Eclectifying

I talk about things I find interesting. I find a lot of things interesting…

Humanity Does Not Totally Suck

by Ken Arnold on Fri 13 September 2013

Tonight I walked out of a restaurant to find a mild rain. Considering I had left the top down on my Miata when I parked it, this wasn’t the best of news. The car is designed to handle some rain because, well, this kind of thing happens. Still, it isn’t a good idea, so I […]

Words as Art

by Ken Arnold on Thu 23 May 2013

There is a fish called the Sarcastic Fringehead. To me, that’s a post all in itself. That is just amazingly a thing. They named a fish the “Sarcastic Fringehead”. Aren’t folks wonderful? Isn’t it a glorious world that has such words in it? Some words are just art unto themselves. Not art in the sense […]

Word of the Day: Tetrachromat

by Ken Arnold on Wed 22 May 2013

You are most likely a trichromat, although dichromats are common enough. But only a few are tetrachromats. How many different kinds of cones in your eyeballs? Most people have three kinds (“tri-“, while colorblind people might have only two (“di-“). But apparently there are some folks who have four — “tetra”. And so they can see […]

Friday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Fri 26 April 2013

The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature. — Benjamin Franklin (This week’s Friday quote nicely pairs up with Monday’s quote, at least I think so. Do you?)