BOSS Gif – The Eruption Of Mount St. Helens, Edition!

Something is always brewing inside the planet Earth.

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Check here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnDT_6V4qVw&feature=related for the whole story.

 

The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, a stratovolcano located in Washington, in the United States, was a major volcanic eruption. The eruption (which was a VEI 5 event) was the only significant one to occur in the contiguous 48 US states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California.[1] The eruption was preceded by a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes, caused by an injection ofmagma at shallow depth below the volcano that created a huge bulge and a fracture system on Mount St. Helens‘ north slope.

Prior to the eruption, USGS scientists convinced local authorities to close Mount St. Helens to the general public and to maintain the closure in spite of pressure to re-open it; their work saved thousands of lives. An earthquake at 8:32:17 a.m. PDT (UTC−7) on Sunday, May 18, 1980, caused the entire weakened north face to slide away, suddenly exposing the partly molten, gas- and steam-rich rock in the volcano to lower pressure. The rock responded by exploding a hot mix of lava and pulverized older rock towardSpirit Lake so fast that it overtook the avalanching north face.

An eruption column rose 80,000 feet (24,400 m) into the atmosphere and deposited ash in 11 U.S. states.[2] At the same time, snow, ice and several entire glaciers on the volcano melted, forming a series of large lahars (volcanic mudslides) that reached as far as the Columbia River, nearly 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest. Less severe outbursts continued into the next day only to be followed by other large but not as destructive eruptions later in 1980.

Fifty-seven people[3] (including innkeeper Harry R. Truman, photographer Reid Blackburn and geologist David A. Johnston) perished. Hundreds of square miles were reduced to wasteland causing over a billion U.S. dollars in damage ($2.74 billion in 2011 dollars[4]), thousands of game animals killed, and Mount St. Helens was left with a crater on its north side. At the time of the eruption, the summit of the volcano was owned by the Burlington Northern Railroad, but afterward the land passed to the United States Forest Service.[5] The area was later preserved, as it was, in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

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Poetic Celebrity Parody – Up The Creek, Edition!

Kim was spotted in a park in Miami, Florida on Saturday with members from her family as they prepared to compete in the Miami Dragon Boat Festival.

Wearing a low-cut exercise top, a pair of tight fitting leggings and matching long-sleeve jacket, Kim flaunted her most famous assets as she stretched out and did squats on the lawn. 

She was joined by her mother Kris Jenner, who could hardly take the exercise seriously and continuously fell into fits of giggles.

I was ready
To rule the world
I had no beauty
I has no brains
I was snooty
I knew my champagnes
Now
I have a paddle but not a boat
I have nothing to promote
My business is up the creek
My future is bleak
I am loser overlord

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News Mash: Gut bacteria imbalance linked to type 2 diabetes, but what about Alzheimer’s?

Hmmm. Ponderism.

If this shock study is true?

And type 2 diabetes…

Is caused by imbalance in gut bacteria? (i.e. bad poo)

(NaturalNews) We’ve all heard the news about the enormous, world-wide epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Not only is this form of diabetes (which results from the body’s inability to effectively use insulin) soaring among adults, it is now hitting children and teens as well. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the cause is primarily excess body weight and weight physical inactivity.

But breakthrough research just published in the journal Nature strongly indicates another, bottom line cause has been discovered – an imbalance of “good” versus “bad” bacteria in the intestinal tract appears to trigger type 2 diabetes.

Sound familiar? Natural health advocates have long insisted that a healthy digestive tract is crucial to preventing and treating diseases and that making sure there’s a healthy balance between the “good” bacteria and the disease-promoting kind is key. In recent years, this concept has been backed up by numerous studies linking the overuse of antibiotics, which wipe out the “good” germs in the gut, to serious ills. Researchers have also found that promoting a healthy internal flora rich in the “good” kind of bacteria is beneficial in a myriad of ways – including boosting the immune system to fight flu and treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. And research recently published by Austrian scientists in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests an unhealthy balance of gut flora could cause obesity and metabolic syndrome which have long been linked to type 2 diabetes.

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And…

If science is now beginning to understand that Alzheimer’s?

Is primarily a metabolic disease much like diabetes.

[via PopSci] The root causes of Alzheimer’s disease are still a scientific uncertainty, though there’s no lack of suggestions and opinions circulating in the biomedical community. But here’s one we hadn’t yet heard that is gaining traction amid increasing evidence: Alzheimer’s is primarily a metabolic disease much like diabetes. At its root, a poor diet can be the instigator of this degenerative neurological condition. The evidence is so stark that some scientists have even taken to referring to Alzheimer’s as type 3 diabetes.

The latest cover of New Scientist (released September 1) carries a story that has pushed this theory into the popular consciousness, apparently, and the evidence indeed paints a dire picture: 35 million Alzheimer’s sufferers worldwide, with that number expected to increase to 100 million by 2050 based on population aging. Tripling rates of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. alone, where it’s no secret that our diets are less than perfectly healthy. And there are distinct relationships between incidences of Alzheimer’s and either a lack of natural insulin in the body or an impairment of the brain’s ability to respond to it.

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Would it NOT leave one then to logically follow…

That Alzheimer’s disease is caused by an imbalance in gut bacteria?

Huh.

So your poo can affect your mental health?

Pffft.

But…Wait.

Hmm.

What blog has been saying that for awhile now?

Oh, yeah…

THIS one! (See a few example: Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here!)

Jeez…

Duh.

News Mash: How control are you of your brain? Depends on whose DNA is in there!

Your brain is yours…

It’s a part of YOU.

Because it is?

One would think you would have total control over your own brain…

Right?

*no*

Think again:

[via MedicalXpress] You’re far less in control of your brain than you think, study finds

You’ve probably never given much thought to the fact that picking up your cup of morning coffee presents your brain with a set of complex decisions. You need to decide how to aim your hand, grasp the handle and raise the cup to your mouth, all without spilling the contents on your lap. A new Northwestern University study shows that, not only does your brain handle such complex decisions for you, it also hides information from you about how those decisions are made. “Our study gives a salient example,” said Yangqing ‘Lucie’ Xu, lead author of the study and a doctoral candidate in psychology at Northwestern. “When you pick up an object, your brain automatically decides how to control your muscles based on what your eyes provide about the object’s shape. When you pick up a mug by the handle with your right hand, you need to add a clockwise twist to your grip to compensate for the extra weight that you see on the left side of the mug. “We showed that the use of this visual information is so powerful and automatic that we cannot turn it off. When people see an object weighted in one direction, they actually can’t help but ‘feel’ the weight in that direction, even when they know that we’re tricking them,” Xu said.

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When it comes to brain control, you women?

Possibly have even less so than men.

Unless, if a new scientific study is to be believed?

A bit of random male DNA sneaks into your far superior female brain…

And battles back Alzheimer’s.

*blank stare*

Please, science, tell me you are kidding!

[via DiscoverMagazine] Some women always have men on the brain.

And some women literally have men in their brains. A new study in PloS ONE found that quite a few female brains contain male DNA. This genetic material presumably passes into a mother while she is pregnant with a male fetus. Although we already knew that fetal cells can enter a mother’s body, until now, it was unknown whether the cells could pass into the brain as well, because the blood brain barrier normally blocks large molecules and foreign substances from entering the brain.

To explore the possibility of brain microchimerism—the presence of genetically distinct cells in a host’s body—researchers examined autopsy specimens from 59 deceased female subjects, who either had no neurological disease or had suffered from Alzheimer’s. The scientists found that 63 percent of the brains contained male cells distributed throughout the organ, and that this microchimerism did not fade away over time: the brain of one 94-year-old woman still contained male cells. And interestingly, the brains of subjects with Alzheimer’s disease were less likely to contain male DNA, and when they did, they generally had less of it than the healthy brains did.

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This news…

If it’s true?

Gonna go straight to guys heads.

Or more to the point?

Ours (females).

*pouts*

Quick – Somebody hand the guys a vacuum! There will just be no living with them after this. None. So have still have my hopes male DNA is not the key to female Alzheimer’s.

And I definitely have my doubts that it is.

News Mash: Should men do housework? Well…Depends on who you ask!

The internet is chock-full of contradictory science, research and information.

Who doesn’t know this?

Nevertheless…

Sometimes?

It’s just humorously fun to point it out.

Take THIS (below) first ‘groundbreaking’ study reported by the Daily Mail…

Men are happiest when sharing in the housework:

[via DailyMail]Ladies, you’d better sit down. And it might be advisable to have a stiff drink to hand.

Because according to a study published by Cambridge University, men actually like to do the housework.

Domestic arguments decline and the general happiness of the home gets better when men do more of the job of looking after the house, it says.

Husbands and boyfriends feel guilty when they don’t do their share of the work around the home, the taxpayer-funded study of the differences between men and women suggests.

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Now take in this contradicting study…

Reported also (a few days later) by the Daily Mail.

IT states that couples are MORE likely to divorce if men share in the domestic chores.

[via DailyMail] Attention married men, here’s the perfect excuse to put your feet up – sharing housework can lead to divorce.

Research has suggested that the more chores a man does, the more likely the couple will split.

The survey of couples found that while most were happy to share childcare, the women still did the lion’s share of the housework most of the time.

And in 11 per cent of cases, the women did almost all of it.

When the man finally did do his bit, things seemed to go wrong.

The divorce rate among those who shared chores equally was about 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of it, the study by the Norwegian government found.

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What can we take from these two conflicting studies…

Reported on by the SAME website?

Oh, that’s easy:

If your man is happy to share in the chores, beware! He’s looking for an ‘out’ on his marriage, so he can sleep with his secretary, close all your joints accounts and leave you penniless, forced to work three jobs just to make ends meet while you support your three kids all alone.

Pffft…Obviously.

*no*

What does it really mean?

The internet is entertaining.

Little else.

Although You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes What You Need? Are…Puppies!

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’
Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you’”
~ Erich Fromm

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“What people need and what they want may be very different.”
~ Elbert Hubbard

Poetic Celebrity Parody – Back To Earth, Edition!

Kelly drew criticism for showing up at the Emmys on Sunday with a $250,000 manicure.
Her long nails glittered with Azature lacquer, which is said to contain 267 carats of crushed black diamond powder.
On the red carpet Kelly told E!: ‘I’ve been so scared to touch anything because its powdered black diamonds… worth $250,000.

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I need something
To make me smart
And interesting
Something
To send me apart
267 carats of crushed black diamond powder
Could do the trick
Nothing screams louder
Loser
Than black nail polish worth
250.000 bucks
Today is back to Earth day!

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BOSS Gif – Underwater Google Map, Edition!

Whant to see the life under the water?

Follow the Google Maps.

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Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world – including the underwater world. This ocean collection includes six of the world’s most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. This imagery is available to millions of people through the Street View feature of Google Maps and in our Street View Gallery at: maps.google.com/ocean.

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You make me want to feel again…Understand.

“People love others not for who they are but for how they make them feel
~ Irwin Federman

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“I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry… just make me feel alive.”
~ Joey Lauren Adams