“I’ve never seen such infinite beauty in my life.”
Dr. Sidney Cohen, a proponent of LSD use in a psychotherapeutic setting, filmed a housewife dropping acid in the 1950s and interviewed her during the experience.
Jezebel found the video, which was posted in 2013, just now via The Daily Dot. Now you can see it too.
This totally looks like a flower but it’s NOT A FLOWER. It’s a devilishly cunning BUG. Diabolical, right?
OK, so I’m late to this party. That’s because I’ve been busy. Also because nobody invites me to parties anymore, so I have to crash them and then I drink all the booze and yell at people, which is why nobody invites me to parties. None of that is true. Anymore. Except the part about me being late to the party, and being busy.
They call that a LEDE, people. Look it up. It’s a writing term.
This guy claims to have invented a pill that makes your farts smell like roses or chocolate.
According to The Telegraph, a Frenchman named Christian Poincheval has developed a range of pills aimed at making people’s flatulence smell sweeter that he says will make the perfect Christmas present.
They’re apparently made of “100 percent natural ingredients such as fennel, seaweed and blueberries.”
You can buy them online at pilulepet.com, where they retail for €9.99 euros for a jar of 60.
“Mr Poincheval said he came up with the idea for the pills one evening when he was enjoying a hearty meal with some friends.
“Our farts were so smelly we were nearly suffocated. Something had to be done,” he said.
So he began researching natural ingredients that would reduce flatulence and after months of experimentation came up with the recipe for his pills.
He has been selling the pills since 2006 and says he sells several hundred a month.” (The Telegraph)
The part that stands out most about this story for me is who farts at the dinner table??? Yeesh. That’s disgusting.
I’m glad I’m not the guy who just stuck his finger in this thing, only to find out it’s a SPERM COLLECTOR, designed for use in fertility clinics and hospitals. Because, gross.
Oh look. Speaking of people who decide to live exclusively off things…
Following hot on the heels of the post about the woman who lived off nothing but Starbucks for a year comes a guy who lived off McDonald’s for three months. I feel like this has been done before, and not just by Morgan Spurlock, whose documentary “Supersize Me” was one of the dumbest movies I’ve ever tried to watch. Seriously. I cannot understand how that thing became a hit. Yes. If you eat a LOT of crap, always choose the unhealthiest thing on the menu and eat as much of it as is humanly possible, you are going to gain weight and be unhealthy. If I hit myself in the face with a hammer, it’s going to hurt. I don’t need to make a movie to prove this. I think, at some point, someone already did a thing where he ate the better things on the McDonald’s menu and lost weight, to refute Spurlock’s, uh, I’ll call it a “point.” Then there’s that Jared guy, who ate nothing but Subway sandwiches and lost about eleventy bazillion pounds.
I can’t imagine ever doing anything like this, because McDonald’s food doesn’t taste very good and I’d go nuts from the lack of variety, but this teacher from Iowa lived off McDonald’s for three months, lost 37 pounds and lowered his cholesterol, proving that, if you choose the healthier items on the menu and don’t stuff your idiot face, you won’t get fat and unhealthy.
(via eBaum’s World)
You have to click that above link to see pictures, since I can’t steal them from Reuters.
The 22-year-old man, identified as Xiaolian, was in a traffic accident in 2012, as a result of which his nose was damaged. He didn’t seek treatment and I guess things got bad and now they’re making him a new one, sculpted from cartilage taken from his ribs. A skin tissue expander was also involved.
“Doctors say that they will soon be able to carry out a transplant operation to replace the damaged nose with the newly grown one.”
I guess the lesson here is, if you damage your nose in a traffic accident, you should seek help, but if you don’t, there are some doctors in China who can grow you a new one.
Apparently it’s a well known fact and it’s got to do with toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that lives in some cats’ poo. That part I knew. It’s the reason we’re told to stay away from the litter box when we’re pregnant.
And can I just say there’s a weird lack of comprehension about that in the world? There’s so much fear around it but nobody seems to know you can just get your cats tested and treated. I had mine tested when I was pregnant and my vet told me nobody does that. There should be a campaign or something. That shiz can cause birth defects and miscarriage. It’s also been associated with mental illness such as schizophrenia. And did I mention it can also control your mind and make you prey to the kitty overlords? Or that’s what it does to rodents anyway.
This is according to NBC news, which says, “T. gondii has captured the imaginations of scientists and cat lovers ever since it was learned it can control the behavior of rodents. It changes their brains so they lose their innate fear of the smell of cat urine. In fact, it precisely alters their fear reaction so that they love the smell of cat pee.”
It makes them love cats so they are then easier to catch.
Study author Wendy Ingram says, “The parasite is able to create this behavior change as early as three weeks after infection.”
Studies haven’t been done on whether any of this is the case in humans but I think that if you have cats you should just get them tested for the parasite. Then you won’t have anything to worry about.
(Photo: © absolutimages – Fotolia.com)
Ever wonder who’s more cognitively impaired, the drunk guy or the stoned dude? This guy got farked up both ways and tried out a bunch of stuff like dancing and making phone calls. The results will be obvious to those of us who know both drunks and stoners.
(Via Incredible Things)
Scientists claim to have invented hangover free beer.
See, the reason you get a hangover is because you get dehydrated. So some nutrition researchers at the Griffith Health Institute (GHI) have found that you can make beer more hydrating “without killing its taste,” which results in no hangover.
Associate Professor Ben Desbrow from GHI’s Centre for Health Practice Innovation said,
“We basically manipulated the electrolyte levels of two commercial beers, one regular strength and one light beer and gave it to research subjects who’d just lost a significant amount of sweat by exercising. We then used several measures to monitor the participant’s fluid recovery to the different beers.
“Of the four different beers the subjects consumed, our augmented light beer was by far the most well retained by the body, meaning it was the most effective at rehydrating the subjects.”
The electrolyte light beer was a third more effective at hydrating than normal beer, says news-medical.net.
So, it’s light beer. Loses a little of the appeal there. But maybe you like that sort of thing .
Whoa. Researchers in the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment’s ORB LAB caught this shark, who had eaten another shark, while trying to recapture tagged sharks.
“We caught one large female on our first line Friday, but we were not expecting to catch her like this! This unlucky smooth dogfish couldn’t resist the menhaden used as bait and unfortunately fell victim to one of the top predators in the bay. The dogfish was about 3 feet long and completely swallowed by the sand tiger shark.”