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What Amazes Me!

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Oldhand, Mar 25, 2008.

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    I like her so much. She amazes me. Not being irritating to listen to her talking about her self. How she do that ?
     
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    Now I get it. What amazes me is that some news are being reported in some news sites and people just keeps on posting it here. Why? Are they reporter's reporter? hehe. ;) I think u know what I mean as it appears in other thread. ;). Free credits? ;)
     
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    the IPCC could use a speed reader like him because global cooling would set in before IPCC finishes their conference:p
     
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    smart 16 years old kid!

    STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A 16-year-old Iraqi immigrant living in Sweden has cracked a maths puzzle that has stumped experts for more than 300 years, Swedish media reported on Thursday.
    In just four months, Mohamed Altoumaimi has found a formula to explain and simplify the so-called Bernoulli numbers, a sequence of calculations named after the 17th century Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli, the Dagens Nyheter daily said.
    Altoumaimi, who came to Sweden six years ago, said teachers at his high school in Falun, central Sweden were not convinced about his work at first.
    "When I first showed it to my teachers, none of them thought the formula I had written down really worked," Altoumaimi told the Falu Kuriren newspaper.
    He then got in touch with professors at Uppsala University, one of Sweden's top institutions, to ask them to check his work.
    After going through his notebooks, the professors found his work was indeed correct and offered him a place in Uppsala.
    But for now, Altoumaimi is focusing on his school studies and plans to take summer classes in advanced mathematics and physics this year.
    "I wanted to be a researcher in physics or mathematics; I really like those subjects. But I have to improve in English and social sciences," he told the Falu Kuriren.

    from: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090528/od_afp/swedeneducationoffbeatiraq_20090528124335
     
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    Thing is, I want to know the formula now! I know B numbers were previously only defined recursively so a closed expression would REALLY be something.
     
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    And they say badminton players are geeks.;)

    I love stories like this. An outsider uses his brains and moxy to solve a supposedly impossible problem. And after a little resistance from the powers that be, everyone realizes what a genius he is. Good Will Hunting in real life! I just hope he can get the girl too. (math wizards are known for their social skills).:)
     
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    Try to balance these...

    ..(okay, some of you have probably seen these, maybe you guys up north in the Bay Area; if not, maybe they'll inspire you guys to give it a try)..:p;)

    The Rock Balancing Art of Bill Dan..
    http://www.rock-on-rock-on.com/
     
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    ...all's fine except for the unfortunate fact that things don't remain balanced for long in a known Quake Zone :eek:
     
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    then it would make the sculpture a perfect tool to forewarn earthquakes;):D I think ancient chinese has similar tool crafted in the shape of a dragon.
     
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    Tis true..

    ..nothing is permanent. Even water can topple those rocks as seen here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHMEWxZjvnI (check out @ 2:30 also, as the artist nearly got trampled by those rocks)

    For those living up in the Bay Area, I guess Bill Dan does his work along the beach @ the San Francisco Aquatic Park..
    http://www.youtube.com/user/bebalance

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuMAC6Dy66c (check out @ 1:28, pretty cool)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls5Xn539jtY
     
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    That's the Stanley Park sea wall in Vancouver where this video is shot
     
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    omg and wow!!!:eek:

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/17/nation/4135935&sec=nation

    Baby boy born without a penis


    KANGAR: While the birth certificate of 10-month-old Muhammad Nabil Mustaqim Rodzake states that he is male, he lacks a penis.
    When he was born without the male organ last Aug 10 at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, he was subjected to a DNA test which confirmed he had more male characteristics.
    [​IMG] Unusual condition: Rodzake and Zatul Bazamah showing their son Muhammad Nabil at their home near Kangar. — Bernama
    Nabil Mustaqim was also born without a right thumb, right ear and proper eyelids.
    His mother, Zatul Bazamah Abd Rahman, is now seeking help from medical specialists to fix the problem.
    Zatul Bazamah, 26, said:
    “We are sad to think that he will grow up without the male organ, and the emotional stress that awaits him.”
    The baby – the second child in the family – is now receiving treatment at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital and Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Star.
    “We have been told that our son needs to wait a little longer for suitable treatment for his genitals while his other physical defects could be fixed with plastic surgery when he is four years old,” said Zatul Bazamah at the family home in Kampung Batu Lima near here.
    The baby’s father, Rodzake Namis, 34, hoped the treatment could be carried out as soon as possible. — Bernama
     
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    omg wat a poor baby boy.... hopefully the treatment can be asap.. or else when he grow up he sure will hav depression :( god bless that baby boy
     
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    Don't cheat.
    I tried and stumped... pass around..
    If you need me to coach you to get it right, let me know. hehe..


    HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?


    This is hysterical. You have to try this. It is absolutely true. I
    guess there are some things that the brain cannot handle.

    HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?

    You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds. I could not believe
    this!!! It is from an orthopedic surgeon............ This will boggle your mind and you will keep you trying over and over again to
    see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It's pre-programmed in your brain!

    1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY.......)
    and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your
    right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

    2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your
    right hand. Your foot will change direction.

    I told you so!!! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I
    both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

    Send it to your friends to frustrate them too.

    I just did.
     
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    This is a lovely blast from the past.

    Apparently this product was available from your neighbourhood pharmacist/chemist circa 1885. It must have been a best seller!
     

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    Er, Where Did You Say You Are Going?

    Bizarre & Funny Airport Names

    Batman Airport, Turkey
    Useless Loop Airport, Australia
    Mafia Airport, Tanzania
    Moron Airport, Mongolia
    Ogle Airport, Guyana
    Brest Airport, France
    Eek Airport, US
    Black Tickle Airport, Canada
    Pickle Lake Airport, Canada
    Raspberry Strait Airport, US
    Old Crow Airport, Canada
    Fukui Airport, Japan
    Gaylord Airport, US
    Pratt Airport, US
    Shafter Airport, US
    Dang Airport, Nepal
    Ponce Airport, Puerto Rico
    Fort Dix Airport, US
    Tsili Tsili Airport, Papua New Guinea
    Fak Fak Airport, US
    Red Devil Airport, US
    Asbestos Hill Airport, Canada
    Deception Airport, Canada
    Bloodvein Airport, Canada
    Slave Lake Airport, Canada
    Broken Hill Airport, Australia
    Rifle Airport, US
    Deadhorse Airport, US
    Danger Bay Airport, US
    Colon Airport, Panama
    Woodie Woodie Airport, Australia
    Wee Waa Airport, Australia
    Wagga Wagga Airport, Australia
    Wuhu Airport, China
    Gorom-Gorom Airport, Burkina Faso
    Xingning Airport, China
    Puka Puka Airport
    Kar Kar Airport, Papua New Guinea
    Muko-Muko Airport, Indonesia
    Flin Flon Airport, Canada

    Incidentally, these names are all recognised by the IATA.
     
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    ^^That list..^^

    ..should belong in the "The Strange & the Funny" thread..
     
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