Archive for Category: "Science"

Novel National Parks: America’s Most Remote National Parks

Novel National Parks: America’s Most Remote National Parks

The United States government was the first national government to set aside land for management, preservation, and public use. Explorer George Catlin and activist John Muir both noted the need to protect America’s hot springs, natural areas, and Native America cultures as they traversed the continent during the 19th Century. In 1832, the first public […]

Ancient Artifacts – Creepy & Mysterious

Ancient Artifacts – Creepy & Mysterious

So much in this world is unexplained.  The more mysterious it is, the more we like it.  The more unexplainable, the harder we try to explain.  Such is the nature of the human condition.  Why else would there be so many television programs and channels devoted to solving the Earth’s mysteries?  Why else would my […]

The History of Crop Circle Formations and their Creators

The History of Crop Circle Formations and their Creators

Crop formations, or crop circles, have been widely publicized by the media since the late 1970s. A crop formation is a circular pattern found in a field of wheat or similar tall-growing, grass-bearing crops. Crop formations tend to appear at night under mysterious or unexplainable circumstances. Crop formations have also been directly associated with UFOs […]

Five Mushrooms You can Forage this Fall that Look Gross and Taste Great

Five Mushrooms You can Forage this Fall that Look Gross and Taste Great

In many North American regions, August is synonymous with mushroom hunting and you will see many hikers out on the trails harvesting these gourmet delicacies. Rare, coveted mushrooms like chanterelles can go for over $20/pound at the grocery store during the few weeks they are in season each year. As with any wild-harvested food, certain […]

4 Ways to Lose Weight That Do NOT Work but Might Kill You

4 Ways to Lose Weight That Do NOT Work but Might Kill You

Trimspa, Hydroxycut and Meridia Trimspa worked for Anna-Nicole Smith, right? But then she died…(Too soon?). Trimspa is still available, but there are  concerns about its safety. Hydroxycut was pulled off of shelves for causing liver damage. Another problem with both pills is that they’re just a blend of caffeine, and a bunch of other ingredients to […]

4 Ants and 1 Dead Wasp

4 Ants and 1 Dead Wasp

A wasp looks like it is doing a daring trapeze act while being dangled from a blade of grass by four red ants. The insects lifted the wasp by his wings as they carried him back to their nest. Photographer Uda Dennie captured the team work outside his home in Batam Island, Indonesia. He said: […]

Drunken Bridge

Drunken Bridge

The Storseisundet Bridge in Norway is the longest in a series of bridges that make up the Atlantic Road, one of the country’s most popular roads for tourists. It’s unique bends make it look different from every angle. Essentially, it’s the real life version of those freaky magic stairs in Harry Potter. Approaching the apex gives […]

Zombie Slingshot

Zombie Slingshot

Halloween’s over but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end just yet. Slingshot maker extraordinaire, Jorg Sprave, has made a special slingshot to help you live out your lifelong dream, i.e. pranging zombies on the arm and getting off spectacular hip shots. It’s so beautiful in its simplicity while being surprisingly accurate and powerful. See for yourself why you […]

Magic Milk

Milk, long-time boring beverage, has had to take crap from his cousin, hot chocolate, and juice for years. It has been deprived of the respect and status it deserves simply because nobody wants to drink unless it has chocolate in it. Milk saw this, manned up and said, “If I can’t win your taste buds, lend […]

A Palace for your Poo

A Palace for your Poo

Welcome Numi, Kohler’s foray into the “You spent how much on your toilet?” game. While the Japanese Toto Neorest 600 has set the standard for pee pee pleasure, how will the Numi compare? The American contender will set you back $6,390 but adds a couple new features over the less expensive Neorest. Both clean themselves, neutralize odors, […]

Coffee Gripper

Coffee Gripper

Graduate student John Amend, left, and associate professor Hod Lipson at Cornell are among the team that collaborated to create this robotic gripping device. The two main components of the gripper are a balloon and coffee grounds. That’s right, coffee grounds. Here’s a quick rundown of how it works: the caffeinated blob first “wraps” around […]

Say Hello to my Immensely Humongous Friend

Say Hello to my Immensely Humongous Friend

Get ready to feel insignificant. The citizens of Earth are generally aware that Earth is a lot smaller than the Sun. And by a lot I mean the Earth could fill the Sun 1,000,000 times. Of course the sun isn’t even close to the largest thing in the galaxy, but to think that same ratio […]

Straight as a Ball

Straight as a Ball

At first you may be wondering what the smurf that thing is, and you’d be correct in doing so, because it’s weird looking. You may think it’s a strange cup holder or perhaps a stylish engagement ring for nerds, but you’d be wrong. In fact, you were very wrong. It’s actually a device that supposedly […]

Tall People – A Chronicle of Remarkable “Giants”

Tall People – A Chronicle of Remarkable “Giants”

When you write a lot about weird diseases, you run into conditions that have a bit of a carnival sideshow feel – hypermobility of joints that allow people to bend themselves up like pretzels;  hypertrichosis, which is also called the Wolfman Syndrome; and Microcephaly, the condition that “pinheads” have.  While it is pretty awful that […]

The Energy of Terraforming

The Energy of Terraforming

What Is Terraforming? Terraforming is a term first popularly coined by a science fiction novelist named Jack Williamson in his 1942 novel “Astounding Science Fiction.” The concept involves engineering the atmosphere and surface of a planet, or moon, so that life can exist in an otherwise uninhabitable environment. It is most famously depicted in the […]

Hernia Tool

Hernia Tool

This strange surgical tool from the 1850′s was used to restore the affected area after a hernia was removed. More specifically, it would be left inside the body for a week to produce scar tissue that would help seal the hernia off. I think I would rather take my chances without that thing stuck in […]

Peep Power

Peep Power

This is what happens when you put a Peep in a vacuum. He was looking pretty mighty and full of himself with what looks to be a 250% increase in volume to start. Of course, once his lust for power became too much, he paid for his greed and insolence with his life. His sweet, […]

Leaf Chaps

Leaf Chaps

For those of us who are tired of using rakes and would like to get more productivity out of walking, we now have Leaf Chaps. They’re twice as ridiculous as you think and a 100% real patent in America. Patented in 2003, it obviously didn’t hit the market with any force or success. Probably for […]

Timescapes

More Outdoor Videos >> Todd Bo decided to stick cameras in various locales to videotape hours of nothing. At least, that’s what you would think sitting there with the camera, but once you apply a little time lapse here and there, editing can become a powerful tool. Stars streak by while the sun jumps up […]

Banana Phone

Banana Phone

I can’t believe it took me this long to find one of these. It’s not practical, convenient, or fully ripened, but goshdarnit is it stylish. Unfortunately it’s been designed to fit phones that no longer exist probably because of all the years of R&D it took to craft this masterpiece. Go buy one now at […]