Archive for the ‘Nice to know’ Category
Proxima centauri – We already know that our universe is quite big … euh very big. The closest star to the earth (except for our sun) is called proxima centauri and is at a distance of 4 light years. Quite far if you know that a light year is traveling a year with the speed
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 (*) and has the mission to stimulate people to think in a longer terms. They hope to counterpoint to today’s mindset ‘faster/cheaper’ to a more ‘slower/better’ thinking. The Long Now Foundation organizes seminars, conferences, … to promote this vision. A very cool projects is a clock on
Long imprisonment – In Spain, a postman was accused of a very long imprisonment. Apparently, the law is in Spain that postmen can get an imprisonment of 9 years for not delivering a piece of mail. Because this guy hadn’t delivered more than 40.000 postal items, the prosecutor claimed 384.912 years of imprisonment.
The human clock is a site which shows a photograph of the current time – with the photo changing every minute of the day (1.440 pictures a day). Craig Giffen started this site in 2001 and now people from all over the world send pictures with the time on to this site & hope to