This excerpt from a letter, by airplane inventor Wilbur Wright to his friend and fellow aircraft designer George Spratt (written April 27, 1903), may explain some of the more nuanced thinking which led he and his brother Orville Wright to develop the first airplane. Continue reading “Why it’s good to be wrong (you might invent the airplane)”
The American Dream
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It’s a very puzzling sort of optical illusion.
The illusion of a carousel
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"It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth."
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Something is not what it seems.
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It might take a second or two to see it.
The illusion of oil flowing upwards
An artwork by Matt Kenyon called Supermajor uses an optical illusion to examine our faith that our supply of oil will never end. Continue reading “This oil I see, it flows the wrong way”
"I really didn’t realize the seriousness of the call… Continue reading “Sometimes, it’s not a prank – Wrong number saves a life”