I made a version of a semi-famous computer program from Scientific American's "Computer Recreations" column, WA-TOR
I write a little bit more about it and "recreational computing" on my devblog.
Goodness gracious, optical illusions have gotten out of control! -- all of those on the page are astounding.
Aesop's Fables #238 - The Fly:
A fly had fallen into an earthen pot [chytros] full of boiled meat. On the verge of drowning in the broth [zōmos], she said to herself:Like Mother Goose stuff, "Real" Aesop's Fables are more grim than the versions we make for kids....
'I've eaten, I've drunk, I've had a bath. Death can come. It doesn't matter to me.'
This fable shows that people easily surrender to death when it comes without any suffering.
I thought this Quora answer on "what happened to Venezuela" was interesting, with take aways for all political sides...