Gray’s Anatomy will use Picasso’s Paintings

30 February, 0169: It is widely known that Gray’s Anatomy is the most widely known book of Anatomy! It is also widely known that Pablo Picasso’s paintings are one of the best in the world. What wasn’t known however is that, the two of those could ever be compiled together within the same book covers!

Right from the first edition, Henry Vandyke Carter’s diagrams had populated the pages of the legendary anatomy book. Even though Gray himself wanted the name of Carter, off the front page (this was a very bad thing Mr Gray!), Carter’s diagrams have become quite a sensation in the world of anatomy and also the world of arts. Impressed by this, anatomists have decided to conduct an experiment.

According to them, if a work of science could become a sensation in the world of arts, then maybe, a work of arts could also conquer the world of science. Hence, they have decided to print the popular works of picasso among the pages of the famed anatomy book to make the anatomical visualization easier for the readers.

Here are a few before after pics of the diagrams in the book:

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Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay

P.S. I have utmost respect for all the three great personalities who are refered to, in this post. However, I fail to respect the fact that Henry Gray failed to respect the hardwork of his namesake, Henry Vandyke Carter. I request everybody to read this post and this post.

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Hundred Thousand Words

Yes, a hundred thousand words. That is the number of words which has been published in Antarctica Daily since its inauguration 3 years ago.

And this number calls for a change.

A massive change.

A radical change.

And the change will come. From today onwards!

Antarctica Daily was about ideas. Written ideas. But ideas should not be limited to the alphabet. Ideas should be spread by drawing or even filming.

That is why, we are utterly delighted to announce the new posting strategy of Antarctica Daily.

There will be videos. Primarily uploaded to the YouTube channel of Antarctica Studio. And then responsibly, linked to by a post from this blog.

There will also be comics. An example of which is exhibited in our homepage.

And there will also be other things, which as of now, are secrets!

The posts will be a little less frequent obviously, but at least one WILL be published per week.

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay

Why does the Sun Shine?

25 March 2018

Before you click on the ‘New Tab’ button, search for the aforementioned question and read the extract from an authentic website, let me tell you the reason. The sole reason why the Sun shines, is to appreciate the existence of the Sunshine Blogger Award, which was destined to be named after it!

A weird coincidence is that, I am Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay. No wait, that is not the coincidence. My name, when translated to English from Bengali means Sunlight or as the creative people might tell you, Sunshine!

My blog was nominated by A Typical Teenage Bookworm, who besides books and series likes to feast upon chocolate and tea.

Her blog has an amazing theme and layout that makes you wanna read her magnificent articles, all in one go!


How It Works?



1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate up to 11 blogs and ask them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your blog-post (The original Logo as many bloggers have realised already, is on a vacation and could not be found anywhere)
5. Rules are to tweak; Take it easy.


I am Answering the Questions. But, don’t Question my Answers!

  1. What’s your favourite kind of pasta? Nowadays we all have the habit of modernizing every word. Got to becomes Gotta, Want to becomes Wanna. So I guess, the word Pastime became Pasta. My favorite pastime is indeed learning. To get a better hint on what I like to learn, check out an answer to a question, later in the list.
  2. Is there a Book which somehow changed or influenced your life? And if yes, how? Promise me you won’t immediately read the answer to the fifth question if you read this one. I can almost see your eyeballs drifting downwards! Well, that book is Three Men in A Boat (click here to download the PDF), a classic by Jerome K Jerome. The book, had it not been written, would have resulted in me becoming one of those grim faced people, I often complain about, who, by the way, if had been me, would have been complaining about, a person, who is like the “me”, that is writing this blog post!
  3. Name three artists of the surrealism without looking it up. I’m not looking up. I’m looking straight into the screen of my laptop. And I am searching about it on Google. Oops, Google doesn’t want me to search about surrealism! I bet google was tipped off earlier about this by a typical teenage bookworm!
  4. Your least favourite trend from 2017? I actually travel back in time. So, the last year I lived before 2018 was 2019. My least favorite trend in that year was people leaving for Mars as Earth was destroyed, about which you will read more in question 6!
  5. What made you publish a blog? Hopefully, you are not reading this one after the second question. Well, I published the blog because, I read 3 Men in a Boat, which literally changed my life. Also, so did another bengali book called Ha Ja Ba Ra La by Sukumar Ray. Also, my brother Soumyodeep (an amazing photographer) really motivated me for having a blog. Also, I did a star correspondence from Times of India, which improved my report writing skills. Also, nope not anymore, that’s it!
  6. How Long do you think would our earth survive if we’d continue just like we do now? You have read question 4. You know when. The reason earth will be destroyed in 2019, is because it will strike with an asteroid while absent mindedly taking a selfie to post on MilkyGram, the photo sharing app of this galaxy.
  7. One thing that makes you want to get up each morning and puts a smile on your face. The essential knowledge that eighteen hours later, I will go back to sleep, AGAIN!
  8. Do you prefer poetry/books/anything written or photography/movies/pictures? OR: Do you prefer expressing one’s thoughts in written or pictured form? I like written stuff. Reason? Written stuff is one-dimensional. Pictorial stuff is two dimensional, for a picture, three dimensional for a movie and four dimensional for a 3d movie! Written stuff just makes others endure through one’s thoughts which is essential for effective communication.
  9. The biggest role model in your life and why? For now, it is Richard Feynman. He has an incredible ability to teach. His lectures, even the advanced ones, are understandable by the general public.
  10. Have you ever watched The Breakfast Club? (if not: go, get up and watch it! if yes: who’s the funniest/most amusing character in your opinion?) Although I applaud a healthy breakfast and am a member of a few local clubs, I am yet to watch The Breakfast Club!
  11. If there’s one single thing you could thoroughly learn and be able to do afterwards absolutely perfectly, what would it be? (it could be anything, guys) It would be perfectly learning to learn other things perfectly. That way, I could do everything perfectly!

Answer What Follows and You will be gifted a free Icecream the next time you visit Antarctica.

  1. Who do you think owns the continent of Antarctica? (Try not to Google)
  2. Would you ever publish a book?
  3. If you were a worm, how long would you be?
  4. Define definition along with examples of examples.
  5. Write a question you would like to answer but don’t answer it. Now write three sentences about self control.
  6. What was your favorite moment of FRIENDS?
  7. Do you correct autocorrect more than autocorrect corrects you?
  8. What is the single most valuable piece of advice anybody has ever given you?
  9. Name the people you are proud to have in your life. Now, disclose to them that there exists a newspaper from Antarctica called Antarctica Daily
  10. If a new element was being added to the periodic table and it is to be named after you. What properties do you want it to have?
  11. What question you will never answer honestly. Write that question and an accompanying dishonest answer!

Now the Fun Part, where I nominate others…

Few Slots are still empty, which will be filled in very soon!

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay

Editor in Chief

Antarctica Daily

 

 

 

How to Write a Book?

1 February 2018

Books are instruments that record, analyse, summarise, organise, debate and explain information; that are illustrated, non-illustrated, hardbound, paperback, jacketed, non-jacketed; with foreword, introduction, table of contents, index; that are indented for the enlightenment, understanding, enrichment, enhancement and education of the human brain through sensory route of vision. Sometimes Touch. And also Smell.*

To write a good book is a herculean task. But to write a book which is good is so easy that even an infant does it without a single noise. But writing a good book which is good, is what we will discuss today as it is neither difficult nor easy!

You can Read this Book from Amazon (click here), to readily appreciate the existence of good books which are good.

Now I will outline the points you need to keep in mind if you want to write a good book!

  • Write with a legible handwriting: If you want your book to be handwritten then do not be a doctor while you write it. If you want it to be printed, however, we advice you to write like a doctor with Parkinson’s disease on a mechanical bull during an Earthquake and let your publisher deal with the nuisance.
  • Choose a questionable topic: For Example, ‘This book is invisible‘, ‘You are illiterate’ and ‘I know what you will do next summer’. A book like that will immediately make the reader curious and the person will buy the book ASAP.
  • Print in Mirror Image: Be the daVinci of twenty first century by printing in mirror image. Let the readers use a mirror to read every single word and then suddenly revrse the text again and savour the confusion among readers when they battle with the mirror image of the mirror image and enjoy the way they’ll use two mirrors to read the normal text.
  • Assume that the reader knows everything: Since the reader knows everything, print an empty book and sell it as a notebook! Also claim that you have actually printed in permanently invisible ink!
  • Insert hyperlinks in the Printed Version: Printing Click here, here and there, frequently and linking them to your other books gives the reader a feel of the modern internet while relishing the ancient practice of reading books.
  • Spray Deo on your books: Many People buy books only to smell them, so give them something to talk about!

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay

P.S. *This definition of book was given by Ranchhordas Shyamaldas Chhanchad aka Phungsuk Wangdu.

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10 Meaningful Ways to use a Dictionary

11 January 2018

Everyone knows what a dictionary is. If you don’t, just search in a dictionary. Here are 10 ways to use the dictionary :-

  1. To ostentatiously flip through pages in a boring lecture.
  2. To fill up your empty bookcase.
  3. To raise your laptop or tablet from the table, thanks to its width.
  4. To find complicated definitions for simple words.
  5. To find complicated words for simple definitions.
  6. As a pillow for napping during study time.
  7. As a dumbbell to buff up your muscles.
  8. As a weapon to kill an insect by smashing it down or trapping it between pages.
  9. As a secret container to hide your pistol.
  10. As a symbol of enlightenment.

Undoubtedly, a dictionary is very helpful as is proved by the aforementioned points. In case, you know some better ways to use the dictionary, do share in the comments.

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay

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Walking in Rain is Easy

Almost as a daunting venture, I have successfully failed to comply with the title of the book in the first chapter itself. Instead of a ‘thought experiment in lonely solitude’, I did a ‘physical experiment with a friend of mine’ to investigate the above mentioned hypothesis. I have jeopardized the life of my friend and have been sued by his parents for ‘an academic attempt to end an innocent life’, but despite the odds have found a profound answer to the question of “Whether is it easy to walk in rain?” The short answer is Boolean and is ‘NO’. The long answer is what the remaining of the chapter is about.
You see, I had already warned my friend that the experiment we are about to perform is dangerous, well I don’t remember whether I had exactly used the word ‘dangerous’, I may have used Interesting, but either way I wished to convey the same meaning. I am saying this to ensure that you too should not sue me for endangering my friend’s life. So the plan was to wait for the rain and when it does come, to walk in it. It did come, quite suddenly, exactly when I was about to go to college. So I had to cancel college. Also I had to kidnap my friend temporarily to make sure that he too misses college. After punching me twice symbolically for compelling him to miss college, and hugging me twice soulfully for compelling him to miss college, he gave in to the testing of the hypothesis.
So we chose a submerged plot of land, and while the heaven was pouring uncontrollably, we decided to walk on it. I sent my friend first, and my friend went first, quite proudly. I was beginning to write off the observation as ‘walking in rain is easy’, until my eyes caught onto a peculiar pattern. For every step that he took, my friend was diminishing in size! I initially blamed it on the visual perspective, knowing that things when faraway look smaller, but then I realized that the entire body of my friend was not diminishing in size uniformly. Though his height was reducing, his oversized head was still the same size! In fact, his hands, which were raised high up in the air, were being waved frantically which resonated alarmingly well with the “HELP ME!” shouts whose source, as one might unmistakably say, was his wide open mouth! It took me a few seconds to understand that my friend was gradually drowning. It took me a few more minutes to recollect that my friend had dropped out of the swimming course. And about ten minutes of careful observation and decision-making later, I really felt the need to go and help him. By then, only his longest hair protruded the water surface, which is odd considering the effects of surface tension of water-keratin interface. I being a master swimmer and winner of local swimming competitions, ran as fast as I could, with determination and dedication, in the opposite direction! It was really torturous and remorseful for me to observe my friend drown. In fact, the fear was so overwhelming that it washed away every single bit of helpfulness that had penetrated my mind.
That day, after dusk, I visited the same place again. The rain had stopped and the water had receded from the surroundings, but not from the spot, my friend had drowned. It was then, almost as a lightning, it struck me that the spot we had chosen to test a hypothesis on walking, was in fact the center of a small lake, or may be a periphery of a large lake, it depends on your perspective! People say, lightning doesn’t strike twice. Well it struck me! A hand possessing a familiar grip suddenly crushed my right shoulder. I turned around and faced a ghost. My friend, or his ghost, was staring me right into my eyeballs! But he looked older, way older. Then lightning struck for the third time and I realized it was his father! Who was angrier than when I had broken the windshield of their new sedan with a deuce ball. What happened next, I will prefer not to share, because I had once taken a vow that I will never let curse words contaminate my literary works. In short, I was taken to police station for an attempt to murder, unless my friend spoke up for me and said that it was he who had deliberately walked into the lake and that I was seemingly innocent. Though, he added the police can penalize me for compelling him to miss the day’s college and hence, miss out a lecture on topic of narcotic drugs, which he believed, was essential to his academic development. The police in turn, turned red with anger and sued my friend’s father for falsely seeing me with attempted murder, and gifted me with a big box of chocolates for being the victim of an attempted conspiracy! But who saved my friend after he drowned, is a mystery to me till date.
To conclude, the only thing I learnt is that you should never walk in the rain, even if it camouflages your tears. Hence, by the law of induction, we can prove that, walking in rain is NOT EASY!

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay
Editor-in-chief
Antarctica Daily

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BookWorms are Evolving into KindleWorms

30 February, 0156: Natural Selection as predicted by naturally selected Charles Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin, is indeed driving the caravan of evolution. With this discovery of evolution of bookworms, anthropologists have been mesmerised by this anthropogenic natural selection in which kindles have replaced books on our laps, followed by kindle worms evolving from bookworms, unfortunately, on our laps too! Today let us explore this marvellous change giving rise to the first ever Electronic Food Chain!

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These worms called KindleWorms are known to reside inside tablets and kindles, the costlier the better. From Amazon to Kindles to iPad Pro they are omnipresent! They enter the device through the headphone jacks or charging ports and cause havoc inside the device. They first digest the processor, followed by lunching on the RAMs and eating up the internal storage! So if you find your tablet slowing down or signs of storage running out, you know who to blame. They attack the display at last and when they do this is how it looks:

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We will like to thank those people from ‘Staggering Beauty’ who have been successful in capturing one of such worms and uploading it onto the web! Hope you will enjoy playing with the worm!!!

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay
Editor-in-chief
Antarctica Daily

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