Richard Feynman explains why it’s so difficult for him to explain why magnets repel. via Kottke.
On the subject of music from Rio, this is one of the fabbest and scariest things ever:
I think it’s brilliant that Rio is going to host the Olympics. I was going to post a suitably carnivalesque bit of video in celebration, but I found this more downbeat performance by the great Elza Soares; and it’s gorgeous.
I’ve got no idea what she’s singing about, though.
That’s ‘cricket’ in Welsh, since the first Ashes test is being held in Cardiff. Assuming the rain holds off long enough for them to play, that is: it’s certainly not very promising in London, but of course it hardly ever rains in Wales.
Come on, England.