I am me & you are mine!

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“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it — I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know — but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.”
~Virginia Satir

Brazil: full of Beach munching piranha, mysterious animals and ZOMBIES!

Brazil.

It’s a wonderful, beautiful place with erotic locals, amazing sights and pristine beaches…

Full of piranhas.

Wait–What?!

[via Brietbart]Authorities in a state in Brazil’s northeast are scrambling to take the fright and the bite off the beach after piranhas sunk their teeth into about 100 beachgoers, UOL Noticias reported.

The problem — rather fearsome given piranhas’ horror-movie teeth and ability to sink them into human flesh — has been the biggest at the main beach area in Piaui state; authorities said they need to act fast to reduce a piranha overpopulation situation.

Last weekend, at least 100 bathers were treated at the hospital in Jose de Freitas not far from Terezina, Piaui’s capital, after being bitten on the heels or toes at the local beach.

“Since they have no predators, piranhas have started attacking people on the beach,” said Romildo Mafra, a local environment official. [Read More]

Attacking people on the beaches…

What the Hecate is up with Brazil’s wildlife?

Well, don’t ask this guy…

[via io9] Say hello to one of the world’s most mysterious animals

This is one of the few photos ever taken of the giant armadillo, a five feet long behemoth that lives a nocturnal, solitary life in isolated wetlands of central Brazil. You can probably see why these things are so rare.

Twice as big as your average armadillo, the giant species likes to live in the undisturbed forests of central Brazil, remaining in underground burrows for most of the day. Their behavior patterns keep them far away from the gaze of humans, which means that they’re one of the least well understood animals on the planet, particularly for something of this size.

The photo up top is the result of a camera trap set up recently in South America’s Pantanal region, one of the world’s biggest areas of pristine wetlands. It took ten weeks and several camera traps built by researchers from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to get this photo and a handful of others, underscoring the immense difficulty of studying these reclusive creatures.

While we know what the giant armadillo looks like, that’s practically all we know about them for certain. We don’t even know for sure what they eat, although their claws do seem well-suited for digging up termite mounds, presumably to eat what’s inside. It also appears that they can’t do one of the most famous armadillo tricks – they’re too large to roll into a ball to escape predators, which is why they burrow.

And… that’s pretty much all we know. The giant armadillo is a fascinating reminder that a species doesn’t have to be a cryptid for it to be a zoological mystery. [Read More]

Oh, and you might not want to ask the Zombies either.

Cause apparently…

Brazil has those as well.

[via Stylist] A woman was pronounced dead and sent to a hospital morgue in Brazil – despite being alive and breathing at the time.

In a scenario that could have come straight from a horror movie, Rosa Celestrino de Assis, who is in her 60s and suffering from pneumonia, was wrongly pronounced dead by an attending doctor.

According to Brazilian daily newspaper O Globo, Rosa was sent to the morgue and spent at least two hours in a body bag.

The blunder was only uncovered after her daughter came to see her and say goodbye.

“I went to give my mum one last hug, and I could feel that she was breathing. I screamed out – my mum is alive! And they all looked at me like I was crazy,” Rosangela Celestrino told the paper.

“Not only did I have to go collect my mum from a cold storage drawer at the morgue, but when I got there, I find her still breathing.”

Hospital officials at the unnamed institution said Rosa was pronounced dead at around 7.30pm on Friday after failing to show any vital signs.

They added that the mistake was uncovered at 10pm, at which point Rosa was immediately intubated and put back on life support. [Read More]

OK…

Scratching Brazil off my “Bucket List” of places to go before I die.

If I’m already dead however…

Completely different matter.

But if I’m dead, or if I want to be dead due to crazy mysterious wildlife (who unbeknownst to modern science, wants to eat my face off..What, they don’t know – Hello, “mysterious”!), or beach munchie-like Piranha?

Definitely the place to visit!

But I’m betting all that is not in the brochure.

*shakes head sadly*

Pillow fight? Don’t make me call the cops on you!

The internet is full of odd, interesting things.

Especially when it comes to crime.

Such as: Did you know pillow fighting was a crime?

[via Beatcalls] Woman Arrested After Cops Say She Struck Boyfriend with Pillow

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FLORIDA – Police arrested 36-year-old Joyce Belkadi after they say she struck her boyfriend with a pillow during an argument.

The incident happened Friday in Boca Raton.

Belkadi faces battery charges.

Source: Boca Raton Police [Read More]

Bet…

These guys didn’t:

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Stupid felonious teddy bears.

Put the pillow away…

And no one will get hurt.

Namely?

Me.

No, wait…

That can’t be right.

These guys are why the internet continues to exist…And thrives!

The internet is such a fascinating place.

It allows us to access that which would NEVER have been accessible to us otherwise…

Especially when it comes to the accomplishments people have taken regarding their music endeavors.

From the fantastical…

[via Gizmodo] This Cello Plays Sweet Music With the Power of Magnetism

I haven’t played a stringed instrument for half a decade, but something as magical as this could bring me back. See, hacker (and admitted non-musician) [magnetovore] crafted a cello that plays music with invisible magnetism instead of a traditional bow.

And he didn’t just load samples onto the thing either. His magneto-cello produces sound with the help of a magnetic bow and four ribbon sensors that serve as string. When he waves the bow across the instrument in classical fashion, the strings send signals to a magnetic coil in the body to make that familiar music. I’m trying very hard not to draw X-men comparisons here.

[magnetovore] was even granted a provisional patent for his project. Which is really impressive. And this is still in the early stages of development. I’d love to see this in a concert hall one day. [Magnetovore via DVICE] [Read More]

To the utterly?

O M G fantastic!

Person: “Anyone ever tell you you sound like that guy from Queen?”
Me: “No. Never have I ever heard that in my life. Ever.”

Haha!

Hope to see so much more of these guys in the future!

These guys…

Are why, not only the internet exists, but why>

It thrives!

May you have nothing but success in ALL your future endeavors!

The zombies are coming to entertainment – Exit Humanity!

Zombie anything, is the next big thing.

Hmmm.

Who predicted this?

Oh, that’s right, Anguished Repose did…

I hate being right all the time.

No, really:

[via quietearth]Exit Humanity has an interesting pedigree of talent behind it. Some recognizable character actors like Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley and the great Stephen McHattie (who QE readers will remember from Pontypool) bring weight to the acting while Brian Cox provides heart-felt narration through the entire proceeding.

The film is about a soldier named Edward Young who returns from the War to his family as a plague of undead begins to sweep the country. Unable to defend his family, his son disappears and he is forced to kill his wife who turns. When Young leaves the homestead and takes to the trails to find his son, he documents his tale in a book which serves as the story.

Exit Humanity is impressive in its execution. Sweeping vistas, great cinematography and the visual charms of the period give the film something refreshing amidst the old-hat zombie problems. The zombies themselves, the make-up work, is also really well done. Though I wish they were a little more threatening when they did show up. For the most part they’re fairly easy for characters to avoid which takes away a lot of the thrill. And yes, I know that zombies are a metaphor and humans are the real monsters, but you can’t shelve the horror of the monstrous other in a zombie movie. Sorry, but it’s the way it is.

So while I was impressed with the production aspects of Exit Humanity, I wish I could say the same about the storytelling. But while Geddes’ script is ambitious and full of all the heavy archetype of a Leone western, he is just too determined to let all the seriousness of his themes boil to the surface that there is little engine to the plot. And I would argue that for this kind of movie, you need plot more than ever. But the first act is so ponderously serious that it went so far as to spur some awkward snickering from the crowd and I was worried that the film was in danger of losing them altogether. But to Geddes credit, the sumptuousness of his creation had everyone sucked in quite quickly and everyone was along for whatever dangers awaited Edward Young on his journey.

The film is punctuated by segments of animation which help to take characters further into the plot, but I think they also add something very special to the film. They are unique and full of atmosphere and with Brian Cox’s voice behind them they just work.

I also want to mention Mark Gibson who plays the lead, Edward Young. He is truly a rising star and his performance carries much of this film. As mentioned above, Geddes has him doing a lot of serious pondering and screaming in to the night which gets somewhat tiresome, but I’ll wager he has a great career ahead of him.

Exit Humanity is about a man dealing with the loss of his love and faith in a time of war, and the journey and people that eventual restore those things. In that I like what Geddes has created. It is ambitious and well executed. [Read More]

Especially when it comes to some like this.

Cause, come on…

Seriously?

[via io9] Well, somebody made a zombie Osama bin Laden movie

Or at least the trailer for it. Destined to play at a dollar theater doubleheader with Talibannosaurus Rex, Zombinladen: The Axis Of Evil Dead imagines the unfathomable world where Barack Obama has a French accent. Or something. I may have overlooked some key plot points. [Read More]

Not that I don’t love a good horror movie.

But why is this necessary…

No why?

[via Geekologie]This is a map created by plotting the prevalence of Google interweb searches for the word “zombie” on Google Maps. Unsurprisingly, countries that don’t speak English don’t have a lot…

Using a keyword search for “zombies”, the following map visualizes the absolute concentrations of references within the Google Maps database. The map reveals two important spatial patterns. First, much of the world lacks any content mentioning “zombies” whatsoever. Second, and related, the highest concentrations of zombies in the Geoweb are located in the Anglophone world, especially in large cities. The results either provide a rough proxy for the amount of English-language content indexed over our planet, or offer an early warning into the geographies of the impending zombie apocalypse.

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Oh…

That’s why.

Jeez, people…

Get a hobby.

BOSS Gif – Aurora Australis Edition

Beautiful natural lights cause by the solar storm.

The evidence of how bad things can make wonderful endings.

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This stunning sight is formed as charged particles streaming from the Sun — known as the solar wind – interact with Earth’s magnetic field, resulting in collisions with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen (the elements which form the majority of the air we breathe) in the upper atmosphere.

This striking aurora image was taken during a geomagnetic storm that was probably caused by a coronal mass ejection from the Sun – a phenomenon where particles are ejected from the sun, often associated with sunspots.

When high-energy particles from the Sun strike oxygen atoms in our atmosphere, the atoms ‘release’ the energy in the form of light particles, or photons. These tend to be emitted at wavelengths centered at 0.558 micrometers, or millionths of a metre – which the human eye perceives as green.

Light from the sun ‘reflects’ off plant leaves at the same wavelength, which is why plants look green to us.

While aurora are generally only visible close to the poles, severe magnetic storms impacting the Earth’s magnetic field can shift them towards the equator.

The ISS is the 11th space station ever launched after previous space stations such as Salyut, Almaz, Cosmos, Skylab, and MIR. Its orbit is close enough to earth’s surface that it is often visible to the naked eye.

It serves as a research laboratory that has a microgravity environment in which crews conduct experiments in many fields including biology, human biology, physics, astronomy and meteorology. Experiments on the space station also aim to test the feasibility of further missions to the Moon – or even to Mars.

 

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