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Depending on the time of the day a friend, a colleague, a wise guy. The beauty of the world is its sense of humor to show humans their way by letting them search their own.


  1. Spam in Hawaii

    Today I learned that Spam plays a huge role in Hawaiian culture. Food culture. I was aware of the fact that Spam is actually a brand name for canned meat from the US, but I wasn’t aware that it was playing such an important role in Hawaiian food that they even have an own “Spam food festival” with all kinds of canned-food combinations that one wouldn’t expect. …


  2. Snyk disclosure handling

    Today I learned that one can report found vulnerabilities to the company “Snyk” which will take care of the responsible disclosure procedure. Means they will take the report, validate it, assign it a CVE, contact the maintainers and disclosing it to the public after 90 days. …


  3. Subtile sexism in marketing

    Today I learned about a very subtitle but very present form of sexism that is hiding in plain sight and where I truly believe that no one does it intentional. Sports ads. It was a child that pointed it out and her mother posted about it on Twitter. The child noticed that while all boys on the ads were involved in some sports activity like playing football or doing kick boxing etc. while the girls were only posing like adjusting their hand wraps or stretching. …


  4. Wendepailletten

    Today I learned that so called “Wendepailletten” (turn-around-sequins) exist. Sequins themselves are nothing new obviously little metal or plastic plates that are put on cloth to decorate it or become cloth. But those “Wendepailletten” go one step further. While being popular amount kids, the concept itself is rather interesting. The sequins are put on the cloth using a specific embroidery technique to allow them to be turned upside-down. By taking sequins with different back and front colour, it’s possible to create pictures that can be change in parts or entirely by swiping across them. It’s super simple and still amazing. …


  5. Rabbits, grass and eating habits

    Today I learned that rabbits, as well as cows, don’t digest grass directly. While cows use their stomachs to get the grass eaten up by bacteria that is afterwards digested by the cow itself, rabbits don’t have the luxury of many stomachs. Instead they produce a special kind of faeces after eating the grass for the first time, that allows them to digest it at the second time, after eating those faeces. This process is called coprophagy. …


  6. Mugscrewer

    Today I learned that when two things are stuck together by pure force, heating things up or cooling things down do not always end up successful. While the usage of a “mugscrewer” (as in “corkscrew” but for mugs), at least in this particular situation solved the problem. By slowing using raw power to get the two mugs from each other. …


  7. Light guns

    Today I learned how light guns work. Or better: Worked, because these days it’s no more a thing. Light guns were controllers for computers or game consoles. The special thing about them: They looked like a gun and you could just point a the position on the display where you wanted to shoot. But their original technology relied on “Cathode-ray tube” (CTR) based monitors as those would only paint one pixel after another which allowed the light gun to coordinate with the software that was painting, which pixel it was pointed at. These days monitors work fundamentally different and therefore no longer work. …


  8. Mediaeval armour

    Today I learned that Armour in mediaeval times had some quite strange accents from today’s perspective. They tended to have an extra small waist because hat was considered a male attribute as well as having extra off-showing areas on the lower front-side of those armours. …


  9. Hurricanes and the pacific ocean

    Today I learned that the word Hurricane does not only describe storms in the Atlantic ocean, but also storms on the east side of the Pacific ocean (the area between the International Date Line and the North American continent). …


  10. Aluminium foil in the dishwasher

    Today I learned that aluminium foil in the dishwasher can help against flash rust. The idea is that the small ball of aluminium foil hangs around in the cutlery section of your dishwasher. When small amounts of rust appear during the washing process (due to being washed from something within the dishwasher), the aluminium itself will oxide and due to the high temperatures and bind the rust from the water to itself. …