Category Archives: Just For Fun


The other day, a tech friend of mine (Thanks Kevin!) told me about a hilarious website. If you are in a job where you get a lot of questions that people could simply look up themselves, you will absolutely love this site. The website is http://lmgtfy.com, which stands for Let Me Google That for You. To explain how the site works, I have included the following short video and the textual explanation below.

Simply put, here is how it works.

1)      Go to the site

2)      Type in the question someone else asked you

3)      Click one of the search buttons

The website will auto generate a link that you can email back to the person. The link will be a screen captured instructional video that shows the person how to:

1)      Go to Google

2)      Type in the question

3)      Click on one of the search buttons

The video then asks “Was that so hard?” and takes them to the result of the Google search. I found it hilarious, but I love sarcasm.

Warning: If you don’t like sarcastic humor, or do not use sarcastic humor with your friends and colleagues, this website may not be for you. However, I am currently working on a comical way to show this to my students and let them know that they can take responsibility for looking things up from time to time. Of course, I am still working on it :)

In the meantime, I have created the short video above that lets me give you an example with one of my favorite questions, “When are final exams.” It is never enough to post them in the syllabus, make the information a syllabus quiz question, post it online, and make announcements in class. So this year, I think I might find a way to work in “Let Me Google That For You”

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Ever Wonder What You Would Look Like as a Neanderthal?

On a recent trip to Washington, DC, I visited the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. As part of the interactive learning experience, visitors were afforded the opportunity to MEanderthal themselves (below I share the link to information about the free iPhone application).  Anyways, this is what I would have looked like had I been a Neanderthal.

Just So You Know:

Homo neanderthalensis (a.k.a. Neanderthal Man)  lived between 200,000 and 28,000 years ago in what is now Europe and Asia, and is one of the closest relatives of modern humans.  He had a very big nose, which helped to survive in cold climates by warming and humidifying cold, dry air. He buried his dead, used simple symbols, and may have even spoke a language.

About the exhibit:

The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins offers visitors an immersive, interactive journey through the origins of human beings and the dramatic stories of survival and extinction in the midst of earth’s history of climate change. Learn more at: http://humanorigins.si.edu/

Learn More about the App on YouTube:

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Before introducing yourself online, take a minute to learn some interesting trivia about the year you were born. Click on your birth year below to learn more about what was happening in the world in the year you were born. You don’t actually have to post your birth year, but you could post something that you find interesting from around the time of your birth.

1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
1951 1961 1971 1981 1991
1952 1962 1972 1982 1992
1953 1963 1973 1983 1993
1954 1964 1974 1984 1994
1955 1965 1975 1985 1995
1956 1966 1976 1986 1996
1957 1967 1977 1987 1997
1958 1968 1978 1988 1998
1959 1969 1979 1989

1999

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