These portraits were drawn with mathematical equations

WolframAlpha has compiled a growing list of portraits of iconic figures drawn by parametric functions. Some of them are surprisingly good – though, as Joe Hanson points out, there's a decent chance these functions are being churned out by a computer instead of an actual person, seeing as they are OBSCENELY complex. (… » 4/05/13 9:45am 4/05/13 9:45am

How much magnesium is in 43 cubic miles of fried chicken?

One of the most powerful computational services on the web today, Wolfram Alpha, has provided the world with the definitive answer to this incredibly important question. The answer is "3.8 X 10^7 metric tons," but you'll really want to learn a lot more via Wolfram Alpha. This nutritional chart is just one of many… » 5/10/10 3:23pm 5/10/10 3:23pm