Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ms. V! I have a picture:)

This was the AIESEC OSLO LC team that I went with to Trondheim :)

It was fun!

The people are

Zhiyu - Jay - Astrid - Gautam (Me!)
Anna - Olga - Kjersti - Carol
Hanne - Nina - Hanja
Marta - Sanja - Kirsten - Nahae - Ingeborg

Monday, March 06, 2006

Who would have thunk it??

"We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are."

-- Talmud

As the quote cleary explains the intricacies of the human mind and the mindlessness of the thing I'm about to tell you - believe me, its true.

An elevator to outer space!

The theory behind the elevator is simple. First proposed 111 years ago by a Russian scientist, it was popularized by Arthur C. Clarke in his award-winning 1978 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, and goes like this: Earth is constantly spinning. So if you attach a counterweight to it with a cable, and put it far enough away--62,000 miles--the cable will be held taut by the force of the planet's rotation, just as if you spun around while holding a ball on a string. And if you've got a taut cable, you've got the makings of an elevator.