Friday, April 24, 2015


edmundkemp:

Joshua Komisarjevski and Steven Hayes 

The culprits of the Cheshire home invasion murders, who killed Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters Hailey (17) and Michaela Petit (11).
Prior to the home invasion the two exchanged the following text messages:
Hayes: “I’m chomping at the bit to get started. Need a margarita soon.” “We still on?”Komisarjevsky: “Yes.”Hayes: “Soon?”Komisarjevsky: “I’m putting the kid to bed hold your horses”Hayes: “Dude, the horses want to get loose. LOL.”
Komisarjevsky and Hayes both stated that, on July 23, 2007, they intended to commit a robbery and that killing or hurting the family was not in their plans. In their confessions, both blamed one another for being the mastermind behind the murders. They have both been sentenced to death.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


West Coast Pachucas from 1947


West Coast Pachucas from 1947


sixpenceee:

The Tesseract is a fourth dimensional cube. As you may know, the 1st dimension is a line, the 2nd dimension adds width to the line (square) , and the 3rd dimension adds depth (cube). The 4th dimension is impossible for us to imagine because we live in a 3D world, but mathematically it exists.  In his theory of special relativity, Einstein called the fourth dimension time, but noted that time is inseparable from space.
Imagine how confusing a drawing of a cube would look like to someone who lives in a 2D world and has never experienced a 3D world. To them it would be overlapping squares. That’s exactly how we perceive the 4th dimension. We don’t understand how it looks but we can represent it on a 3D world. 
If anyone is interested here are some cool articles on this topic. (Can our brains perceive the 4th dimension?) (The 4th Dimension) 
The Tesseract is a fourth dimensional cube. As you may know, the 1st dimension is a line, the 2nd dimension adds width to the line (square) , and the 3rd dimension adds depth (cube). The 4th dimension is impossible for us to imagine because we live in a 3D world, but mathematically it exists. In his theory of special relativity, Einstein called the fourth dimension time, but noted that time is inseparable from space. Imagine how confusing a drawing of a cube would look like to someone who lives in a 2D world and has never experienced a 3D world. To them it would be overlapping squares. That’s exactly how we perceive the 4th dimension. We don’t understand how it looks but we can represent it on a 3D world. If anyone is interested here are some cool articles on this topic. (Can our brains perceive the 4th dimension?) (The 4th Dimension) -

See more at: http://sixpenceee.com/post/117021702222/sixpenceee-the-tesseract-is-a-fourth#notes
cool-critters:

Crinoid shrimp (Hippolyte catagrapha) The crinoid shrimp is a species of shrimp in the family Hippolytidae. Crinoid shrimps grow to up to 3cm in total length. They are well camouflaged shrimps which live on a host crinoid, the elegant feather star, Tropiometra carinata. These animals are found off the South African coast in False Bay. There is evidence however, that these shrimp exist elsewhere in the world with the species recently observed in the Philippines. These shrimps have so far only been seen in association with crinoids. They probably eat the wastes of their host.photo credits: scubaschnauzer
cool-critters:
Crinoid shrimp (Hippolyte catagrapha)

The crinoid shrimp is a species of shrimp in the family Hippolytidae. Crinoid shrimps grow to up to 3cm in total length. They are well camouflaged shrimps which live on a host crinoid, the elegant feather star, Tropiometra carinata. These animals are found off the South African coast in False Bay. There is evidence however, that these shrimp exist elsewhere in the world with the species recently observed in the Philippines. These shrimps have so far only been seen in association with crinoids. They probably eat the wastes of their host.

photo credits: scubaschnauzer
positivemotivation:
One of the ways this theory was first established is through rat experiments – ones that were injected into the American psyche in the 1980s, in a famous advert by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. You may remember it. The experiment is simple. Put a rat in a cage, alone, with two water bottles. One is just water. The other is water laced with heroin or cocaine. Almost every time you run this experiment, the rat will become obsessed with the drugged water, and keep coming back for more and more, until it kills itself.
The advert explains: “Only one drug is so addictive, nine out of ten laboratory rats will use it. And use it. And use it. Until dead. It’s called cocaine. And it can do the same thing to you.”
But in the 1970s, a professor of Psychology in Vancouver called Bruce Alexander noticed something odd about this experiment. The rat is put in the cage all alone. It has nothing to do but take the drugs. What would happen, he wondered, if we tried this differently? So Professor Alexander built Rat Park. It is a lush cage where the rats would have colored balls and the best rat-food and tunnels to scamper down and plenty of friends: everything a rat about town could want. What, Alexander wanted to know, will happen then?
In Rat Park, all the rats obviously tried both water bottles, because they didn’t know what was in them. But what happened next was startling.
The rats with good lives didn’t like the drugged water. They mostly shunned it, consuming less than a quarter of the drugs the isolated rats used. None of them died. While all the rats who were alone and unhappy became heavy users, none of the rats who had a happy environment did.
Yep. Addiction starts and ends with pain. Portugal and Spain proved this when they classified drug use as a medical condition and not a crime.
And any recovered addict will tell you this.



Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

http://www.wired.com/2013/10/absurd-creature-goblin-shark/

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