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Reactionary Animated Gifs – Near-death experiences and your universe!

Whether you are a believer or not?

The fact is…

When it comes to NDEs (near death experiences)?

They make for a fascinating study.

Even if you are a cynic:

[via DailyMail]Is this proof near-death experiences ARE real? Extraordinary new book by intensive care nurse reveals dramatic evidence she says should banish our fear of dying ~By Penny Sartori

As a nurse, I’m always cheered when I see a patient who appears to be making a good recovery. That certainly seemed the case with 60-year-old Tom Kennard, who’d been suffering from sepsis after surgery for cancer.

After a couple weeks in the intensive care ward, he was well enough to be moved from his hospital bed to a chair. Moments later, however, he suddenly slumped into unconsciousness.

There was no doubt at all that he was out cold. He responded neither to my urgent questions nor to the painful pressure of my Biro on his fingernails.

Worse still, his skin became clammy, his oxygen levels dropped and his blood pressure plummeted — clear signs that his condition had become critical.

As I quickly gave him extra oxygen, I called out to the other nurses in the intensive care unit. Four of them immediately flocked to Tom’s bedside, and we gently helped return him to his bed as we called for a doctor urgently.

He was still unresponsive when the doctor arrived, followed a few minutes later by a consultant.

Indeed, Tom didn’t regain full consciousness for another three hours.

Yet, during those three lost hours, he had apparently gone on a life-changing journey. His first sensation, he told me afterwards, was of ‘floating upwards to the top of the room. I looked down and I could see my body on the bed. It was lovely, so peaceful — and no pain at all.’

In the next moment, the hospital ward had disappeared and he’d entered a pink room, in which his father was standing next to a man with ‘long black scruffy hair and nice eyes.’ For a time, Tom talked telepathically with his father.

At some point, he became aware that something was touching him. Once again, he was back on the hospital ward ceiling — looking down at me and the doctor.

I was putting a lollipop-shaped instrument into his mouth to clean it, he recalled later.

He could also see a woman beyond the cubicle curtains, who kept twitching them to check on his condition.

Indeed, I can personally verify that everything Tom ‘saw’ while unconscious was 100 per cent accurate — down to the swab I used to moisten his mouth and the names of the consultant and of the physiotherapist lurking behind the curtains.

While all this was going on, Tom heard the man with the scruffy hair say: ‘He’s got to go back.’ This came as a blow: he remembers desperately wanting to stay.

Shortly after that, he told me, ‘I was floating backwards and went back into my body on the bed.’

His pain was excruciating, but he could still vividly recall how peaceful he had felt in that pink room. ‘Pen,’ he told me, ‘if that’s death, it’s wonderful.’

This near-death experience had two significant effects on his life. First, Tom says, it completely removed any fear of dying.

Even more extraordinary is what happened to his right hand, which had been frozen since birth into a claw-like ndesposition.

(This had been noted on his hospital admission form, and his sister has since signed a statement confirming it.)

Yet, in front of me, soon after his near-death experience, Tom opened and flexed that same hand. This should not have been physiologically possible, as the tendons had permanently contracted. What had caused this sudden, seemingly spontaneous healing? Even now, science has  no answers.

But when you study near-death experiences, as I have for the past couple of decades, you grow used to phenomena that defy all rational explanation.

Take, for instance, the case of Fred Williams, a Swansea pensioner in his 70s who was suffering from the final stages of a terminal heart problem.

One night in hospital, he lost consciousness and we feared he was about to die.

But he somehow managed to keep his faltering grip on life. And when he eventually came to, I noticed at once that he looked very happy. My colleagues also remarked on this.

By the following morning, Fred had recovered sufficiently to see his anxious relatives.

To their astonishment, he told them that he’d been visited — while unconscious — by his mother and grandmother, both of whom were dead, as well as by his (living) sister. They’d just stood by his bedside, keeping vigil.  ‘I couldn’t understand why  my sister was there as well,’  he remarked.

Unknown to him, his sister had actually died the week before.

Fearing the news might jeopardise his recovery, his family had kept it from him. Poor Fred never learned the truth, and died a week later.

But possibly the most extraordinary case I know of personally is that of a Moroccan woman in her late 30s, who ran a clothes business.

In November 2009, Rajaa Benamour had an anaesthetic injection for minor surgery, after which she found herself mentally scrolling through her entire life, right back to her birth. This was followed by what she could only describe as a rapid review of the creation of the universe. After being discharged from hospital, she started trying to find books about what she’d learned during her vision.

Eventually, she realised that she had somehow acquired an in-depth understanding of quantum physics — despite never having previously known anything about the subject.

This motivated her to study the subject at university level.

The professor in charge of her studies was astounded. The knowledge she’d already acquired, he said, could not have come either from studying student textbooks or taking a quick course.

Stranger still, he was puzzled by some of her scientific theories — yet they’ve since been confirmed by papers published in  physics journals.

As a staff nurse who’s worked in intensive care at British hospitals for 17 years, I’ve seen thousands of patients die.

Some were heavily drugged or hooked up to numerous machines; many were no longer able to speak.

Back in 1995, I began to wonder: is death so terrible that we must do everything in our power to delay it with powerful drugs and machines? What is death, anyway? What happens when we die? Why are we so afraid of it?

So I began reading about death — and eventually came across the concept of near-death experiences, or NDEs. People who’d experienced these strange and intense visions all seemed to be saying the same thing: death is nothing to fear. Could they be right? My scientific training told me that NDE’s were almost certain to be hallucinations. Or wishful thinking.

But, in the end, I decided to embark on a PhD on near-death experiences, while continuing to work in intensive care.

I began my eight-year study as a cynic. But by the time it  ended, I was convinced that near-death experiences are a genuine phenomenon.

…[Read More – Read The Whole Fascinating Article HERE!]

What IS the truth?

Pretty sure it is not one, we as individuals, will each fully know, grasp and acknowledge…

Until we take the great journey ourselves.

But one thing IS for sure, for those that have experienced NDEs…

They transform the people who have experienced them.

And because they do, maybe Science should scoff at them a little less…

While getting to the study of them a little more.

For there IS something there, something great…

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Something FANTASTIC to be discovered.

If we but just open ourselves…

A little bit more.

good luck with that

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Finding your ‘true love’ is just a bra away!

OK, all you single ladies…

Are you looking for love?

Your TRUE love?

As luck would have it…

There is now a bra, with an app for that:

So, hmmm…

That cannot be unhooked without the lady wearing it experiencing…

True  LOVE!

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*sniffs*

Sounds legit.

So…

Wanna find true love?

Thanks to this bra…

It’s now easier than ever!

good luck with that

crazy lady starter kit

Reactionary Animated Gifs – A chariot of cats? Huh…You don’t say?

Big fan of mythology here…

ANY mythology.

And because I am?

It is always fascinating to read up on mythological characters that I have never heard of before.

Such?

As this one:

[via ListVerse]10 Mythological Deities Of Love And Lust ~by Michael Van Duisen 

While the standards of beauty may have changed throughout the centuries, all humans share an inescapable biological urge to procreate. Feelings of love and lust are therefore extremely important and have influenced even our deities—who, after all, are usually reflections of our own characteristics.

Freyja: Norse Mythology

Freyja, which translates as “lady,” had a number of roles in the Norse belief system. As well as the goddess of love, she was Queen of Fólkvangr, a place similar to Valhalla, where half of those who died in battle would go after death. However, unlike most of the other deities on this list, Freyja had a vicious bad side, full of greed, jealousy, and evil deeds. Among other things, she’s credited with teaching witchcraft to humans, a practice seen as evil by the Norse.

She was often at odds with Loki, who sought to torment the goddess and steal items from her, including her famed necklace Brísingamen, which was later retrieved by Heimdall. In addition, Freyja would constantly scour the Earth for her husband, who would go missing from time to time, crying tears of red gold as she searched. She did have one tremendous advantage over the other deities on this list—her favored mode of transportation was a chariot pulled by cats.

…[Read More – See All 10 Mythologies HERE!]

But, uh…

*taps chin*

A chariot full of cats, driven by a vengeful goddess?

Seriously?!

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Not sure that one is as much ‘fascinating’…

As it is cliché & just a little terrifying.

Yikes.

Oh, what?!

You know you’re thinking it too.

Cat ladies?

Are creepy…

crazy lady starter kit

A force to be reckoned with.

A fact?

That the Norse apparently agreed with, even centuries ago.

Huh.

Go figure.

definitely not a ball you wanna play catch with

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Ball lightning exists…Check out the video!

Of course…

Before Science had a video & despite years of people reporting it, to Science’s contrary?

The possibility of ball lightning was looked at with scientific skepticism.

Oh, but NOW Science and their skepticism has taken a hard blow…

Thanks to THIS (below) amazing video:

[via io9]Ball lightning has been captured on video for the first time ever ~Robert T. Gonzalezdefinitely not a ball you wanna play catch with

Reports of ball lightning have existed for hundreds of years, but footage of the rare phenomenon, which appears transiently in the form of a glowing sphere of electrical activity, has never been acquired outside the lab. Now, a team of Chinese researchers claims it has obtained the first recorded scientific video of ball lightning in action.

Above: The spectrum of a cloud-to-ground lightning strike and of the ball lightning it generated. The ball lightning is the white dot at the far left, and its spectrum is the slightly brighter band of colors at the foot of the irregularly shaped main lightning spectrum. Photo/Caption Credit: J. Cen et al., via Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 035001 (2014)

Incredibly, the observation was made by accident. Researcher Ping Yuan and his colleagues from Northwest Normal University in Lanzhou, China had set up spectrometers to investigate ordinary lightning on the Plateau of northwest China. One evening, during a thunderstorm in July 2012, a bolt of lightning struck about a kilometer away from their equipment, sending a ball of glowing light about five meters into the air, where it remained for less than two seconds before vanishing. The team was able to record a spectrum and high-speed video footage of the ball. Those observations have now been published in the latest issue of Physical Review Letters.

Footage of the ball lightning, which slows down 1.3 seconds of real-time observation in order to highlight the ball lightning’s “shape, color… brightness and its associated specturm” can be seen here:

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1.3 seconds of real-time video slowed down to show the ball lightning’s evolution in shape, color, and brightness and its associated spectrum. Photo/Caption Credit: J. Cen et al., via Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 035001 (2014)

A perspective piece published by the American Physical Society provides additional details:

The recorded glow was about 5 meters across—the actual size of the ball was much smaller—and it changed from white to reddish during the second or so that it lasted. Although the darkness prevented the researchers from estimating the ball’s altitude, they saw it drift horizontally for about 10 meters and ascend about 3 meters. Yuan says that this is the first time ball lightning has been seen to be created by a cloud-to-ground lightning strike.

The researchers found that the spectrum contained several emission lines from silicon, iron, and calcium—all elements expected to be abundant in soil. One would also expect aluminum to be present, given its abundance in soil minerals. But the researchers couldn’t confirm that, as there are no emission lines of neutral aluminum atoms within the spectral range of their instrument (wavelengths of 400–1000 nanometers). The team also used their video data to plot the ball lightning’s intensity and apparent diameter as they varied in time, down to the millisecond time-scale.

“I think that this is a unique observation that is probably of ball lightning, or one type of ball lightning,” said lightning specialist Martin Uman of the University of Florida in Gainesville, in an interview with The American Physical Society. “There have been many research programs that routinely video or photograph natural and triggered lightning,” he says, “but none, as far as I am aware, has stumbled on a ball lightning.”

…[Read More]

Believe, people.

Ball lightning?

It’s a thing now!

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night of the ambian zombies

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Ambien use possibly creating zombies? Yikes!

Hmmm…

OK.

Let me see if I get this right:

So, a mass drug pushed needlessly on the masses, by Big Pharma is, um…

Bad?

[via Alternet.org]America’s Number One Prescription Sleep Aid Could Trigger ‘Zombies,’ Murder and Other night of the ambian zombiesDisturbing Behavior ~By Allison McCabe

Ambien is becoming better known for triggering bizarre behavior than it is for treating insomnia.

On March 29, 2009, Robert Stewart, 45,  stormed into the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina and opened fire, killing eight people and wounding two. Stewart’s apparent target was his estranged wife, who worked as a nurse in the home. She hid in a bathroom and was unharmed. Stewart was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder; if convicted, he could face the death penalty. Even though there was evidence that Stewart’s actions were premeditated (he allegedly had a target), Stewart’s defense team successfully argued that since he was under the influence of Ambien, a sleep aid, at the time of the shooting, he was not in control of his actions. Instead of the charges sought by the prosecutors, Stewart was  convicted on eight counts of second-degree murder. He received 142 – 179 years in prison.

Ambien, a member of the class of medications known as hypnotics, was approved by the FDA in 1992. It was designed for short term use to combat insomnia and was a welcome change from the prevailing sleep aid at the time, Halcion, which had been  implicated in psychosis, suicide, and addiction and had been banned in half a dozen countries. Ambien works by activating the neurotransmitter  GABA and binding it to the GABA receptors in the same  location as the benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium. The extra GABA activity triggered by the drug inhibits the neuron activity that is associated with insomnia. In other words, it slows down the brain. Ambien is extremely effective at initiating sleep, usually working within 20 minutes. It does not, however, have an effect on sustaining sleep unless it is taken in the controlled release form.

Although the Ambien prescribing information warned, in small print, that medications in the hypnotic class had occasional side effects including sleep walking, “abnormal thinking,” and “strange behavior,” these behaviors were listed as extremely rare, and any anecdotal evidence of “sleep driving,” “sleep eating,” or “sleep shopping”—all behaviors now associated with Ambien blackouts—were characterized as unusual quirks, or attributed to mixing the medication with alcohol. It wasn’t until Patrick Kennedy’s 2006 middle-of-the-night car accident and subsequent explanation to arriving officers that he was running late for a vote that the bizarre side effects of Ambien began to receive national attention. Kennedy claimed that he had taken the sleep aid and had no recollection of the events that night. After its approval, Ambien quickly  rose to dominance in the sleep aid market. Travelers swore by it to combat jet lag, and women, who suffer more insomnia than men, bought it in droves. Sanofi, Ambien’s French manufacturer, made $2 billion in sales at its peak. In 2007 the generic version of Ambien was released, Zolpidem, and at less than $2 per pill, it still remains one of the most prescribed drugs in America, outselling popular painkillers like Percocet and prescription strength ibuprofen.

Shortly after the Kennedy incident, Ambien users sued Sanofi because of bizarre sleep-eating behaviors while on the drugs. According to Chana Lask, attorney for the class action suit, people were eating things like buttered cigarettes and eggs, complete with the shells, while under the influence of Ambien. Lask called people in this state “Ambien zombies.” As a result of the lawsuit, and of increasing reports coming in about “sleep driving,” the FDA ordered all hypnotics to issue stronger warnings on their labels.

…[Read More – Read the WHOLE, interesting SCARY article HERE! Seriously…Read IT!]

Stronger warnings on the labels?

Yeah, sure…

THAT will help.

Know what will help even MORE?

STOP. FREAKING. TAKING IT!!!!!!

Duh, people…

Duh.

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what no the water is fine

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Radiation levels at Surfer’s Beach are, yes…Very bad!

NO risk, they say.

“Come in the water, it’s fine!” They say.

Yeah…

You do that:

[via InfoWars]Despite Dangerously High Radiation Levels, No Caution Signs at Surfer’s Beach

As we highlighted last week, our investigation into the abnormally high levels of radiation discovered in California led us to Surfer’s Beach, the site where one man shot a viral Youtube video depicting higher than normal radiation levels.

According to the Half Moon Bay Review, normal radiation levels at Surfer’s Beach should hover around 30 counts per minute. We ourselves encountered readings of upwards of 370 CPM, over 12 times higher than what is normally expected.

However, despite the media’s coverage of the anomaly, or lack thereof, little has been done to protect visitors at Surfer’s Beach.

As one can see in photos taken of the area where extremely high levels of radiation were found, not only by Infowars but by Steve Weiss, an electrical engineer who has worked on Geiger counters for 40 plus years, there are disturbingly no signs warning surfers and beachgoers of the high radiation levels.

International Medcom CEO Dan Sythe also analyzed dirt from Surfer’s Beach, and concluded the levels weren’t “OK.” “It’s not something you’d want your baby playing in,” Sythe told the Half Moon Bay Review.

…[Read More]

Scary…

Isn’t it?

What some states will do…

To continue to encourage the economic benefits of tourism, despite the OBVIOUS dangers posed directly to said tourists.

Yikes.

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Reactionary Animated Gifs: When it comes to drinking, Science saves your weekends!

You’ve heard it for years, from all the anti-drinkers:

“Drinking is killing your brain cells!”

But does it…

Come, on!

Does it really?

[via Gizmodo]Drinking Alcohol Doesn’t Actually Kill Brain Cells ~Daven Hiskey

Myth: Alcohol kills brain cells. Now, to qualify that title, pure alcohol will absolutely kill brain cells and many other types of cells, which is why it is used as a disinfectant. However, recent research has shown that the quantity of alcohol you could possibly take in, without killing yourself, does not introduce enough alcohol into your bloodstream to kill brain cells.

This was proven by a study by Grethe Jensen and co. (1993), who meticulously counted neurons in matched samples of non-alcoholics and alcoholics. What they found was that there was no real difference in the density or overall number of neurons between the two groups.

Various other research since has backed up Jensen’s findings. Thus, even alcoholics who are continually taking in unhealthy amounts of alcohol aren’t going to see brain cells die because of their drinking problem. However, alcohol does have other effects on the brain, both positive and negative, that have nothing to do with brain cells dying.

…[Read More]

Thankfully?

Nope.

Whew!

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Thank you, Science…

For saving our weekends.

*pops open beer*

north is that way

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Dogs are “in-tune” with the Earth…How? Huh.

Dogs are super in-tune with the Earth.

And by “in-tune”?

I refer to the way the decide where their bodies needs to be…

When they poop:

[via io9]Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop ~Lauren Davis

Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business? As it turns out, dogs north is that wayalign their body axis according to Earth’s magnetic field when they squat to poop—a behavior that changes when the magnetic field is unstable. But why do they do it?

The results of this recently published paper from Frontiers in Zoology sound goofy, but the takeaway is all in the title, “Dogs are sensitive to small variations of the Earth’s magnetic field.” The researchers measured the direction of the body axis of 70 different dogs while they were off-leash during 1,893 acts of defecation and 5,582 acts of urination over a two-year period. They found that, under calm magnetic field conditions, dogs prefer to orient their bodies along the North-South axis when they poop. However, this behavior did not occur during unstable magnetic field conditions, and the best predictor for this change of behavior was the rate of change of magnetic declination.

This means that the dogs are responding to changes in the polarity of the magnetic field rather than changes in intensity. It’s that change in behavior that has the authors of this paper particularly excited, since it’s the first time, according to the paper, that magnetic sensitivity has been proven in dogs and that a predictable behavioral reaction from natural magnetic field fluctuations has been unambiguously observed in mammals.

The question that this inevitably invites is: why on Earth do dogs do this? The paper notes that it’s not just that dogs prefer to align themselves along the North-South axis; they also seem to avoid the East-West axis when they poop, although it’s not clear whether they do so consciously. The researchers suggest that perhaps, when dogs poop, they are also taking the opportunity to orient themselves:

An answer may lie in the biological meaning of the behavior: if dogs would use a visual (radical-pair based) magnetic map to aid general orientation in space as has been proposed for rodents [32], they might have the need to center/calibrate the map now and then with regard to landmarks or a magnetic reference. Aligning the map and the view towards North (or South) facilitates reading the map. Furthermore, calibration only makes sense when the reference is stable and reliable. We might think of this the same way as a human is stopping during a hike to read a map. When the map is blurred or the reference (perceived magnetic direction) is dispersed or moving due to magnetic disturbances, however, calibration is impossible. In the case of the dogs it thus would totally make sense to not pay attention to magnetic body alignment any more under conditions of a shifting magnetic field.

…[Read More]

Right now…

How glad are you that you know this?

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Yeah…

Me too.

*sighs*

Thank you, Internet.

No, really…

You’re AWESOME!

*shakes head sadly*

if someone has a gun

Reactionary Animated Gifs – “Oops!” New study Demolishes Basic Gun Control Myths!

Remember all those people…

Who were screaming about “evil” guns?

Yeah, well…

About that.

Apparently a new utterly refutes that claim:

[via Mediaite]New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth ~by Noah Rothman

A study published in the latest issue of the academic journal Applied Economics Letters took on many of the claims made regularly by advocates of stricter gun laws. The study determined that nearly every claim made in support of stronger restrictions on gun ownership is not supported by an exhaustive analysis of crime statistics.

if someone has a gun

The study, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates,” conducted by Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius, examined nearly 30 years of statistics and concluded that stricter gun laws do not result in a reduction in gun violence. In fact, Gius found the opposite – that a proliferation of concealed carry permits can actually reduce incidents of gun crime.

…[Read More]

Yeeah.

*majority (99.9%) of the media absolutely silent regarding the study*

Cause honestly…

What else are they going to do?

Seeing as how THIS (above) study…

DEMOLISHES their overall claim to the contrary that stricter gun laws are needed to  fight violence.

Cause…

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That?

Just not the PROVEN case at all.

hope nope

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Electric cars not such a good idea afterall?

People in the government are morons.

A fact that is more often than not illustrated?

By just how much of the very obvious they tend to miss…

What am I talking about?

In THIS (below) instance, I am referring to how the government has pushed the need for green energy to SAVE US ALL for the catastrophe that is global warming, to the point it offered incentives for electric cars…

And now thanks to the Law of Unintended Consequences?

To it’s (the governments) very detriment:

[via The DailyCaller]States turn against electric cars as gas tax revenues fall ~by Michael Bastasch

States are quickly learning that promoting electric cars is coming with a high price tag. Colorado has joined a growing number of states that are imposing fees on electric and alternative vehicles to recover “lost” gas tax revenues.

As of this year, Coloradans driving electric, alternative fuel and high-efficiency vehicles will pay a $50 registration fee to capture more revenue from vehicles that use less traditional gasoline. This is part of a growing trend by which states are looking to recoup declining gas tax revenues as vehicles become more fuel efficient and drivers buy more electric vehicles.

Colorado is one of at least five states that have special fees on hybrid and electric vehicles — Colorado, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington. Earlier this year, Oregon lawmakers were discussing a bill that would impose a fee on electric cars and those getting 55 miles per gallon or better. The bill is still sitting in the state legislature.

“States are increasingly looking at how to recoup ‘lost’ gas tax revenues for electric and hybrid vehicles. In addition to fees on such vehicles, many states tax alternative fuels, sometimes including electricity,” Jaime Rall, senior transportation policy specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email.

…[Read More]

Through…

Serious, GRIEVOUS fault of their own?

The states pushing electric cars have very much shot themselves in the foot.

I mean, seriously guys…

You did NOT see this coming?

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Really?

Ugh…

Wow.

*shakes head sadly*

hope nope

how news really works

Reactionary Animated Gifs: American News Media? Facepalm inducing for sure!

I like THIS (below)…

Cause it accurately depicts?

Just how CRAPPY…

American news media really is:

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And yes…

For all of you who do NOT live in America?

Our news is really…

Just this bad.

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And we know it.

its' quiet

Reactionary Animated Gifs: You Know You Approval of This Alternative Meds List!

Did you know…

Cause I’m betting?

You did not:

The More You Know... [Source]

Good information to know and learn.

Oh, yes…

It is indeed!

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Oh, come…

You know all that is interesting.

It’s not just me…

Is it?

*crickets*

Hello?

Anyone there?

its' quiet

*sighs*

I do it better

Reactionary Animated Gifs: Chuck does it better than Van Damme!

Oh, my…

Chuck has something for ya there, Jean Claude.

A comeuppance!

[via DailyMail] Van Damme it! Chuck Norris beats Jean Claude’s ‘epic split’ as he balances between two jumbo jets in I do it betterhilarious new spoof ~By Daily Mail Reporter

They’re both retired action heroes, famous for their martial arts fighting skills.

But it seems Jean-Claude Van Damme, 53, will be peeved to discover that his older rival Chuck Norris, 73, has out-split him in a new elaborate stunt.

Chuck has parodied Jean Claude’s November advert for Volvo which showed the muscles from Brussels performing the splits between two trucks.

…[Read More]

Note to Jean Claude…

No one beats Chuck Norris.

No one.

“Take THAT, ‘muscles from Brussels’!”

All My Love,
Chuck Norris

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i see what you did there

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Tongue-eating isopod got your tongue?

Huh.

And you just thought that cold sore you had on your mouth was annoying.

YIKES!

[via Wired]Absurd Creature of the Week: This Parasite Eats a Fish’s Tongue — And Takes Its Place ~By Matt Simon

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A fish walks into a bar and takes a seat. The bartender asks what he wants to drink, but the fish doesn’t say anything. So the bartender asks, “What, cat got your tongue?” The fish grabs a cocktail napkin and writes out, No, actually, it was an isopod. An isopod got my tongue and by “got” I mean she ate it.

That joke may not be funny to you, but it’s hilarious to the tongue-eating isopod. You see, in the Gulf of California there actually exists a critter, Cymothoa exigua, that targets a fish by infiltrating its gills and latching onto its tongue. It proceeds to not only consume the organ, but will then replace it with its own body, providing the fish with a new fully functioning tongue it uses (probably a bit begrudgingly) to grind food against tiny teeth on the roof of its mouth.

This remarkable attack is the only known instance in the animal kingdom of a parasite functionally replacing an organ of its host. And while C. exigua targets several other fish, attaching to their tongues and draining their blood, only with the rose snapper does it devour and completely replace the organ as an operating structure, according to marine biologist Rick Brusca of the University of Arizona. And he stresses that while there are hundreds of such species of tongue-targeting isopods, contrary to many media reports, only C. exigua can actually truly assume the duties of the organ.

…[Read More]

Mother Nature?

Yeah…

You scary!

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I'm a towel

Reactionary Animated Gifs – Get your drink on with one pill, no waiting!

Sometimes?

It’s harder for some to unwind, after a long week of work…

Than it is for others.

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Thankfully?

Science, um…

Has gotcha covered?

Seriously.

*shakes head sadly*

[via Medical Daily] Get Drunk Without Alcohol: Pill Developed By Scientists Offers Hangover-Free Intoxication ~By I'm a towel

Looking to enjoy a night on the town without the debilitating morning-after hangover that comes along with alcohol consumption? Professor David Nutt, one of the U.K.’s foremost neuropsychopharmacologists, has led a team of scientists from Imperial College London through a series of clinical testing to help develop a pill that offers the euphoric sensation of alcohol without the harmful side effects.

“I’ve done the prototype experiments myself. I’ve been inebriated and then it’s been reversed by the antagonist,” Prof. Nutt told BBC. “That’s what really gave us the idea. There’s no question that you can produce a whole range of effects like alcohol by manipulating the brain.”

The pill works by targeting and mimicking the neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which controls the brain’s inhibitory function. The drug would be taken with cocktails, after which it would increase GABA function to induce a drunken effect on the brain.

…[Read More]

To get your drink on?

One pill.

No waiting.

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Holy crap…

Is it just me?

Or does anyone else think this might be a bad idea?

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Yeah.

Wow.