Things I Saw Today

An article from The Guardian article, “Why dolphins are deep thinkers”:

… [D]olphins at the institute are trained to hold onto any litter that falls into their pools until they see a trainer, when they can trade the litter for fish. In this way, the dolphins help to keep their pools clean.

… One day, when a gull flew into [Kelly, the dolphin’s] pool, she grabbed it, waited for the trainers and then gave it to them. It was a large bird and so the trainers gave her lots of fish. This seemed to give Kelly a new idea. The next time she was fed, instead of eating the last fish, she took it to the bottom of the pool and hid it …. When no trainers were present, she brought the fish to the surface and used it to lure the gulls, which she would catch to get even more fish. After mastering this lucrative strategy, she taught her calf, who taught other calves, and so gull-baiting has become a hot game among the dolphins.

As Slow As Possible – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A church in Halberstadt, Germany is playing a song that began in 2001 and will finish in 2640. I’m marking my calendars for July 5th, 2010 so I can tune in and hear a note change.

Settlers of Catan

I played Settlers of Catan at least a dozen times over the Christmas break—on my iPhone as well as the board game. I’m hooked; It is a lot of fun. I’ve wanted to play ever since I read this Wired article earlier this year.

Stuff I remember

Fantastic illustrations of childhood memories by Graham Annable. Inspired me to renew daily doodling.

Twitter Photography

My favorite photographer, Mike Matas, is on his way to India; which means some amazing pictures in a month or more. Until then, he is taking iPhone snaps of the LCD screen of his camera and posting them to Twitter. Quite tantilizing. If you are not impressed by the Twitter pics, check out his site and perhaps you can imagine the end product post-processing.

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