An elderly Australian woman is visiting her son in the US for his birthday.
She arrives at LAX early in the morning and arranges to drive to his house, in New Orleans, in order to “take in the scenery” and see what the American South has to offer.
She drives at a leisurely pace, and stops at scenic viewpoints whenever possible, knowing she has some time to get to he...
A sufficiently advanced society has synthesized all human knowledge
in pill form. So an undergraduate goes to the drug store and asks the pharmacist if he has history, economics, and literature. The pharmacist disappears into the back. When he returns, he has three little boxes and says
"Here, take this purple one for all of human history—from the origins all...