BOSS Gifs – From Orange to Yellow and Green, Edition!

The wonder of science and technology gives us another magic trick.

See how orange led changes its color in contact with liquid nitrogen.

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We submerge an orange LED into liquid nitrogen which causes the LED to change color from orange to yellow and towards green.

Like a BOSS!

Poetic Celebrity Parody – Who is This Lady?, Edition!

Jared Leto is unrecognisable in high heels and a little black dress for new role as HIV-positive transvestite
 

What makes lady a lady
A pair of expensive high heels
With exquisite make up
Wearing a sparkling diamond or two
A pearly white skin shrouded in the air of mystery
Who is this lady in little black dress that looks at world
With Jared Leto’s blue eyes

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News Mash: What do rappers and Albert Einstein have in common?

In the world of science and intellectual discovery?

Oh, THIS (below) is definitely breaking news…

What they say: Einstein’s Brain is better than yours!

[via USAToday]Albert Einstein’s brain was “unlike those of most people,” according to a new study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk.

“Although the overall size and asymmetrical shape of Einstein’s brain were normal. The prefrontal, somatosensory, primary motor, parietal, temporal and occipital cortices were extraordinary,” Falk says.

The study, “The Cerebral Cortex of Albert Einstein: A Description and Preliminary Analysis of Unpublished Photographs,” will be published Friday in the journal Brain.

“Einstein’s brain has an extraordinary prefrontal cortex, which may have contributed to . . . some of his remarkable cognitive abilities,” Falk notes in the study.

…[Read More]

Yeah.

No kidding.

However THIS (below) additional bit of breaking news?

Totally left by the wayside, even though there IS a connection:

What I say: Freestyle rappers prefrontal cortex hyped up liked Einstein’s!

[via DigitalJournal] Scientists in the voice, speech, and language branch of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find how novel brain pathways become engaged when rappers improvise lyrics. Lead study author Siyuan Liu, Ph.D. and colleagues, scanned the brains of 12 freestyle rap artists while they performed two tasks involving an identical 8-bar musical track. All of the rappers had at least 5 years of experience.

… According to the researchers, the results seem to indicate multiple area of the brain interplay to create a ‘flow’ state during freestyle rapping that includes ‘loss of self-consciousness’, increased self-motivation and ‘positive emotional valence’ that they explain might occur outside of conscious awareness. During improvisation speech areas of the brain became highly activated in a novel way that the authors say bypasses conventional brain function related to attention.

During improvisation speech areas of the brain became highly activated in a novel way that the authors say bypasses conventional brain function related to attention.

Dr. Allen Braun, chief of the NIDCD voice, speech, and language explained in a Discovery News report, “When the attention system is partially offline, you can just let things fly and let things come without critiquing, monitoring or judging them.”

A surprise finding from the studyincluded changes in brain activity that were seen when the rappers performed eight bar segments.

The authors write: “We found that activity in the set of left prefrontal, premotor, anterior perisylvian language areas and amygdala…was relatively higher at onset, but that activations in general appeared to shift to the right hemisphere by the final measure. This indicates first of all that the network related to motivation, emotion and language …may be more strongly engaged in initiating the improvisation.”

The results, including images of the rappers brain scans, are published in the journal Scientific Reports.

…[Read More][Freestyle rappers such as Eminem and Philadelphia’s Cassidy make up and bust out rhymes on the spot — a hugely challenging art form. Now, however, researchers have learned how the brain does it.]

And before any science guy freaks the heck out…

Thinking I just try to compare a rappers brain with the almighty power that is Einstein’s?

Please allow me to clarify:

Helz yeah I did.

Why Eminem is the greatest rapper of all time!

Eminem – Freestyle

What else do you call the above rhymes…

Other than?

Pure. Freakin’ Genius!

News Mash: The closer we get to the end of the Mayan calendar, the funnier Mother Nature becomes!

The end of the Mayan calendar? [December 21, 2012]

Right around the corner.

As if that was enough to cause my anxiousness with their “end of the world” predictions?

[Not that  believe in them, mind you, but because anytime ANYONE predicts my immanent demise? What can I say…It makes me all twisty inside.]

Nope.

We have all THIS to contend with:

[via The Extinction Protocol] November 18, 2012SUN – A truly gigantic explosion happened on the sun yesterday. On Nov. 16th, magnetic fields snaking halfway across the sun’s southern hemisphere erupted in tandem, producing a prominence so big, it doesn’t fit inside this image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO): “The red-glowing looped material is plasma, a hot gas made of electrically charged hydrogen and helium,” officials with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, which oversees the SDO mission, explained in a description. “The prominence plasma flows along a tangled and twisted structure of magnetic fields generated by the sun’s internal dynamo. An erupting prominence occurs when such a structure becomes unstable and bursts outward, releasing the plasma.” The blast hurled a CME into space, but the cloud does not appear to be heading for Earth. –Space Weather

We are passing through a rare singular series of events in history that are coinciding by occurrence: a total solar eclipse, the peak of the Leonid meteor shower, and a large explosion occurring on the Sun; in effect, signs in the sun, moon, and stars all transpiring within days of each other. These celestial events are happening at the time a war wages around Jerusalem, a city considered holy to the world’s three major faiths: Jews, Christians, and Muslims. –The Extinction Protocol [Read More]

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None of it?

Connected, I’m sure.

*weeps*

And yet?

I have this deep seeded feeling of unease, while a little voice in my head whispers, “What if?”

A feeling only more rooted?

When unnatural occurrences happen…

Falling like blood–You have GOT to be kidding me with this!– from the heavens.

[via Daily News] Rare showers of red rain fell for over 15 minutes in Sewanagala, Monaragala and Manampitiya,Polonnaruwa yesterday morning hours of yesterday and day before yesterday. According to Meteorology Department sources red rain fell heavily in these areas and the reason has not been found yet.

Red rain in Sewanagala and Manampitiya left red frost on the ground. This is the first time red rain was witnessed in Sri Lanka. The Health Ministry Secretary informed Medical Research Institute (MRI) Director Dr Anil Samaranayake to conduct a study to ascertain the reasons for red rain by taking water samples from Monaragala and Polonnaruwa.

Increase in the acidity of the air and sand storms are the usual reasons for red rain. However, there are no sand storms in Sri Lanka. India had red rain last year and Indian scientists discovered a variety of micro organisms as a reason for the rains. Since the micro organisms had no DNA, they guessed it had to be a strange phenomenon.

The MRI is carrying out research to find the exact reason for red rain in Sri Lanka.

…[Read More]

Un-funny, portentous…

Mother freakin’ Nature!

I’m stressed out enough these days as it is, about this stupid Mayan deal.

And I don’t need YOU chiming in with your twisted sense of humor, OK?!

*blank stare*

Yeah…

YOU either.

Stupid Internet.

News Mash: Events of death can be made to be “cute” & the rituals that follow, disturbing? Huh.

Death.

It can be made…

Uh, cute?

No, seriously it can.

Do NOT doubt me:

The most adorable way to warn children about their inevitable death and dismemberment.

Because know this…

What comes after death?

Is the really uncomfortable, freaky, not to mention just SAD, part:

[via io9]Viking Funeral: Hindi women clearly had it tough — but so did the slave girls of Viking noblemen. According to the historic account of Ahmad ibn Fadlan, a 10th century Arab Muslim writer, the ritual following the death of a chieftain was exceptionally brutal. Once dead, a chieftain’s body was put into a temporary grave for ten days while new clothes were being prepared for him. During this time, one of his slave girls would “volunteer” to join him in the afterlife; she was then guarded day and night and given copious amounts of intoxicating drinks. Once the cremation ceremony got started, the girl went from tent to tent to have sex with every man in the village. As the men were having sex with her — or what today we woud call “rape” — they would say, “Tell your master that I did this because of my love for him.” Following this, the girl was taken to a tent where she had sex with six Viking men, was strangled to death with rope, and finally stabbed by a village matriarch.

And for the coup de grace, the bodies of the chieftain and slave girl were place onboard a wooden ship that was set alight. The Vikings did this to ensure that the slave girl would serve her master in the afterlife, while the sexual rites were a way to transform the chieftain’s life force.[Read More – 10 Bizzare Death Rituals From Around The World]

So, see…

That cute “death” made cute video, for kids?

Looking a WHOLE lot cuter by comparison now…

Isn’t it?

Yes.

You’re welcome.

Deep in earth my love is lying. I came. I saw. I cried…A river over you!

“Veni, vidi, flevi.

I came. I saw. I cried.”
~Dorian Cirrone, Prom Kings and Drama Queens

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“And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off? Or pretending? He let them fall.”
~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince