial markets around the globe may be rooted in science. It seems that the sun has been undergoing a phenomenon known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs lately, throwing bursts of highly charged particles into space. So is it coincidence or not? You decide. Brought to us by @www365buyingcom (Dwight Wallace).
Our addiction to technology trumps caffeine, chocolate and alcohol
The LA Times reports that according to a recent survey by technology firm TeleNav, more than half of Americans would rather give up chocolate, alcohol and caffeine for a week before parting temporarily with their phones. 40% of iPhone users would give up their toothbrushes. Okay, so smartphones are cool technology, but better than sex? About a third think so. Thanks to @latimestech for sharing their own take on today’s society.
Video of the Week
Origami Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
Here’s a new way of teaching math. No, not really, but the more I watched, the more I had to laugh. When I watched this, the video had just over 200K views and an unbelievable 2,000+ comments, many of which are crude, some funny. After viewing this you’ll finally get what Pythagoras was trying to prove. Or maybe not.
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