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Weekly Project n°2

 Hi all! How are you? I have to say I’m a little ashamed for not having posted anything in such a long time, but then again I figured it wasn’t such a good idea to promise frequent posts when I knew I was going to go on holiday to a place where I have no internet. How was I to post then? Bad timing on my part.

So, continuing with my weekly project I bring to you today a very cool site, were I have spent many hours learning cool, but really not useful stuff, which I love.

This site is called Cracked. What they do is basically have lists with exciting titles and explanations of why that certain things are in that list. Now, I now it sounds dull, but it isn’t. Not when the lists are something like: “The 6 Most Bizarre Things Ever Discovered in Space” or “6 Terrible Ideas That Science Says Will Save the Planet”, which they wont help you at all with your homework, but they are so much fun to read! I love the fact that they are written with humour and sometimes sarcasm, rather than in a formal fashion.

 

Seriously, I’ve read many lists in this site and they are always very refreshing. They have them on plenty of subjects too, from history to science-fiction to literature, so you just have to take your pick (3 Reasons Why Houdini was Way More Badass Than you Think). And do not get me started on government conspiration and freaky things that someone predicted at one point and it became true. The art of trolling, that has been present in our culture since people discovered that teasing other people was fun, is also recorded in this amazing site (The 6 Greatest Acts of Trolling in the History of Science)

So, for an afternoon of learning deep and useful information, pick a book and read instead of going into this site, that although it has sometimes deep reflection, you wont learn anything for school, but you will know everything about “The 11 Most Retarded Fictional Weapons”.

That’s it for today, I guess.

Take care everyone!

Kika

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9gag

9gag

Weekly Project n°1

HI! So, first edition of my weekly project! I explained it in a page of the same name, but I guess there is no harm in saying it again. Once a week, I’ll post one of my favourite pages or some interesting ones I’ll find along the way.

Since I had the idea yesterday I haven’t had much time to think on what would be my very first entry, so I decided to make it about the site I go to daily: 9gag.

9gag is basically a site were people post funny or cool pictures and videos. You can vote for the best ones and comment on what you thought about it (and it’s great, because, like in the entire internet, people fight or make really amusing comments and the sort). Sometimes when I don’t understand the joke I use the comments page- normally I’m not the only one who didn’t get it.

I should warn you though, that although 9gag is really amazing when you are taking a break from thinking (or in my case, studying) it can be addictive, because all of the pictures are posted in the same page, all at once, so all you have to do is scroll down and laugh. So, if you can’t really afford to waste time, put a timer for yourself and stick to it.

There are people who are annoyed that the page doesn’t post that many funny things and that no one really cares about cat pictures (that happens to be a fashion in the internet nowadays), but I think that 9gag has evolved from just a page for humor and became for entertainment. They still post memes, comics, and such, but also cool places in Earth, videos of remarkable people and their skills or a heroic thing they had done and, of course, things of the 90’s that this generation will never understand (poor them).

So that’s all for now folks, may you have a great time!

Kika