I’m tempted to start this post by saying something along the usual lines of, “You wouldn’t think this would have to be explained in the year 2015,” but really, really, this shouldn’t even have to be explained in the 1900s to anyone except fringe doctors and psychiatrists. So a bit of background: The MEC for […]Read more "Time for an 1840s science lesson, folks!"
This image was was released in 2010 (I know, not a strong start for a 2014 blog post) but I only discovered it this year when it went viral again thanks to a recent Reddit post. The plucky little Mars Curiosity rover was very busy again this year. This was of course the year that […]Read more "My Favourite Space Pics of 2014"
The I Fucking Love Science Facebook page shared this image from the Scientific Illustration for the Research Scientist page. The maths behind this image is incorrect and I just need to have a little rant about it. According to Interstellar, 1 hour on the water planet = 7 Earth years There are 8,760 Earth hours in […]Read more "“Those aren’t mountains!”"
Lipton Ice Tea is currently running a really cool promo. All you have to do is SMS a unique code to 38598 and you could win one of 18 R5000 cash prizes or an Audi A1. Umf, I would look great in that car. So I live on the light peach Lipton ice tea. It’s […]Read more "Try to Enter & WIN!"
This reminds me of Steve Hofmeyer’s recent comment on Twitter on black people being the architects of Apartheid. Backward, unacceptable views that I’m only used to old white people and immortal lobsters having.Read more "Comic Strip"
I’ve been trying to re-establish my blogging presence by reviving an aged Tumblr account and signing up to Ello, but I think I’m going to keep things on Waxing Apocalyptic after all and just play with the theme a bit more. Going through my old posts from years ago makes me cringe. I hope I […]Read more "Blogging is Hard"
Whenever something breaks in South Africa, South Africans love referring to SA as a banana republic when they bitch about it. The latest topic that’s got South Africans hot under the collar is Eskom’s load shedding, which is resulting in rolling blackouts across the country. Yes, this is a worthy topic to complain about but […]Read more "Banana Republic? Really?"