Doomsday?

If you’re a fan of doomsday scenarios you’ll love Doomsday: How BP Gulf disaster may have triggered a world-killing event – by Terrence Aym. The conclusion:

Most experts in the know, however, agree that if the world-changing event does occur it will happen suddenly and within the next 6 months.

So, if events go againstĀ  Mankind and the bubble bursts in the coming months, Gregory Ryskin may become one of the most famous people in the world. Of course, he won’t have long to enjoy his new found fame because very shortly after the methane eruption civilization will collapse.

Perhaps if humanity is very, very lucky, some may find a way to avoid the mass extinction that follows and carry on the human race.

Perhaps.

Dum, de-dum, dum, dum!

Tweet knowledge

Twitter is inane. It’s hopeless. But it can also be fascinating. Just look at what I learned on Twitter today:

  1. You can make a jacket with turn signals so you can signal your turns while biking. This requires something called a LilyPad Arduino, which is “a microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles.” Way cool. Perhaps I need to learn to sew.
  2. Does Moby Dick have something to say about the BP oil spill? That’s what Randy Kennedy suggests in The Ahab Parallax: ‘Moby Dick’ and the Spill. I’m reading Moby Dick right now and I hadn’t noticed any parallels, but now I’ll be on the lookout.
  3. You can make Butter Chicken at home! Butter chicken is my favorite Indian food. Sooo good. I plan to try this recipe this weekend.
  4. Finally, this NYC townhouse is incredibly cool — two of the exterior walls are garage doors. You have to see it to understand how awesome this place is. (via boing boing)

All very random, I know, but interesting, yes?