DAY 168: I had no idea the underwater world was so awesome until I watched this TED talk

Have you ever seen a photograph or video that kind of reminds you, or makes you realise, just  how awesome the Earth really is? Well today I watched the Ted talk Underwater Astonishments by TED speaker Ted Gallo that did just that. What I really love about this TED talk (and the videos that David shares with the audience) is that it shows that despite society being so wrapped up and absorbed in the digital age we can still be in awe and fasciated by mother nature. The video David shared showed some really cool stuff and he also shared a pretty interesting statistic; the world has only explored 3% of the underwater world.   That blew me away - there’s still 97% of the underwater world that is a mystery.  That's a big deal but to be honest I kind of hope it remains unexplored.  The world needs a little mystery in it. If you haven’t watched David’s TED talk hit the play button and let me know what you think. Were you awe struck? … [Read more...]

Day 79: Can we please rebrand 4 a.m. ?

Day 79- I think we need to rebrand 4 a.m by website confetti

Have you ever noticed that 4am is the one hour of the day that is most commonly associated with mishaps?  Ted speaker Rives certainly has and in his eight minute Ted talk “The 4 a.m. mystery” Rives  gives us some insight behind this enigma. The 4 a.m. shorthand Song lyrics, movies, authors, conversationalist and society must have all unanimously decided that 4 a.m would be shorthand for “inconveniences, mishaps and yearnings” says Rives. “For a time that I find to be the most placid and uneventful hour of the day, four in the morning sure gets an awful lot of bad press” When did this begin? Rives backs up this claim with a number of  examples, comic strips, historical events, paintings and even  a clip of The Simpsons all depicting four in the morning as this horrible time to be awake.   It really is fascinating when you actually think how often 4 a.m. is used to reference bad things. Rives also goes on to explain what he … [Read more...]