Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baby, I'm amazed

"It's a popular fact that 90% of the brain is not used and, like most popular facts, it is wrong. Not even the most stupid Creator would go to the trouble of making the human head carry around several pounds of unnecessary grey goo if its only real purpose was, eg, to serve as a delicacy for certain remote tribesmen in unexplored valleys, it is used. One of its functions is to make the miraculous seem ordinary, and turn the unusual into the usual. Otherwise, human beings, forced with the daily wondrousness of everything, would go around wearing a stupid grin, saying "WOW" a lot. Part of the brain exists to stop this happening. It is very efficient, and can make people experience boredom in the middle of marvels" 
-Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods”

Yesterday I spent the day tweeting amazing things. I hadn't planned to do so, it arose out of the simple reason that first thing in the morning, I often don't have anything of particular interest to remark upon and therefore tweeted this:

Then I decided it would be fun to carry on throughtout the rest of the day (they're in reverse chronological order and okay...there's one that doesn't follow the theme at all).

We do live in an amazing world.