FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2018

THERE IS SUCH A THING AS THE “SEXY LAMP TEST”. DEVISED BY (SERIOUSLY BADASS) COMIC BOOK WRITER KELLY SUE DECONNICK TO ASSESS THE VALIDITY OF A FEMALE ROLE IN FICTION, ESSENTIALLY IF YOU CAN REMOVE THE CHARACTER AND REPLACE HER WITH A SEXY LAMP WITH A POST-IT NOTE ON IT, THE WRITER HAS FAILED. A LAMP WITH A POST-IT NOTE ON IT?! TOO FUCKING RIGHT THEY HAVE! - VIA THE QI TWITTER MASSIVE.

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IT’S SEEMINGLY BEEN A PERFECTLY ADEQUATE DEFINITION FOR 130 YEARS, BUT PHYSICISTS ARE SET TO DISASSOCIATE THE KILOGRAM FROM A SPECIFIC LUMP OF METAL RESIDING IN A COUPLE OF BELL JARS IN A PARISIAN VAULT (OK, THAT’S WHAT WE’VE BEEN GOING BY ALL THIS TIME?!) AND INSTEAD REFER IT TO A PHYSICAL CONSTANT THAT NEVER CHANGES. SOUNDS LIKE A PRETTY GOOD CALL IF YOU ASK ME - VIA THE WIRED UK PODCAST.