Monday, March 22, 2010

The original 79 episodes (of your life)...

A rare color publicity picture of William Shatner in Perilous Voyage (1968/1976). Know how to find this movie? Please let us know...

Happy birthday to Bill Shatner, 79 today. The year count in terms of a toupee (and/or plugs) to non-toupee ratio is roughly 26:53 which is more than 1:2 - meaning that Bill Shatner has lived for twice as long with a toup than without.

And now for a truly mind-boggling piece of information, courtesy of the "Department of Advanced Toupular Mathematics": if Bill Shatner decided today to forgo the toupee (or whatever it is) for the rest of his life, he would have to live until 107 to have lived the majority of his life as a non-hair-appliance-wearing person.


  1. tttttttttttttttttMarch 22, 2010 at 6:48 PM


  2. And that first toupee he bought in 1957 turns 53 years old this year.

  3. If anyone could live to see 107, it is our terrifically touped Shat.

  4. William Shatner cannot die!! Nor can his wigs!

  5. The Promise of Toupological Insulators

    Dark matter is hypothetical, invisible stuff that cosmologists invoke to explain why the universe appears to contain much less matter than their calculations say it should, and some think that it is made up of hypothetical particles called axions. Even though we haven't yet found a genuine axion, however, materials called toupological insulators can be used to mimic them, say Shoucheng Zhang and colleagues at Stanford University, California. Magnetic fluctuations in the materials produce a field just like an axion field, his team found.

    "They are an exact mathematical analogy," says Zhang.

    That means we could probe the effects of dark matter in the lab. For example, the polarisation of the cosmic background radiation left over from the big bang should depend on how it interacts with dark matter. Simply measuring light shone through a toupological insulator could show what cosmic effects to expect.

    "It could tell us how to build better detectors," says Zhang. He presented the work this week at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Portland, Oregon.

    Yet another example of Shatner's Toupee (one of the first toupological insulators ever built) illuminating the mysteries of the universe.

  6. The toupee shall live!