Hello to all the nerdy people here!
If you're into stuff like science, philosophy, poetry, and reading dictionaries and thesauruses for fun, and thinking esoteric thoughts, this is a thread for you.
Please bring your own interesting stuff and links here.
As I'm Australian, I thought a good place to start would be some ground-breaking research that was done here on belly button lint a few years ago:
The Great Bellybutton Lint Survey: The Results - ABC Science Online
It won an IgNobel Award in 2002. If you like what you see on the above link and have never heard of the IgNobel Awards, you may like to check this out:
I initially toyed with the idea of just a Nerdy Science thread, but nerds usually have more than one area of interest, plus I happened to be listening to a conversation between Brian Eno and Danny Hillis on a Long Now podcast, and this convinced me that we'd have more fun if we didn't pigeonhole our subject matter. Eno is a record producer, musician and visual artist, Hillis is in science and engineering, and their conversations are thought-provoking and often hilarious.
Brian Eno, Danny Hillis: The Long Now, now - The Long Now
Long Now promotes long-term thinking, and does some interesting projects, like the 10,000 year clock.
I think that's enough for the moment!
Anyway, would love to know who here is also interested in this sort of thing!