Category Archives: Humour

So goes the cliché. The obverse: “As the Chinese say, 1001 words is worth more than a picture.” That piece of insight came to us from John McCarthy, the legendary computer science professor at Stanford University, who passed away this week. Other John McCarthy sayings I am fond of: “Comparing oneself with Galileo or Einstein […]

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The settlement of Húsavík in northern Iceland is home to the intriguing Icelandic Phallological Museum, a tribute to Nature’s designs of the intromittent organ. Excerpt from the museum website: The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of […]

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As soon as I got into Goa the other day, my little niece Saraswati showed me something that at once brought to my mind the magnificent sight of Dyrfjöll (“Door Mountains”) in east Iceland. This striking formation is encountered en route to Borgarfjörður Eystri, and looks like a wall with a slot punched through it. […]

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I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. […]

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