learning! 6 complicated concepts explained with kitchen items


Just like we teach kids math with slices of pizza, we teach ourselves string theory with spaghetti, financial derivatives with peanut butter, and the big bang with muffins.  And by "we", of course, I mean the wonderful minds of Mental Floss.  I love it!

This is especially great because some of these are concepts that I kind of think I understand or have heard of, but haven't put the name together with the actual idea before, or just don't feel confident enough in my knowledge of it to join a conversation.  Not saying I'm a pro now (although I could very well be), but my mind's hand feels like it's grasping things it wasn't before.

Read up!  Learn how ketchup relates to existentialism.  Do it here!

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