The Forgotten Gods, Yoann Lossel
WUT, are you kidding me with this?? — That is fuggin’ awesome.
Does every species get around a billion heartbeats on average?
It’s one of those urban legends that persists about biology, that every species, because of metabolic rates and what it takes to support different sizes of creatures, that all species get around 1 billion heartbeats before they die.
While it doesn’t by any means prove this to be true or meaningful, the analysis done in this discussion thread lays out a pretty compelling case that many species to cluster around a billion. Hmm …
(via StackExchange - Skeptics)
I forgot but I had heard something similar to this about hearbeats once… and the last time, it also made me think about the countdown… I can just count to about 2.2 billion and thus have more or less lived my entire life…
Check out the girl’s knife technique at about 1:00. I don’t cut bananas that often, but I need to learn that.
Oh yeah, and the crepe maker is quite eccentric. But have passion in what you do, I say, and nothing else matters.
Sheer, beautiful madness.
Electric Charge Keeps Bubbles Alive for Hours
by Tracy Staedter
Anyone who has ever made bubbles knows the joy of a big one and the instant disappointment when it pops. A bubble is made of fluid layered between two thin films of soap that eventually succumb to gravity. And it usually happens within seconds.
But there’s a way to make bubbles last much longer, maybe even for hours. Researchers from the University of Lyon in France found that if they trapped a bubble between two platinum electrodes and delivered a charge, the soap flowed upward against gravity. The bubble’s walls became thicker and more stable and even changed colors.
The research gives new insight into the strange world of fluid dynamics and could help improve experiments with lab-on-a-chip technologies…
(read more: Discovery NEWS)
I would have aced biology if the teachers all taught the course like the narrator
LOOL. This is fantastic.
Here is why we need Men’s Rights.
This is an Anglerfish couple. The female takes up most of the frame but the male is that tiny guy on top stuck to her head. Millions of Anglerfish men are subjugated to a diminutive role in which they’re forced to hang on to the female anglerfish until digested so that their testicles can become absorbed into the female and produce sperm.
You won’t hear about this one the news because it’s an unpopular issue. The fact is, theirs is a matriarchal society and no men are allowed to complain. They’re called parasites and not allowed to, well, they’re not allowed to do anything at all. When’s the last time you heard of a store run by a male anglerfish, or a male anglerfish politician? Never, that’s when. Yet American women complain that they’re subjugated by some fictional “patriarchy”. Well, tell that to a man whose been digested for his balls.
End sexual dimorphism in our time. Demand Men’s Rights Now!
Frak yeah, male anglerfish rights!!