Reading a ten-page paper that you know could easily be simplified into 100 pages of category theory

The world if the SI people hadn't defined a liter to be roughly two pints.

"You'd best start believin' in morality plays about the hubris of man, Mr. Altman... You're in one!"

Wow, I'm internet famous now. How do I cash these in for sex and money again?

Did the Lensa thing - results were very hit and miss, but pretty impressive in general. Here's some of the ones I liked

Bernard Morin, a successful topologist who was part of the team that exhibited the first sphere eversion, was blind since age 6.

Pretty incredible to do this sort of stuff with no visual aids at all.

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a Schelling point for those who seek one