April 2, 2012

HIGHBROW/LOWBROW: Best of the Internet This Week

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Highbrow:

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white

Cary Huang created an interactive website that demonstrates the scale of the universe.  Use the scroll bar to zoom in and out and click on the objects to learn more about them. If you want a head rush, zoom completely out, then zoom in as fast as you can.  It’s also frightening to see how large a Japanese spider crab is. And a dodo bird.

I can’t tell if this close up photo of a human eye is cool or gross. Either way, it is difficult to stop staring at it staring at you.

Lowbow:

On gay rights symbolism.  It’s not lowbrow unless I have to ask my editor if it’s politically incorrect.

http://imgur.com/lzSNr

Need a mnemonic for reading resistor color bands when wiring a breadboard? (Um what–? me neither…).  How did this even go to print? But I will admit, it does stick in the mind.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploadimg/img/141441.html

Unibrow:

Get your puppy fix.  Some days I feel like I should just make this section a permanent link to r/aww.

http://i.imgur.com/SNat5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1bUNA.jpg

Also, here’s a cat that looks like a yin-yang.

http://i.imgur.com/qTUPs.jpg

Melinda Lim is a senior in the College of Engineering. She can be reached at mlim@cornellsun.com. Highbrow/Lowbrow appears on Tuesdays.

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Original Author: Melinda Lim