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Weather Report “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs”

March 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Ok it’s not an actual meteorological report, (although with our weird weather lately who knows?) but it’s a childhood classic coming to theaters later this year. My all time favorite book as a kid was “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” by Judi and Ron Barrett . When I was little my family would go […]

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Tags: Author - Nothingjerk · Entertainment

Brown Recluse Spider comes out of hiding and restores a man’s ability to walk.

March 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Next time you go to squish that spider in your room, remember this – that spider may have super powers. 20 years ago David Manteca was in a motorcycle accident which took the use of both legs away from him. Confined to a wheelchair since then, 8 months ago a Brown Recluse Spider bit him […]

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Tags: Author - Nothingjerk · There's Still Hope

Skewered by a Spear? It’s all Good

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

This is completely unbelievable, in every sense. First, that it could happen, and second, that the boy is going to be okay. Whilst playing during the Holi festival, a six-year-old Indian boy fell on a 6ft rod. Not quite sure how he fell, but the rod went straight through either side of his stomach, in […]

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Tags: Author - Chocoholism · Earth, Science and Smart Stuff · Plain Strange

Pretty Bitter

March 13th, 2009 · No Comments

There was an actual study that measured the level of disgust one registered when tasting something bitter and when faced with the morally acerbic. They found that the 2 sitiations registered an equal amount of grossicity.

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Tags: Author - Monika · Earth, Science and Smart Stuff

Those Crazy Weta Kids

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Weta, the company that created armies of plastic-rubber beings for the Lord of the Rings movie recently made a woman into a mermaid. Nadya Vessey (now the second most famous Nadya of 2009) who had to have both her legs amputated before she was 16 asked the ingenious design team to give her a tail. […]

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Tags: Author - Chocoholism

Good News: We are still alive!

March 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Apparently an asteroid nearly blew us all to hell and back. But thanks to the hard work of Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis we were all prepared and the asteroid just PUNKED OUT and flew on by. “The asteroid named 2009 DD45 was about 48,800 miles from Earth. That is just twice the height of […]

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Tags: Author - Nothingjerk · Entertainment

Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones

September 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The father-son company, Human Car, have invented a car even more eco-friendly than the hybrid or whatever that hydrogen fuel-cell is. According to this article from Wired the Imagine car is something straight out of The Flintstones (click to watch the intro). Only instead of Fred and Barney pedaling, it uses arm power (along with […]

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Tags: Author - Chocoholism · News · Random

Pre-Teen Revolutionizes Science

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

How do most people try to win $25,000? They play the lotto. William Yuan, however, uses his super-smart 12-year old brain to invent stuff. Stuff that I can’t understand. He created a 3D solar cell. Not exactly your typical, “exploding volcano” science fair project. The end result – the invention might improve cell efficiency. In […]

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Tags: Author - Chocoholism · News · Random

6 Degrees: We’re Not Talking Kevin Bacon

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

(Getting Paid to Do Nothing, or – A Whole New Meaning to Word “Staycation”) In May, a new batch of test-subjects got ready for the NASA bed-rest experiment. The space agency pays participants $12,000 to stay in bed for 90 days. Seriously, the get paid to do nothing, although they are allowed to roll over […]

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Tags: Author - Chocoholism · Random