What a world we live in

> A fruit salad tree…bears up to six different fruits of the same family on the one plant. All fruits retain their own individuality, with staggered ripening times. – [The Fruit Salad Tree Company](

How fresh legs feel

– [Floating bikes](

Make your own planet

A fun tool takes Google Streetviews and [morphs them into planet-like objects](,0,-.006,.995&z=1.938&mz=16&p=37.42718,-122.16710):

Science |

I love that [chocolate milk is now positioned as a sports drink]( I’ve [long been a fan](, actually…

Quantum-sized quantum researchers

[Jonathan Keats continues to blow my mind](

> “Until today science has been completely dominated by one species,” says Keats, an experimental philosopher and former director of the Local Air & Space Administration…”People may not be biologically equipped to understand the universe at a fundamental level, he contends. “Other species might be better adapted to the task.”

> Keats believes that the most promising candidates are bacteria…”But they need facilities,” says Keats. While their minuscule size lets them experience quantum phenomena on a first-hand basis, they have no natural way of exploring the galaxies….

> “Rows of petri dishes filled with brackish water – teeming with cyanobacteria – will be set up atop a flat screen monitor laid flat on its back. The monitor will glow with images of the cosmos provided by the Hubble Telescope.”

Driving Mr. Giant

Today I learned: Samuel Beckett (Nobel Prize-winning modernist playwright, Waiting for Godot), [used to drive Andre the Giant to school](, because the future wrestler was already too big to fit on the school bus.

Winning the internet

John Kilduff ([previously mentioned]( just keeps pushing the human race forward; this time [blending margaritas and painting at the same time…while cycling through a park]( And crashing sometimes.

> “We ran out of ice, we ran out of everything…but we didn’t run out of passion!”

Wisdom and experience

> “Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.” – [Mulla Nasrudin](, via [Jared Spool](

Celebrity brainstorming tips

I think we can learn a lot from [this short documentary on brainstorming](

– The difficulty of brainstorming over VC and phone
– The need to provide reliable lunch opportunities
– The danger of “celebrity” participants
– How thinking visually makes your ideas stick
– The perils of bringing in previous ideas
– That sometimes *not* deferring judgement is best…

Bob Bike Shop

Awesome: there’s [an]( [entire]( [range]( of cycling clothing with my name all over it.

Christmas is coming, folks…