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The Super Bowl is won during the Half-Time Show

It started with marching bands, Micheal Jackson made it big, Diana Ross used a helicopter and Justin Timberlake caused women to be ignored for 7 years during the hiring process. We are of course talking about the Super Bowl Half-Time Show! The 15-minute extravaganza has been part of the sports event since the start and has helped it to become one of the largest broadcasted events each year. However, it took 26 Super Bowls to figure out that hiring A-list talent was the way to go. Michael Jackson, U2, Lady Gaga, Shakira & Jennifer Lopez, […]

11 februari • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten

A station wagon full of data tapes vs. the internet

“Since we do not have up-to-date information on your order, we do not know whether or not it has arrived.” You or any of your acquaintances have probably received an email containing such a sentence. Due to the combination of the Covid-19 pandemic, Black Friday and Sinterklaas package delivery services had one of its worst weeks of all time. People start to wonder how these services are still so lacking in this modern world. However, never underestimate the power of the courier industry.   Sending data Suppose you want to send a humongous amount of […]

08 december • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten

Embrace the spook

Scratching noises, soft but certainly close and drawing closer. You wake up and listen to them getting louder. Right in front of your bedroom door, the noise stops. The door handle starts to move down and the door is opening. Startled you reach for the light on your nightstand and turn it on. Movement at the doorpost. A hand, black and rotten, as if the owner has been dead for years, pulls back from the doorpost, back into the hallway. You scream. You hear loud stumbling noises in the hallway and the next moment the […]

29 oktober • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten
Friendship

The secret recipe for making friends

It is the spring of 2021. A vaccine for Covid-19 has been distributed and life is getting back to normal. The weather is improving and it is the so-called first ‘Rokjesdag’. The perfect day to hit the terrace with your friends. You are enjoying a drink with your friends, while reminiscing all the good times you had together before the pandemic. You mention that it is quite remarkable that even though you could not really spend time together, you still kept in contact with each other. One of your friends responds that it is only […]

22 september • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

Counting cattle

In 1769, the Herzog August Library of Wolfenbüttel, Germany, appointed a new librarian. The main task of this librarian consisted of translating the many Greek and Latin manuscripts of the library. After a few years, the first batch was published, which included a Greek poem of forty-four lines that dazzled the mathematical community for over a century. This poem was about a arithmetical problem Archimedes proposes to Eratosthenes and asks the reader to find the size of the cattle in the herd of the god of the sun, Apollo. This is an interesting problem since […]

11 juni • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten
Jigsaw puzzle

Don’t let this piece puzzle you

Since the start of the corona crisis, solving these has probably become one of your biggest hobbies. Webshops cannot cope with the growing demand and the largest warehouse for this product, located in Missouri (USA), has reported mind-boggling revenue growth of 2000%. We are, of course, talking about jigsaw puzzles. At the moment it is almost impossible to buy a new ‘Jan van Haasteren’ puzzle and Instagram and TikTok are full of stylized pictures and videos of puzzles being solved. At first, a jigsaw puzzle seems like a fairly easy task, you can do them […]

05 mei • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten
stormnaamgeving

Wees niet bang voor Dennis en Ellen

Ciara, Dennis en Ellen. Over het algemeen niet de namen die bijzondere emoties aanwakkeren, maar toch zijn ze al weken het onderwerp bij menig ‘koffiezetapparaat gesprek’. Wie de laatste tijd het nieuws heeft gevolgd, zal het vast niet ontgaan zijn dat Nederland geteisterd is door een aantal stormen. Dit is niet anders dan andere jaren, echter zijn de stormen door de stormnaamgeving wel een stuk beter te bespreken.   Sinds september 2019 heeft Nederland zich aangesloten aan een stormnamen systeem van EUMETNET, een netwerk van Europese Nationale Meteorologische Diensten. Nederland maakt deel uit van de […]

27 februari • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten

Academetrics: the math behind predicting Oscar winners

The biggest night of Hollywood is almost upon us! On the night of February 9th, the annual Academy Awards will be awarded. The biggest names of Hollywood will gather in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to celebrate yet another year of cinematic achievements. During the ceremony, 24 golden statuettes, known as an “Academy Award of Merit” or “Oscar”, will be awarded. Every year there is an incredible fuzz when the nominees are announced and the excitement lasts until the actual award ceremony. This makes you wonder whether or not this excitement is justified. The […]

21 januari • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

Save the planet, paint a cow!

We live in a time where we pay a lot of attention to the environment. You should always be looking for improvements and those can be found in the most extraordinary fields. You might wonder how painting a cow can save the planet, and that is a perfectly good question to ask yourself. Fortunately, that will be explained in this article.   First of all, painting a cow can be read in multiple ways. In this case we are talking about applying paint on the skin of a cow. Experimental studies suggest that cows painted […]

07 november • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten

Putting the con in Eurovision Song Contest

May 18, for the first time in 44 years Holland received one of the biggest prices in existence. Approximately 182 million people from all over the world witnessed the epic battle that was decided in the last minutes of the contest. Of course you will know which contest is meant: The Eurovision Song Contest! On the 18th of May, Duncan Lawrence grasped the victory with his song Arcade. With 498 points he beat runner-up Italy with a mere 26 points. This is of course very exciting because it means that in 2020 the Eurovision Song […]

08 oktober • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 7 minuten
DNA

Epi(c)genetics

During the Second World War there was a great famine in Holland. Luckily, many people survived the harsh conditions. Some were even pregnant during this period and gave birth to healthy children afterwards. But when they grew up something extraordinary happened. The generation of people born shortly after this famine was shown to have higher rates of coronary heart diseases and obesity. From one generation to the next, something had changed. This could not have been caused by a mutation in the genes, since such a large share of the people showed signs of this […]

04 juni • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

Sfeerverslag International Programme 2019

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