Stupid people shouldn’t vote.
Sorry to be blunt, but that’s how I feel. Stupid people don’t know enough to be able to say, “hey, that guy is making a lot of sense. That’s how I feel too. I want him to be my leader.” So you make a lot of sense to Joe Schmo from Nowhere, USA who doesn’t pay attention to politics, doesn’t read anything outside of Sports Illustrated, and only watches the news for the weather report. I don’t want that guy voting.
And now I have scientific backup! From Livescience:
People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say
Natalie Wolchover, Life’s Little Mysteries Staff Writer
Date: 28 February 2012 Time: 01:49 PM ET
2:01 pm • 29 February 2012 •
Someone get me a Savannah Cat.
The last time I was out somewhere and I mentioned a cat that’s the size of a small dog and is playful and junk like other dogs, people were like “ewww that’s creepy.” How is that creepy? That’s fucking awesome! Take all the good stuff about cats (independent, poops in a box, cleans itself, generally quiet), cancel all the bad stuff (shitty personality like “fuck you, I don’t wanna play”), and substitute with awesome dog stuff (leash-training, playful, fetch!) and that sounds perfect. What is creepy about that?
I want one.
Video and info under the cut.
7:00 pm • 18 February 2012 •
The Easter Island statues have bodies.
Am I the only one that didn’t know this?
I brought it up the other day and everybody was like “duh, we knew that,” and I’m not sure if they really knew that or they were just trying to make me look dumb. Because I forreal thought the Moai were just heads.
9:02 pm • 25 January 2012 •
Why does my tap water look white?
Cloudy water, also known as white water, is caused by air bubbles in the water. It is completely harmless.
It usually happens when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases. Cold water holds more air than warm water.
In the winter, water travels from the reservoir which is very cold and warms up during its travel to your tap. The air that is present is no longer soluble, and comes out of solution. In addition, once water from our reservoir enters the transmission and distribution pipes, the water is pressurized. Water under pressure holds more air than water that is not pressurized. Once the water comes out of your tap, the water is no longer under pressure and the air comes out of solution as bubbles (similar to a carbonated soft drink).
The best thing to do is let it sit in an open container until the bubbles naturally disappear.
Well how bout that…I thought something was wrong with the pipes.
5:15 pm • 22 December 2011 •
Need help overcoming your gag reflex?
Squeeze your left thumb.
This could possibly be the most useful piece of information on the internet.
If you’re in a situation where something is setting off your gag reflex (dentist’s offices are one of the most common places), just form a fist with your left hand, squeezing your thumb. The folks over at Reddit’s Ask Science forum deliberate as to why this is, and they point to a 2008 study that shows it to be effective—not to mention lots of anecdotal evidence on the internet—but whether it’s an effect of the nerves in your hand or just a distraction, it looks like it’s a pretty useful trick. (cont.)
BRB. Gonna go see if this works.
For science purposes of course.
5:52 pm • 11 November 2011 •
Strawberries protect the stomach from alcohol.
And this is why I have Facebook.
Because my friends post links to articles like this.
A team of Italian, Serbian and Spanish researchers has confirmed the protecting effect that strawberries have in a mammal stomach that has been damaged by alcohol. Scientists gave ethanol (ethyl alcohol) to laboratory rats and, according to the study published in the journal Plos One, have thus proved that the stomach mucous membrane of those that had previously eaten strawberry extract suffered less damage. (cont.)
I know I have previously expressed my distaste for dudes who drink pink drinks or booze mixed with fruit juice…but I might have to tack an addendum onto that bill.
I’ll say you can order a pink drink…if there is strawberry involved, because I might start doing the same. Obviously my stomach lining will look like swiss cheese before I’m thirty if I don’t start doing something differently.
9:02 pm • 27 October 2011 •
What’s the dirtiest surface you come into contact with?
Just think about your day real quick and all the stuff you touched. What had the most germs? A water fountain? Maybe the sink or door handles in a public restroom?
How about……..the gas pump.
…Gas pump handles turned out to be the filthiest surface that Americans encounter on the way to work, according to a study released on Tuesday by Kimberly-Clark Professional, a unit of personal hygiene giant Kimberly-Clark Corp.
A team of hygienists swabbed hundreds of surfaces around six U.S. cities to see what everyday objects are breeding grounds for the worst bacteria and viruses. The top offenders, following gas pumps, were handles on public mailboxes, escalator rails and ATM buttons. Closely following on the filthiest list were parking meters and kiosks, crosswalk buttons and buttons on vending machines in shopping malls. (cont.)
Full disclosure: I don’t really wash my hands.
Oooo you nasty! I hope you get sick and die!
6:18 pm • 26 October 2011 •
When do gay kids start “acting gay?”
Slate has an article about me. Or rather, they have an article attempting to point out correlations between non-gender-conforming behavior in toddler boys and homosexuality in their adult years.
8:22 pm • 19 September 2011 •