Morgan Freeman And Friends Sing About Quantum Physics

Now you can sing-a-long too!
And here you were thinking that the greatest Mr Morgan could ever amount to was being God in a Jim Carrey film.

From Freeman’s show Through The Wormhole – on the Science Discovery channel or some shit. I dunno. I don’t have a tv.


Egypt Without Internet On The Internet: A Study

The last two and a half weeks have shown us the loud and equal voice that the internet offers to all of us, and the power of change. In a situation that could have turned ugly the internet gave the people of Egypt the right to free speech when there’s was taken away from them. Peace, Egypt.

Philosoraptor muses on an Egypt without the Internet:

Mubarak tries to solve a problem where he is not the solution:

Egyptians get bready for a fight:

And commandeer the shoes of the government?:

Then the Egyptians are all like “GTFO Mubarak!”:

And he turns into a scumbag:

The foreign press were beaten out of Egypt, and Egypt’s internet may have been shut off, but the rest of the world was still watching, blogging, commenting, linking, sharing, discussing, tweeting…and hitting the dislike button:

Mubarak steps down as ‘President’ of Egypt. It’s an Epic Win for the protesters:

K.O. Mubarak:

Game Over.

The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less

Quantum fluctuation. Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Density perturbations. Recombination. Blackbody radiation. Local contraction. Cluster formation. Reionization? Violent relaxation. Virialization. Biased galaxy formation? Turbulent fragmentation. Contraction. Ionization. Compression. Opaque hydrogen. Massive star formation. Deuterium ignition. Hydrogen fusion. Hydrogen depletion. Core contraction. Envelope expansion. Helium fusion. Carbon, oxygen, and silicon fusion. Iron production. Implosion. Supernova explosion. Metals injection. Star formation. Supernova explosions. Star formation. Condensation. Planetesimal accretion. Planetary differentiation. Crust solidification. Volatile gas expulsion. Water condensation. Water dissociation. Ozone production. Ultraviolet absorption. Photosynthetic unicellular organisms. Oxidation. Mutation. Natural selection and evolution. Respiration. Cell differentiation. Sexual reproduction. Fossilization. Land exploration. Dinosaur extinction. Mammal expansion. Glaciation. Homo sapiens manifestation. Animal domestication. Food surplus production. Civilization! Innovation. Exploration. Religion. Warring nations. Empire creation and destruction. Exploration. Colonization. Taxation without representation. Revolution. Constitution. Election. Expansion. Industrialization. Rebellion. Emancipation Proclamation. Invention. Mass production. Urbanization. Immigration. World conflagration. League of Nations. Suffrage extension. Depression. World conflagration. Fission explosions. United Nations. Space exploration. Assassinations. Lunar excursions. Resignation. Computerization. World Trade Organization. Terrorism. Internet expansion. Reunification. Dissolution. World-Wide Web creation. Composition. Extrapolation?

Copyright 1996-1997 by Eric Schulman.

This piece was the inspiration for the book A Briefer History of Time and led to the Annals of Improbable Research Universal History Translation Project. Reprinted from the AIR, Volume III, Number 1, January/February 1997, page 27.

Interested in learning more about any of these events? Click here for a version of the history with links to Wikipedia pages.