Science Gone Wrong

xkcd this week tells a remarkable tale of science gone horribly wrong.

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The only thing that could make this tale more horrifying is… you guessed it! Poetry from The Digital Cuttlefish.

Genetically, of course, a spork
Is half a spoon, and half a fork
A laboratory in New York
Created them, then popped the cork.

Please, gentle reader, do not swoon,
But there was also, once, a foon
(That’s half a fork, and half a spoon)
Created, sadly, all too soon.

In cutlery, one tempts the Fates
When artificially, one mates
Utensils from across the plates
Regardless of recessive traits.

A careless thought: “let’s cross F-1
Again with forks, and have some fun.”
The simple plan was soon begun,
Then all too soon: “What have we done?”

With thirst for blood and killing drives
Such meddling ends in loss of lives
I only hope someone survives
To tell—the sporks have found the knives!

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Russell’s Teapot

Similar to Jesus and Mo, Russell’s Teapot is another worthy webcomic in the “I don’t care how badly I draw, I have something funny to say about religion,” genre.

The strip’s title refers to the Celestial Teapot of Bertrand Russell, a concept with which everyone should become acquainted.

A few favorites. Click each image for the original, larger version that probably won’t make you go blind as fast.

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July 4th: Happy Birthday, Rube Goldberg!

A few suggestions for celebratory activities in honor of Rube Goldberg, famous for creating comics depicting insanely complex machines that ultimately perform trivial tasks:

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