Quirky and enwondering things I’ve seen online recently, #5

Obviously DALLE-2 is incredible, as is Imagen. I’ll post on them separately, which reminded me to go ahead and publish an old draft here that was kept as a private post.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/an-ancient-greek-astronomical-calculation-machine-reveals-new-secrets/ Possibly the most amazing thing from the ancient world – an ancient analogue computer. we only know of it due to a single example. what else are we missing?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/snake-infested-island-deadliest-place-brazil-180951782/ About a small island where, due to a quirk in evolution, the dominant species is snakes who prey on migrating birds. Hence, ‘snake island’, which people are banned from visiting due to how completely snake infested it is.


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