If you are wearing shoes with laces read on at your own risk . . .
So due to a temporary lull in budgeting activities I am discovering some of the breath of website topics currently on the internet. Earlier this week, I was reading a Japanese Castle website, because a co-worker came back from Japan and brought me a tiny model of Nagoya Castle. As a side note check out the Wikipedia article to see how well avodah zora will protect you from fire! Me thinks the concrete will do better to that end.
But this morning I found the mother of all inane websites that is actually fascinating! If you have a LARGE amount of time to waste please make haste to Ian's Shoelace Site. This site is FABULOUS, for the scientifically inclined, it has calculations to estimate the length of your shoelaces, it has artistic methods of lacing and my personal favorite is Ian's Knot. This is a super fast way of tying your shoelaces, possibly making up for some of the hours you spent reading the website and learning the technique. I have spend most of the morning trying it on the strings attached to my skirt and it really works! I can only imagine the effect of this website on someone wearing shoelaces at the time of discovery. Don't say you weren't forewarned!!!