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  • But What About Greenland?
    2024-04-05

    If you’re wondering why I’m in Greenland and what “Odd Things in Odd Places” is, here’s the scoop. A survey left the choice of sending me to Norway, Iceland, or Greenland to the readers, with Greenland emerging as the winner over Iceland. This revealed a common confusion between Iceland and Greenland among the readers. Let’s

    If you’re wondering why I’m in Greenland and what “Odd Things in Odd Places” is, here’s the scoop. A survey left the choice of sending me to Norway, Iceland, or Greenland to the readers, with Greenland emerging as the winner over Iceland. This revealed a common confusion between Iceland and Greenland among the readers. Let’s

  • The Primate Awards
    2024-03-25

    Humans, often too focused on themselves, tend to neglect their primate family members, including the Great Apes and other primates. However, there are 423 primate species that deserve recognition and attention. To shed light on our forgotten relatives, the first annual Primate Awards will be held. Winners will receive prizes based on their dietary preferences,

    Humans, often too focused on themselves, tend to neglect their primate family members, including the Great Apes and other primates. However, there are 423 primate species that deserve recognition and attention. To shed light on our forgotten relatives, the first annual Primate Awards will be held. Winners will receive prizes based on their dietary preferences,

  • All the Weird Toys From Your Childhood
    2024-03-10

    I don’t know you. I don’t know where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are. You might be a judge or a cook or a priest or a clown. I don’t know. But what I’m pretty sure about is that at one point or another, you’ve been involved with most

    I don’t know you. I don’t know where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are. You might be a judge or a cook or a priest or a clown. I don’t know. But what I’m pretty sure about is that at one point or another, you’ve been involved with most

  • 2024-02-26

    You’re on an airplane when you hear a loud sound and things start violently shaking. A minute later, the captain comes on the speaker and says: There’s been an explosion in the engine, and the plane is going to crash in 15 minutes. There’s no chance of survival. There is a potential way out—the plane

    You’re on an airplane when you hear a loud sound and things start violently shaking. A minute later, the captain comes on the speaker and says: There’s been an explosion in the engine, and the plane is going to crash in 15 minutes. There’s no chance of survival. There is a potential way out—the plane

  • My TED Talk
    2024-02-25

    Here is the full account of my dramatic experience with TED Talk. Watch the video below to know more: Tweet About Tim Urban View all posts by Tim Urban → Previous Post Next Post RECOMMENDED POSTS All My Thoughts After 40 Hours in the Vision Pro February 9, 2024 10 Thoughts From the Fourth Trimester

    Here is the full account of my dramatic experience with TED Talk. Watch the video below to know more: Tweet About Tim Urban View all posts by Tim Urban → Previous Post Next Post RECOMMENDED POSTS All My Thoughts After 40 Hours in the Vision Pro February 9, 2024 10 Thoughts From the Fourth Trimester

  • 7 Asinine Things About Society
    2024-02-24

    1) Overly Complicated Word Verification Graphics There’s no need for word verifications to be excessively difficult. Simple verifications are effective enough to deter spam bots without the need for overly complex graphics. 2) Waiters Reciting Specials Aloud Reciting specials verbally could be replaced with printed menus to streamline the ordering process for customers and staff,

    1) Overly Complicated Word Verification Graphics There’s no need for word verifications to be excessively difficult. Simple verifications are effective enough to deter spam bots without the need for overly complex graphics. 2) Waiters Reciting Specials Aloud Reciting specials verbally could be replaced with printed menus to streamline the ordering process for customers and staff,

  • The Genie Question
    2024-01-28

    One notable aspect of this travel series was the diversity of the destinations I visited, each vastly distinct from the others. I was intrigued not only by the contrasting characteristics of these countries but also by what might be shared among them. For if something is present in Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq, and Greenland, then

    One notable aspect of this travel series was the diversity of the destinations I visited, each vastly distinct from the others. I was intrigued not only by the contrasting characteristics of these countries but also by what might be shared among them. For if something is present in Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq, and Greenland, then

  • What Does a Quadrillion Sour Patch Kids Look Like?…
    2024-01-26

    There are moments in life that can feel disheartening. There are instances where you find yourself in a dark place. And then, there’s the scenario of a 31-year-old man meticulously arranging Sour Patch Kids on his kitchen counter in the quiet of his apartment at 2:00 am. To comprehend how this peculiar situation unfolded, let’s

    There are moments in life that can feel disheartening. There are instances where you find yourself in a dark place. And then, there’s the scenario of a 31-year-old man meticulously arranging Sour Patch Kids on his kitchen counter in the quiet of his apartment at 2:00 am. To comprehend how this peculiar situation unfolded, let’s

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