For most people, the first sign of a headache means a trip to the medicine cabinet to fetch some Tylenol or Advil. But what if you could stop the annoying ache without any drugs? Sure, you can debilitate an attacker with a well-placed finger on the neck — it’s called pressure point fighting — but those little trigger spots all over your body can actually be used to knock a headache out, too. All it takes is a few minutes. The best part is that you can do this to yourself! I may just throw or give away all of [More]
The Brazilian wandering spider is one of the world’s deadliest arachnids. It also happens to be fairly aggressive and will go out of its way to bite you if you disturb it. The tarantula hawk — which is actually a wasp — is similar to the wandering spider in that they both deliver extremely painful bites/stings. Very rarely do the two ever meet, but anything is possible, and in the following video, these deadly creatures come across one another in the wild. Normally, tarantula hawks hunt tarantulas, so this one must have thought the Brazilian wandering spider would be as [More]
When it comes time to pick a vacation destination, you might say there are just too many places to choose from. Allow me to make a suggestion, though… Maybe instead of picking some place you’ll enjoy, choose a destination that will help you face your fears of jellyfish! I know, it sounds crazy, but just wait until I tell you about Jellyfish Lake, located on an uninhabited island just off the coast of Koror in Palau. On this small, rocky island is a saltwater lake that’s home to literally hundreds of thousands of jellyfish. Flickr / Stephen Masters Even more [More]
The human brain is the most complex organ of any species, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easily tricked. In the following video, you’ll be asked to stare at the black dot in the center of a photo of a castle. If you keep staring at the dot after the false color image has gone away, and the black-and-white photo returns, you’ll be surprised to see the castle in full color (even though it isn’t)! According to Metro, the illusion occurs because staring at the false color desensitizes the cone cells responsible for color, so when the black-and-white image [More]
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly went to space almost a year ago on a mission to study the effects of life in outer space on the human body. After months of extensive research, Kelly is finally home. Late Tuesday night, Kelly and fellow astronauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov landed back here on Earth. As you can imagine, their journey was chock-full of amazing experiences. Here are some of Scott Kelly’s most incredible social media posts. During his stint at the International Space Station, this astronaut took in some seriously breathtaking sights. He did, of course, spend most of his time [More]
Winter is a very dreary time for people with green thumbs, what with almost all the vegetation that grows outside dead or dying. But fear not, amateur botanists! Here is an awesome way to make an indoor garden that should tide you over until spring. It’s incredibly easy to make and quite aesthetically pleasing. Check out that beautiful, indoor vertical garden! Don’t you want to make one of your own now? You absolutely should! That lady has enough character and charisma to inspire all of us to start gardening. Read more:
Even though the price of oil and natural gas has hit a multi-year low, that doesn’t mean hydraulic fracturing (more commonly known as fracking) has stopped. For those who don’t know, fracking is a particularly destructive method of drilling for oil and natural gas. The complicated process tears through layers of rock to get at pockets of oil and gas by essentially creating small earthquakes that release the precious materials. While it’s a technological breakthrough, there are many aspects of fracking that are poorly understood and worse still, intentionally kept secret. There is also a growing body of evidence that [More]
After searching high and low for the right woman for the job — Emily, these researchers were ready to get to work. You see, the team of scientists from the University of New England wanted to perform the world’s first tiger shark ultrasound. At just over 12 feet long, Emily was more than two-thirds of the way through her pregnancy and had only a few months left before childbirth; the perfect candidate for the first seaside sonogram. These shark babies were ready for their close-up: YouTube / Discovery And just when you thought it was safe to go back in [More]
Just when you thought people couldn’t get more disgusting, this nonsense happens. Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what human flesh tastes like”? Probably. Just admit it! But as you might imagine, cannibalism is illegal. In fact, laws are so strict that it’s even illegal to eat your own flesh. That’s why journalist Greg Foot recently had a biopsy of his leg muscle done and took it to an analyst. The analyst then determined what human flesh would taste like as compared to the protein-packed cuts we love. From there, Foot whipped up his own meaty concoction to [More]
As we’ve previously discussed, tarantulas, despite being pretty harmless, are still notoriously terrifying creatures. Even though they can bite humans, their bite isn’t able to do much damage. Still, most people would be frightened to come across one in their everyday lives. Well, please allow me to make your natural fear of tarantulas even worse. There are some species of tarantulas that can hiss by rubbing together the bristles on their legs. Usually, this noise is a defense mechanism, so if you happen to keep a tarantula as a pet and it starts making this noise when you get close, [More]