out how to watch youtube, bbc iplayer on my tv today. courtesy of r pi and raspbmc. amazing tech really. 5 months ago
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was born in Samos (this I knew). So was Aristarchus and Epicurus.
the photo shows the statue of Pythagoras in Pythagorio on Samos. 9 months ago
@Japanese4Morons median age female: 46.7 years (2011 est.) from the CIA Fact book 10 months ago
was introduced into japan by Portuguese Jesuits.
Tempura was introduced to Japan in the mid-sixteenth century by Portuguese Jesuits, during the same period that panko and such dishes as tonkatsu were also introduced from Portugal. Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, reportedly loved tempura. (from the Wikipedia article on tempura)
Battered fried fish was introduced into Britain by Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain.
Battered fried fish had first arrived in London 200 years earlier (than the end of the 18th Century) with Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain. (from a Daily Mail article on Fish and Chips) 10 months ago
i learned how to make a spanish omlette.
except i used chives instead of flat leaf parsley. 10 months ago
comes from carob seed etymologically.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carat_(mass) 10 months ago
The number n is odious if it has an odd number of 1’s in its binary expansion.
First ten: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19
There are 5000 odious numbers below 10,000.
Source: http://www.numbergossip.com/ 10 months ago
week: nyotaimori, nude sushi dining, was Wordnik’s word of the day seen in my FB stream. Someone (Mary Jane Turner) added a comment:
N Y O T A I M O R I -
served on nude ‘body sushi’ -
fad not a custom -
model cleansed ~ ‘still’ and lissome -
appears much-like ~ post mortem -
‘Nantaimori’ is the same practice using a male model.
nyotaimori at Wordnik 10 months ago
speaker at the last class of my return to teaching course gave me this idea: what did you learn today? this week? this month? and who did you tell?
on thursday I learned there were two galicias: one in spain, and one in eastern europe
on friday, courtesy of the wolfram alpha app on my iphone, that the liver is heavier than the heart: averages all ages 840g v 257.6 g
yesterday how to boil an egg 10 months ago