Beer Chase

 

 

Strangely enough, this exact same thing happened to me last Tuesday.

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THE MOLE PLANET!

 

 

XKCD is always relevant.  A few weeks ago, creator Randall Munroe was asked what a mole of moles would be like.  For those who can’t remember all the way back to Ms. Franklin’s 10th grade chemistry class, a mole is a unit for measuring molecules, and is a really big number (602,214,129,000,000,000,000,000, to be precise, as there are usually a lot of molecules in any given spot on Earth).  It turns out, a lot of moles floating in space would be pretty terrifying:

The mole planet is now a giant sphere of meat. It has a lot of latent energy (there are enough calories in the mole planet to support the Earth’s current population for 30 billion years). Normally, when organic matter decomposes, it releases much of that energy as heat. But throughout the majority of the planet’s interior, the pressure is over a hundred megapascals, which is enough to kill all bacteria and sterilize the mole remains—leaving no microorganisms to break down the mole tissues.

 

Read more at XKCD: What if?

Mitt Romney Says “Sport,” So I Say “Sport”

Mitt Romney apparently has the weird quirk of being unable to say “sport” in the plural.  I like to take all of my strange affected cultural cues from Mitt Romney.

 

Mitt Romney was speaking to a Texas audience about job creation last week whenthe subject turned to sport. “I met a guy yesterday, seven feet tall,” he said on Wednesday at Southwest Office Systems in Fort Worth. “Yeah, handsome, great big guy, seven feet tall! Name is Rick Miller—Portland, Oregon. And he started a business. Of course you know it was in basketball. But it wasn’t in basketball! I mean, I, figured he had to be in sport, but he wasn’t in sport.”

This is funny, because who talks like that? Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney talks like that.

 

 

Read more at Mother Jones

Uncontacted Tribe All Pissed They Were Left Uncontacted

This tribe of Aborigines in the desert Outback of Australia was just hanging around, thinking they were the only people on Earth.  When someone finally contacted them, the first thing they did was take a ride in a pickup truck.  And then they got mad:

When the family were driven from the doctor at Kintore 27km to the smaller community of Kwiwikurra, the nomads ritually beat members of their extended families with sticks for not bringing them in from the desert earlier.

“The older ones were angry that their long-lost relatives – who they had not seen for nearly 20 years – had left them out in the desert eating lizards while they lived in what they saw as the lap of luxury,” Mr Tull said.

 

Read more at The Australia Herald-Sun

Down the Hatch of an Abandoned Soviet Sub

Soviet submarines carrying nuclear weapons prowled the Arctic and the GIUK gap for decades, with their deadly armament aimed at American cities.  Now they sit decaying in rivers, like most of the old soviet scrap.  Enviromental Graffiti has a great slideshow showcasing the interior of one of these old nuclear missile boats.

Environmental Graffiti