Jan. 28, 2000
The Scarecrow's Formula
Remember that random mathematical equation the Scarecrow spouted
out after he was granted a brain in the Wizard of Oz?
It seems as though the straw-filled
genius might have been in error. The equation the Scarecrow recited was "The sum of the square
roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side."
It sounds like the Pythagorean Theorem, but it's not. Read this site to find out why our little
brainiac is wrong.
If you fancy yourself a regular Picasso, perhaps you should show off
your artistic talent on You Draw. You can draw little sketches of anything
you want online, submit the art and end up in the gallery. You may even see your
masterpiece in a book the site's authors are publishing. So far the site has
over a thousand drawings.
Remember those ultra-cool bubble chairs from the 1970s?
This site pays homage to their designer Eero Aarnio, complete
with a history of the chairs as well as other innovative
How many cartoon characters do you know who offer themselves up to be eaten by poor,
starving creatures? Meet Anpanman. This funky cartoon character
has been a favorite with Japanese children since it debuted in 1973.
Anpanman's head is edible so whenever he comes across hungry friends, he
lets them eat chunks of his head. In fact, all the characters in the cartoon