Category: I Don’t Even Know..


Happy Pi Day!

Today is March 14, or 3/14, which is also Pi Day! Join me in celebrating everyone’s favorite irrational number by eating cake! …What? I don’t really like most types of pie.

Wait, what’s this? The cake is a lie?! Fine, then I’ll just eat my banana bread… You guys just do what you want.

 

Did you know that pi isn’t just the number 3.1415926535897… (phew, did that from memory)? It stands for the the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

 

If you’d like to know more about pi’s history, here’s a handy little video:

 

A couple of pi facts:

-Albert Einstein’s birthday is today! How fitting.

-1337% of pi is 42. Yeah, I know! Bet your heart skipped a beat for that one!

-If you hold “3.14” up to a mirror, it spells out “pie.” This shirt will demonstrate:

 

Click here for a Pi Day website.

 

So, how are you celebrating Pi Day? And how many digits of pi can you recite off the top of your head? And no, you can’t look at a calculator, memorize a couple more digits, and then start typing. I see you there, sitting at your computer. You think you’re so clever…

 

It’s Chuch Norris’ birthday today! So how old is he this year? Well, the easiest way to determine Chuck Norris’ age is to cut him in half and count the rings. Since he won’t allow that, he claims he’s 71. But his roundhouse kick killed all the dinosaurs, so the math doesn’t seem to work out… Wait, it’s okay, because Chuck Norris can divide be zero.

 

So I scoured the Internet for the life of Chuck Norris, and this is what I found:

Chuck Norris got his drivers license at the age of 16. Seconds.

Chuck Norris used to work at Disneyland as a teenager. His beard was one of their rides until the “accident” that killed 30 wuss boy scouts.

Chuck Norris has the greatest Poker-Face of all time. He won the 1983 World Series of Poker, despite holding only a Joker, a Get Out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on a true story: Chuck Norris once swallowed a turtle whole, and when he crapped it out, the turtle was six feet tall and had learned karate.

James Cameron wanted Chuck Norris to play the Terminator. However, upon reflection, he realized that would have turned his movie into a documentary, so he went with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In fact, when Arnold says the line, “I’ll be back” in the first Terminator movie, it is implied that is he going to ask Chuck Norris for help.

A man once asked Chuck Norris if his real name is “Charles.” Chuck Norris did not respond; he simply stared at him until he exploded.

So there you have it! The totally true life of Chuck Norris!

Viral Video Secret Strategies

Today, I’m feeling kind of lazy (just one of those days), and I’m crunched for time, so I’m going to give you a link to an interesting article titled, “The Secret Strategies Behind Many ‘Viral’ Videos.” Click here to read it.

 

If you’re a fan of viral videos on YouTube, well, sorry, but it might ruin your day. But on the other hand, if you’re looking to be YouTube famous, then this is the article for you.

 

After reading it, I can still enjoy viral videos, but I just keep in mind that they didn’t get so many views all on their own. Meh, I can live with that.

I was talking to my friend Lisa the other day, and she inquired, “Am I a nerd?” Before I could respond, she said that she couldn’t be a geek because, and I quote: “geeks eat chickens.” There was a small pause as I was attempting to wrap my head around the ridiculousness of what she just said. Then I broke out laughing, and she began to explain to me that her definition was in the dictionary. I promised that I’d look it up later on the Merriam-Webster website, so here I am, finding the definition of a geek, as well as discovering how it differs from a nerd.

 

Well, I looked up the definition on m-w.com, and it says, “ a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake.” So Lisa’s claim wasn’t far off, but this description is no longer applicable in today’s society, thus rendering definition number 1 completely useless.

 

Other definitions on sites like m-w.com and dictionary.com show that nerds and geeks are virtually the same. Even in the place for synonyms, each word has the other listed. In my opinion, these dictionary definitions are absolutely true. There is no difference between a nerd and a geek, no matter how worked up people get over using these words interchangeably.

 

My skepticism is drawn from the fact that the Internet cannot agree with itself (alert the press!). Just take a look at these two Venn diagrams. First of all, I’d like to say that it’s pretty amusing that multiple people actually made Venn diagrams on this subject, but then again, they would have to be nerds themselves to have made these, so it’s understandable. Anyway, the diagrams aren’t completely off, but they aren’t in agreement either.

 

To be fair, most of the descriptions from blogs and nerdy websites say that nerds are geared toward a high level of interest in science, and geeks are labeled hardcore fans of things like Star Trek and video games. They can’t seem to make up their mind on which one is associated with computers.

 

The worst article on attempting to describe the difference came from WikiHow. Under “Nerd,” it says, “A nerd could be viewed as someone with an extremely intense interest or fascination in an academic field of study.” Under “Geek,” it says, “It is not uncommon for a geek to be capable of reciting large amounts of knowledge.” These definitions are not the same thing, of course, but they are very close. Furthermore, under “Nerd,” it says, “Nerd interests may cover a broad range of interests, from movies to games (video and table-top), to more practical skills such as computer science.” And under “Geek:” “Geeks can vary in their interests, from fun (films) and sometimes even frivolous things (collecting plastic figurines), to heavily technological interests (computing, hacking, and programming).” The two sentences are virtually the same thing! The article can’t even agree with itself!

 

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

First Post!

Okay, so.. this is technically my third attempt on starting a blog, but it’s my first time actually telling people about it. Hopefully, I’ll stick to it, and this will become a cool little thing for me.

The purpose of this blog is to post anything nerdy happening in my own life or cool, geeky stuff I find on the interwebs.

I enjoy writing, but school has kind of killed that joy for me. So this is also my way of bringing back writing as a hobby. Sometimes, I may purposefully break a writing rule, just so I can say, “Ha! What now, English 101?! You cant stop me from omitting an apostrophe in my contractions! You may have chained me down in the classroom, but on the internet, I am free!” I think it’s working.. I’m already beginning to enjoy this whole blogging thing.