Archive for June, 2017

The Loneliest Student In China [video]

26 Hilarious Predictions About the Future

Cracked collected 26 predictions about the future that missed the mark.

Check them out HERE.

The Man Who Keeps Paris Dry [video]

PillCam – Medical Camera In A Pill

According to ExtremeTech –

Here’s how it works. There are three versions of the device: the PillCam ESO, for the esophagus, the PillCam SB for the stomach, and the PillCam Colon for the lower GI tract. All versions of the PillCam contain a little chemical battery that’ll give it eight to ten hours of recording time, plus a light source and two tiny CCD cameras. A patient who’s about to use it will strap on a belt containing a receiver and an SD card or equivalent storage medium. Then they swallow the tiny pill. The camera proceeds through the GI tract, takes between 2,600 and 57,000 pictures while it’s on its way through, and “produces no pain or even sensation as it moves through the colon” over a period of a few hours.

Continue reading HERE.

 

Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

Yet another batch of striking, hi-res photos collected by BuzzFeed.

Befriending A Fish [video]

Gingering – I Just Heard Of It – I Wish I Hadn’t

According to Wikipedia –

Gingering, or gingering the tail, is the practice of making a horse carry its tail high, and to a lesser extent to encourage it to move in a lively fashion, by applying an irritant, such as raw ginger, to its anus or vagina.[1]

Continue on the Wikipedia post HERE.

The Best Botanical Gardens In The US

Curbed.com reported –

Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat. Luckily, nearly every major city in the United States features a botanical garden: a place dedicated to the cultivation and display of plants and nature. Step under the shady foliage of a local garden and your summer worries melt away, replaced with a plant-inspired serenity.

Find which 11 gardens made the grade HERE.

Bizarre Creatures Found Off Australia [video]

World’s 15 Most Beautiful City Parks

Fodor’s Travel presented a list detailing the best city parks from around the world. Interesting picks – some famous, some less so. St. Louis’s Forest Park is pictured above.

Check out all 15 HERE. (WARNING – slide show)

Do You Look Like Your Dog?

From Awkward Family Photos –

We’ve all heard the saying that dogs tend to look a lot like their dog owners. That was the inspiration for Swiss artist Sebastian Magnani’s photography project called “Underdogs,” in which he photographed dogs and their owners and combined them into to highlight the connections between them.

Check out the photos HERE.

ISS Astronauts Will Try To Bake Bread In Orbit

According to New Scientist –

Astronauts could soon be waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread. A new dough mixture and oven specially designed for use on the International Space Station will be tested during a mission next year.

It’s an ambitious goal. Bread is a staple food on Earth but can be life-threatening in space. The first and last people to enjoy bread in space were the two astronauts on NASA’s 1965 Gemini 3 mission, who shared a corned beef sandwich one of them had smuggled on board. The crumbs flew everywhere in the microgravity and could have got into their eyes or into the electrical panels, where they could have started a fire. Bread has been banned ever since – tortilla wraps are the accepted alternative.

Continue reading HERE.


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