Virology via video game and Pac-Man the time waster

Want to get an idea of how hard it is for the flu virus to spread and actually become a pandemic? Play the UK Clinical Virology Network’s online game “Killer Flu.” It’s a fun little way to spend a few minutes and it could also teach you something about communicability.

Google Pac-Man

Staying with the video game-related news, we have also learned today that when Google changed its logo last week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, it cost the world about $120 million in lost productivity. That’s according to the blog at RescueTime, which makes productivity software.