Finding the Golden Ratio in Harry Styles’ face and calculating his beauty percentage

New Orleans: a neighbourhood guide

From the pretty French Quarter to the hip Marigny district, each of New Orleans’ neighbourhoods jive to their own funky beat – learn all about them with our in-the-know guide.


The charming, walkable Quarter is full of step-back in-time architecture and venerable dining institutions that speak to its status as New Orleans’ oldest neighbourhood, but it’s also home to exciting, new foodie spots…


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For more than a hundred years, Galatoire’s has been serving trout meuniere (trout with a flour-based sauce), soufflé potatoes and champagne to the New Orleans elite in its mirrored, tiled dining room. The French 75 bar at Arnaud’s, has an eccentric museum of vintage Mardi Gras costumes hidden upstairs.


Built in 1886, the Hotel Monteleone breathes old New Orleans character, from its elegant Beaux Arts architecture to its many reported ghost sightings.


Preservation Hall faithfully presents traditional jazz each night, just like when it was launched in 1961, with musicians who were there when the genre was born in the early twentieth century. Expect intimate, late-night concerts with contemporary artists like Elvis Costello and Angelique Kidjo.


Just downriver of the French Quarter, the bohemian Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods have become a centre for hip, laid-back art, music and cuisine.


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Grab a bottle at tiny, jewel-like wine shop Bacchanal, then drink it in the expansive, magically lit garden where live bands provide the soundtrack. In New Orleans, there are gigs 365 nights of the year meaning your toes will always be kept tapping.  A block from the Press Street train tracks in Bywater, the aptly named Junction features Louisana’s finest craft brews and gourmet burgers.


The cute Balcony Guest House oozes Creole charm with its pretty characterful rooms. Its eponymous balcony provides a wonderful vantage point to admire the area’s rainbow-coloured tiny ‘shotgun’ houses, and see Marigny’s creative types ambling through the streets.


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At Euclid Records and the Louisiana Music Factory, stock up on sounds to remember your visit to the cradle of American music. Crescent Park runs for two miles on the edge of Marigny and Bywater, and has breathtaking river vistas, as well as running and biking paths.


A few blocks uptown of the French Quarter, this neighbourhood is packed with galleries, plus stylish hotels and restaurants.


The latest from celeb chef John Besh’s team is Willa Jean, an expansive, corner space specializing in delectable bakery items, and brunch accompanied by lemony frozen rosé. Grab a seat on the raw bar at the award-winning Peche, for the best seafood in the Gulf.  In 2016, New Orleans had the most James Beard award nominees per capita over any American city, so come hungry.


The old Roosevelt Hotel epitomises grandeur, with a Guerlain spa and its historic Blue Room, where Louis Armstrong once performed.


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Stop by the Ogden Museum and browse its collection of contemporary and classic Southern art. On Thursday nights, local musicians play in its soaring atrium. The National World War Two Museum houses an extraordinary multimedia collection dedicated to telling the story of the conflict that shaped the twentieth century.


Live oaks and magnolias provide lush natural canopies over some of the city’s most impressive architecture


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The relatively new Freret Street cultural district is home to a handful of laid-back, innovative bars and restaurants, from the home-style Southern cooking at High Hat Café to next-level cocktails at Cure. Hidden away on a residential street, Clancy’s where generations have enjoyed fried oysters with Brie and lemon icebox pie.  


The Avenue Plaza Resort, is home to locals’ favourite Mr. John’s Steakhouse which serves up prime beef just steps away from oak-lined St. Charles Avenue, where streetcars rumble by.


Tipitina’s, founded in the 1970s to give rhythm-and-blues piano man Professor Longhair a place to play, brings in both major touring bands and local luminaries. Magazine Street offers brilliant shopping for miles, including handcrafted jewellery inspired by the history of South Louisiana at Mignon Faget’s 

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Written by Alison Fensterstock

anonymous asked:

i have a copy of shark tale for the gameboy advance. not a game. what i have is literally a cartridge that plays the movie shark tale in its entirety when inserted into a gameboy advance. or ds with a gba slot, i guess. i honestly have no idea where it came from or why it exists it just kind of appeared one day when i was young

Item #: SCP-3920

Object Class: Euclid


sheldon + driving

I am convinced that the reason I cannot master the plebeian task of driving is because I’m not meant to. I’m meant for greater things, like unraveling the mysteries of the universe… not determining when it’s safe to pass a stopped school bus on a country road.

#it only took him 10 years to (kinda) learn

Matemáticas, amor y un poco de fe

Estoy completamente seguro que tú y yo nos volveremos a encontrar, pues el quinto postulado de Euclides me enseñó que si una recta al incidir sobre el camino de dos persona hace los ángulos internos del mismo lado los dos caminos prolongados indefinidamente se encontrarán.

Te volveré a ver, nuestros caminos se volverán a encontrar, el destino nos volverá a juntar y esta vez será la causalidad y no la casualidad la que nos mantendrá unidos.





Geometry at work: Euclid, Vignelli and Betts

Geometrical illustration

Geometrical representation meant to visually aid geometric definitions and axioms, in the attempt to eliminate possible error in transcribing the message from one scribe to another.

Print Standard

For Vignelli, the print standard is o conscious contribution to the environment. When choosing the format of a publication, one must take account of the impact on trees or pollution.

Geometry of consciousness

The spiral lines of experience or memory encircling the form of consciousness.


The Big Bang Theory references in Young Sheldon
   → 1x02: Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System
   → 1x03: Poker, Faith and Eggs

Humans are Weird

So I’ve been reading a lot of those “Humans are Weird” posts having to do with us and Aliens, and I really love them.

But there’s one thought I’ve had that I haven’t seen other’s talk about before. So here goes.


Humans have developed a comprehensive understanding of the workings of the universe before being able to send themselves to other planets. Now that doesn’t seem strange to humans, because, well, they did it.

But what if an alien race didn’t have the same kind of geniuses humans have? What if there was no equivalent to Einstein, to Reeman, to Gauss, to Newton, even Euclid. 

Humans have explored the universe with just their minds. Imagining first 4 dimensions and then 7, 8, even 10. They’ve developed string theory. quantum mechanics, have scientific theories that are decades, even centuries away from being testable. But they keep exploring, keep thinking, keep imagining, keep yearning to know more. They even developed nuclear fission AND fusion before space flight!

And what if this TOTALLY weirds an alien species out? They’re basically the opposite of humans. Yeah, sure they invented interstellar travel, but for completely different reasons. They were simply hungry for resources. They mined their systems asteroid belt, they built great cities but they didn’t ponder the beginning of the universe, they didn’t figure out it’s age until centuries after they first reached for the stars.

Imagine a human trying to explain their species fascination with the unknown to another species that doesn’t have that same yearning.

For all we know it might be something we might never be able to understand about each other.

We may be the Doc Brown’s of the universe, but it may be only for the sheer fact that we ask, “What’s beyond? How far can we go? Where does the universe start and end? How did we get to here?” And other species aren’t nearly so curious about the universe.

Half of the discoveries made my mathematicians about how geometry works is them going “I wonder if….” or physiciscts going “Hey, what about…?”

And I think that’s really amazing.


After the Harry Styles video…  Finding the Golden Ratio in Louis Tomlinson’s face and calculating his beauty percentage