Sunday, October 25, 2015

Totally Random

Did you know that the sidebar on the main page of Wikipedia has a link that will take you to one of their 4,995,452 random articles? Tonight I wasted part of an evening spent some quality time learning facts about things that for the most part I didn't know existed. Some of the highlights:
  • High Mowing School is the oldest Waldorf high school in Canada or the United States, and the only Waldorf boarding school in the United States.
  • The Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science is based in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and has an international reputation in theoretical computer science, mathematical logic and category theory.
  • Chenaran, Nishapur is a village in Zeberkhan Rural District, Zeberkhan District, Nishapur County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. which had a population of 1,660 in 2006.
  • IchirĊ Terao served as the Chairman of the National Board of Governors of the Boy Scouts of Japan. He was was awarded the 174th Bronze Wolf for exceptional services to world Scouting in 1985.
  • Encelia virginensis a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family known by the common name Virgin River brittlebush which is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico,
Five years ago today: See You Later, Alligator

10 comments:

  1. At least you blew your time, learning. Doesn't sound too bad of a way to enjoy online.

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  2. Going down a similar rabbit hole: I have a recipe for a Waldorf School bread. It's quite good.

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    1. Is it sweet or savory? For some reason when I hear Waldorf I think of the apple and nut salad.

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  3. Oh I'm with you in that rabbit hole, Kathy. I can disappear for hours. OMG - would you look at the time?

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  4. I waste my time on Pinterest and Jigidi. Could be worse, I suppose, I could be an alcoholic ......

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    1. Hmmm....you've reminded me that I haven't visited my Pinterest account for a while. That might be the NEXT night wasted.

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  5. Sounds like something I would do, going from one random page to another. Google Earth has a random button also, and I've spent some time on that as well.

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    1. Ooh, another good page I haven't been to in a long time :-)

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