I find this statistical study by Slate's Ben Blatt fascinating: Waldo—Wally in Europe—isn't placed randomly on the page. That means that you can find him faster if you follow this simple trick:
While all those volumes of Where's Waldo books sit in a dusty cardboard box in your attic, the spirit of Waldo lives on in a remarkable bit of GIFage by Redditor Swiftapple. Waldo is alive and well. And bobbing.
Finding Waldo wasn't easy as a kid—and it doesn't get less tough as an adult. No problem: now there's an algorithm that can find him for you. Let's not call it cheating, though, OK?
These scientists from the Mote Marine Laboratory don't look very happy after finding Waldo. In fact, they look like angry parents dragging their naughty kid back home, after discovering it was hiding only 50 feet from where they lost him.
$130,000. That's how much Waldo—an autonomous underwater robot from the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida—costs. Now they have to find it, and the bloody thing doesn't even wear a white and red striped sweater.
This gigantic robotic hand is controlled by what's called a Waldo: a small glove that has the big hand mimic whatever its doing. It's awesome and kind of scary, as you can see by the video BotJunkie grabbed of it.