Archive for August 2011
Ciphers have been used as a way of secretly passing on a message from one person to another. Ciphers can be broken with the help of independent studies and computer programs, but there are ciphers that cannot be translated character by character or word by word.
1. Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich Manuscript is a book written in the 1400s by an unknown author that used an unknown ciphered language. Inside the book, it contains over 209 pages of unidentified letters and beautifully colored pictures. The illustrations range from botany to astronomical records for an unspecified period of time. Why the author wrote about the Voynich Manuscript still remains a mystery to this day.
Picture 1. Displaying botany.
Picture 2. Astronomical Reference?
Picture 3. Sample Text
What do you think about this mysterious book? Please comment!
Well it is Saturday and first off, I would express the grievances that people currently have to undergo in the East Coast. Clouds of Thoughts staff would like to wish them luck in getting past Hurricane Irene.
In other news, don’t get fooled by a weatherman like this one:
Unless the weather proves to be reality such as the morning glory clouds in Australia:
or maybe things about weather are in fact mysterious:
That is all for weird weather!
This video explains it all! Please comment!
So apparently there has been two earthquakes in the USA that are both over magnitude 5.0. You may think it occurred in California, but what is weird about these two earthquakes happened in Virginia and Colorado!
Luckily in the Colorado Earthquake, it happened in a rural county with less than 1,000 people according to the New York Times.
“The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3, was centered about nine miles from the city of Trinidad and hit at 11:46 p.m. local time. It was felt as far away as Greeley, about 350 miles north, and into Kansas and New Mexico, said Julie Dutton, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo.”
Link to article
But in the meantime, the Virginia Earthquake happened to occur in a much densely populated area. As a result, people evacuated from skyscrapers and government offices and even Capital Hill and the Pentagon! Here are some pictures that I found on the internet:
Source: Huffington Post
You can view more pictures at CNN
As you may know, we haven’t posted The Daily Fail recently. This is because we don’t have enough staff to help me find fails and wins. I will edit this post as soon as we get up and running again, but for now we will not be in buisness.
Staring at these made me very hungry.
You may not want to end up like this:
Well today it is Sunday…
On Tuesday, summer vacation will end and I have to go to school again. Time just flies back that quit, doesn’t it?
Here are some of the most interesting videos I found on Youtube.
An awesome optical illusion swimming pool!
This guy must be very lucky!
How long did this take? :O
I will post more random things later on!
Just some funny Yahoo! Answers fails that I found on the internet!
No wonder people care less about math:
I wonder if this is possible myself:
Welcome to this Special Edition of The Daily Fail! We will take all the fails and put them in Order from the Best to the Not so good. Lets get onto it!
1. Suicide Exit
2. That goes to you too, Dogs
3. I… Can’t…. See…. Anything…..
5. His Magic Wand?
7. 2D food…
8. Child Locked Can?
9.(Tie) Even police can be idiots…..
9.(Tie) That’s just confusing……
Thanks for reading this Top 10, see you all next time! Don’t forget to talk to me or Peg about positions!
~Youg3 and The Daily Fail Crew