Bottomless Holes of Curiosity
Although xkcd is right about the dangers of falling into an endless Wikipedia hole, I think the focus on Wikipedia as the canonical bottomless pit allows us to become complacent about the other mental flytraps that lurk on the internet – some of which are eating up your tax dollars as we speak, because UC pays out the wazoo for a subscription and pays for lost worker hours. Yes, I’m talking about Web of Science.
Yesterday, I looked up one reference because the book I was reading charted some data for glass beads, and I wanted to see the equivalent chart for real sand. An hour of fascinated clicking later…
- The geotechnical investigation for the proposed Dominica international airport
- OMG gas hydrates!
- Sandstone compaction bands
- There’s a place called “Ritchie Ridge”? Hahahahaha! Do all the rocks there have dollar signs on them?
Can anyone guess what my starting point was?