“Hi there. I’m a bat of the pipistrelle sort. Hope you are too. I’m a guy. You’re a gal. Let’s get together and do what we bats like to do. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. We have so much in common. Come a little closer…”—What does the bat say?
“Hello Commander Hadfield, for the past year and a half my 5-year-old son goes to bed worried, sometimes in tears. He is worried about the Voyager Interstellar spacecraft, the fact that it is out there all by itself. He wants it to come home to be safe. What do we tell him?”—Astronaut Chris Hadfield Calms Adorable Child, Charms Everyone
“I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.’”—Stanley Kubrick
“At a talk at the National Hydropower Association, I hit play on the video and the first fish goes flying out, and the audience is dying. I had to say, ‘It’s okay to laugh, this is utterly ridiculous.’”—Behold, the fish cannon. (via Mr. Alexis Madrigal)