I really really really like this site. It satisfies my inner geek. ( I’m a dork on the outside, but geek on the inside.) It covers everything from math, philosophy, brain teasers, words, and various random information. It’s very much like how my brain meanders throughout the day except this is much smarter.

Their description of themselves:
No matter how much you love your job, you can’t work for 10 hours straight.
That’s why there’s Futility Closet — 4,455 anecdotes, epigrams, illusions and wonders; puzzles, prodigies, sublimities and horrors.

Amen to that, brother.

Here are some posts to give you an idea. There are tons of gems like this at this site. I hope the excerpts below rouses your curiosity to check out the site.

On art
Less is More

As part of a modern dance program, Paul Taylor once stood motionless on stage for four minutes.

For its review, Dance Observer magazine ran four inches of white space.”


I found this absolutely hilarious!


On literature
I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don’t.” — Somerset Maugham


I picked this quote just because I heart Somerset Maugham.


On math

Write the numbers 82 to 1 in descending order and string them together:


The resulting 155-digit number is prime.