What continues to put a smile on my face to this day was a business simulator, published in 1996. It was the product of Lavamind, a studio that has focused on creating business simulations and has since gotten them into a string of schools in the United States and around the world. Gazillionaire is the simplest of Lavamind’s simulations, but it’s the one that I fell in love with, and it’s the one I want to pay homage to today. Continue Reading…
Uncertainty lies at the core of our existence. The universe is so complex, that nothing can be known with absolute certitude. This is the single fundamental truth that underlies all of history. It’s the only thing we can know for sure. It’s at the root of everything from physics to evolution and economics to love. It’s the creator and destroyer of all things. Our species evolved by chance. We have been on this planet for an instant relative to cosmic history. But already we are on the verge of extinguishing not only ourselves but most life on Earth. There is a reasonable probability humankind won’t be around for the next century and a certainty we won’t be around forever. Why should anyone choose the safe path? There is no safe path. It’s nothing but a myth we tell ourselves. Why not take chances when life itself is a chance occurrence? Our existence is so brief and tenuous that not taking action is far more perilous than acting boldly.
Three interesting facts about saliva I learned today!
1. Unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it.
2. Human saliva contains a painkiller called opiorphin that is six times more powerful than morphine.
3. Hundreds of salivary glands in the mouth produce enough saliva to fill two bathtubs a year.
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Did you ever imagine you were a wedge of a gorgonzola cheese?
I have, and it feels so good…
I can picture myself now: 100% organic milk flowing through my marbled veins; my flesh exuding an exceptionally full and earthy flavor that coats the driest of tongues. Deep within there lies a rich, creamy texture and slightly piquant flavor: the everlasting refuge of the most ardent gourmands.