About me: First, let me introduce myself. My name is Aaron, I’m a 26 year old human male residing in Attica, New York, USA. My hobbies include reading, writing, and arithmetic; playing the guitar, banjo, or piano; Tumbling, Twittering, and blogging; not sleeping; enjoying things; having hobbies; studying way too much; being facetious and making jokes that only I notice; anxiety and stress; interneting; and most of all, science. Once upon a time I majored in digital arts, and even got an Associates degree. Since then, I’ve decided to change paths and follow my true passion. I am now studying physics, and it feels incredibly right.
About Sci-Facts: I believe the page is mostly self explanatory, but there are a few things that may set it apart from other “fun fact” pages you might find online. Firstly, I don’t come up with posts by searching “interesting facts” on Google. A blog that consists entirely of information gathered from other fact pages is fairly useless, don’t you think? Rather, I note facts as I stumble on them naturally - in lectures, books, documentaries, or in my many curiosity driven trips to Wikipedia. You be surprised what has led me to look into some of these topics. My phone is full of shorthand notes and lists of items I gather from unexpected sources, to be researched later.
Another thing that separates Sci-Facts from the competition is the simple fact that I check my sources. I will never post an urban myth, or an exaggerated piece of information, just because it makes an impact. Occasionally I do post a fact that I am unable to verify directly, but only if the source is trusted. For example, if Bill Nye tells me that the United States produces enough garbage every day to fill a convoy of trucks that would stretch from Chicago to New York, I believe him. (Yes, that was the actual source of that fact.) If I ever do make a mistake, let me know right away, and it will be corrected or removed immediately.
Since facts are acquired this way, there are occasional periods where he frequency of posts might slow down. Things like exams and work do take priority, from time to time. If this happens, be patient. As soon as I start a new book or sit through a new lecture series, the blog will be up and running again in full force.
I started this blog in February of 2012, and many of the first few posts occurred when I only had a few followers. These include some of my personal favorites, so I encourage everyone to check out those older posts, or click the “Random” link up top to get a nice variety.
About my other blogs: I have three blogs on Tumblr: My personal account - Altoidyoda, Sci-Facts, which you already know, and A Worthy Endeavor. The majority of my reblogs happen on my personal account. If you like a mix of science and off-color internet humor, you might want to check that one out. A Worthy Endeavor is another science blog of mine - a mix of original posts and reblogs. That one isn’t quite as active, and there is a bit of crossover, but it’s worth checking out nonetheless.
About you: Enough about me, let’s talk about you guys. For me, a big part of the internet is socializing and meeting new people. Unfortunately, my most active blogs don’t tend to link people back to my personal account, so I never get much of a chance to interact with my followers, which is sad. I encourage everyone to utilize the message form. Just introduce yourself, ask a question, recommend a topic, tell me a joke, or just insult me - it’s all good. If you need to contact me directly, or just want to chat, send me a message and I can let you know how to do that. I’m usually up for a good AIM discussion or debate, so don’t hesitate.
Thanks for checking out this page, and thanks to everyone who reblogs and likes the posts here. I’ll keep the Sci-Facts coming as long as people keep enjoying them.