Archive for April, 2012
Tags: bacon, executive, fail, funny, humor, job title, occupation, pic, picture, Scott Neal, Vice President of Meat, VP of Meat, Walmart, win
Tags: history, New York City, NYC, NYC Department of Records, old photo, photography, pic, picture
Tags: astronomy, Cassini, Jupiter, NASA, planets, Saturn, science, solar system, space exploration, video, Voyager
Tags: environment, fuel cell, pee, Pee Power, piss, power, research, science, urine, waste product
We each produce 2.5 litres of the stuff a day and a total of 6.4 trillion litres globally, but until now it has been widely regarded as a rather unpleasant waste product. However, a team of UK scientists reckon they may have found an extremely useful application for urine by turning it into electricity. The initial tests confirmed that urine-powered fuel cells are technically feasible, and the team now hopes to scale up a prototype system capable of powering homes, businesses or even a small village. The researchers are particularly interested in using the 38 billion litres of urine produced each day by farm animals, which can have an adverse effect on the environment if not properly managed.
Tags: ABBOTSFORD, bear attack, British Columbia, Canada, family pet, Mark Dumas, nature, polar bear, video, wild animal
Tags: Apocalypse, cartoon, comic, Dick Clark, Doomsday, end of days, end of world, funny, Happy New Years Eve, humor, Mayan calendar, pic, picture, rockin' eve
Tags: atheism, bunkum, copper bracelet, fraud, gullible, healing power, hokum, imaginary, Jesus Bracelet, Magic, magnetic therapy, magnets how do they work, medical quack, nonsense, pain relief, religion, scam
I recently received a flyer in snail mail that is advertising the Jesus Bracelet. It would seem that it is the most powerful pain killing bracelet ever. Sure it’s a “magic” copper bracelet, add “magic” magnets for double the effectiveness – BUT WAIT – there’s more! Add the “magic” power of Jesus for even more healing POWER!
My question is, if any of these three “magic” healing solutions actually worked, why are the other two needed. If copper bracelets actually work – magnets and Jesus have nothing to do. If Jesus works, the magnets and copper have nothing to do. How gullible must a person be to buy this hokum?
Tags: Apple, cartoon, comic, computer repair, download, funny, humor, Mac, malware, patch, PC security, software, technology, update, virus, Ziggy
Tags: bizarre, Bubbly Creek, list, strange, time-waster, unusual, wikipedia, wtf
Tags: cartography, distance, how far, light-year, mapping, measure, physics, science, video
Tags: advice, Don't Take Shit, end badly, Face Your Fears, Follow Your Heart, Good Advice, living well, Pick your battles
Cracked has another winning column in this one. Six common pieces of advice are examined and explained how they are wrong and what advice would be better. All 6 seem sensible to me. For example, #3. “Don’t Take S*** From Anyone”. Following this nugget of advice will often end badly, so it is suggested that “Pick your battles” is a better alternative.