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Jul 24

He went from shirtless, to backed by as many tuxedoed people as possible.
4 Musical Geniuses Hiding in Unexpected Bands

#3. Kip Winger Writes Symphonies
Kip Winger is all about music. He started studying classical music at age 16 after hearing different composers in ballet class. When the ’80s ended and grunge hate-fucked glam rock into the grave, the band members kind of went their own directions. In the late ’90s, Kip decided that he wanted to continue his old childhood passion of learning classical music and enrolled himself in the University of New Mexico, where he studied with some of the biggest names in composing.

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He went from shirtless, to backed by as many tuxedoed people as possible.

4 Musical Geniuses Hiding in Unexpected Bands

#3. Kip Winger Writes Symphonies

Kip Winger is all about music. He started studying classical music at age 16 after hearing different composers in ballet class. When the ’80s ended and grunge hate-fucked glam rock into the grave, the band members kind of went their own directions. In the late ’90s, Kip decided that he wanted to continue his old childhood passion of learning classical music and enrolled himself in the University of New Mexico, where he studied with some of the biggest names in composing.

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startthemachine:

New life goal: get on the level of the drummer from Toto.

*”Africa” playing in our heads forever*

startthemachine:

New life goal: get on the level of the drummer from Toto.

*”Africa” playing in our heads forever*

vyrkiraset:

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Hey so Chris Hadfield wrote us an article (!) involving pooping and peeing (!!!!!!!).
6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

#5. Going to the Bathroom in Space Is Awesome
For the solid waste, air sucks it into storage, where it’s exposed to the vacuum of space, which kills off any bacteria and neutralizes the smell. We have to brace ourselves in order to keep the digested remnants of our freeze-dried ice cream from floating off into the station, but other than a bit of an upward draft, it’s rather comfortable. The waste is packed onto returning supply ships, which burn up when re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere (so if you saw a shooting star in early 2013, you might have had me to thank, although I wouldn’t recommend wishing upon it).
For urine, men use a funnel and women use a cup. These attach to a tube that sucks the urine into storage, where it’s later converted into drinking water. It’s expensive and impractical to bring water up to the station, so every drop of refinable liquid counts. And you can pee upside down, which I did, just for fun. Wouldn’t you?

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I’m a scientist and I couldn’t stop reading this at work. Amazing article, super inspiring and quite frankly fucking awesome. I want to pee upside down

Why do science teachers not welcome students the first day with “Work hard enough at this and you get to pee upside down”?

vyrkiraset:

cracked:

Hey so Chris Hadfield wrote us an article (!) involving pooping and peeing (!!!!!!!).

6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

#5. Going to the Bathroom in Space Is Awesome

For the solid waste, air sucks it into storage, where it’s exposed to the vacuum of space, which kills off any bacteria and neutralizes the smell. We have to brace ourselves in order to keep the digested remnants of our freeze-dried ice cream from floating off into the station, but other than a bit of an upward draft, it’s rather comfortable. The waste is packed onto returning supply ships, which burn up when re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere (so if you saw a shooting star in early 2013, you might have had me to thank, although I wouldn’t recommend wishing upon it).

For urine, men use a funnel and women use a cup. These attach to a tube that sucks the urine into storage, where it’s later converted into drinking water. It’s expensive and impractical to bring water up to the station, so every drop of refinable liquid counts. And you can pee upside down, which I did, just for fun. Wouldn’t you?

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I’m a scientist and I couldn’t stop reading this at work. Amazing article, super inspiring and quite frankly fucking awesome.

I want to pee upside down

Why do science teachers not welcome students the first day with “Work hard enough at this and you get to pee upside down”?

Jul 23

It’s not like you can put two hours of gay panic jokes together AND find the energy to call Ken Jeong.
18 Offensive Stereotypes You Still See in Movies and On TV

It’s not like you can put two hours of gay panic jokes together AND find the energy to call Ken Jeong.

18 Offensive Stereotypes You Still See in Movies and On TV

"That’s Doctor Frownbeard McMustardStain to youuuuuuuAAAUGH—”
5 Recent Blockbusters That Prove Movies Hate Science

#5. Everything About Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Happens Because of One Lab Full of Terrible Scientists
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes shows us a world where apes have risen to power after humanity was decimated by a horrific virus, two events that can be directly traced back to a single terrible scientist: Frownbeard McMustardStain. Franklin (the obviously inferior name the filmmakers decided to go with for some insane reason), a lab technician/monkey expert, winds up becoming patient zero to the destruction of mankind when no one bothers to follow standard quarantine procedure after he is obviously contaminated during an experiment.

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"That’s Doctor Frownbeard McMustardStain to youuuuuuuAAAUGH—”

5 Recent Blockbusters That Prove Movies Hate Science

#5. Everything About Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Happens Because of One Lab Full of Terrible Scientists

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes shows us a world where apes have risen to power after humanity was decimated by a horrific virus, two events that can be directly traced back to a single terrible scientist: Frownbeard McMustardStain. Franklin (the obviously inferior name the filmmakers decided to go with for some insane reason), a lab technician/monkey expert, winds up becoming patient zero to the destruction of mankind when no one bothers to follow standard quarantine procedure after he is obviously contaminated during an experiment.

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Luckily Jar Jar and Watto are upstanding icons of tolerance.
18 Offensive Stereotypes You Still See in Movies and On TV

Luckily Jar Jar and Watto are upstanding icons of tolerance.

18 Offensive Stereotypes You Still See in Movies and On TV

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See what they all have in common? Aside from being paintings?
6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries We Just Made About Famous Art

#6. Portraits Usually Show the Left Side of the Face Due to a Weird Brain Bias
Sam Kean, author of The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, studied this weird phenomenon. He says that if the choice of which side to depict was totally random, we would find that gallery collections have roughly a third of all portraits facing straight forward, a third facing to the left, and a third facing to the right (obviously). However, studies show that this isn’t the case — about 60 percent of subjects sit with their left cheek facing the viewer, their left eye practically in the middle of the painting. It’s twice as common as it should be.

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See what they all have in common? Aside from being paintings?

6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries We Just Made About Famous Art

#6. Portraits Usually Show the Left Side of the Face Due to a Weird Brain Bias

Sam Kean, author of The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, studied this weird phenomenon. He says that if the choice of which side to depict was totally random, we would find that gallery collections have roughly a third of all portraits facing straight forward, a third facing to the left, and a third facing to the right (obviously). However, studies show that this isn’t the case — about 60 percent of subjects sit with their left cheek facing the viewer, their left eye practically in the middle of the painting. It’s twice as common as it should be.

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Take a movie that ends with an astronaut surfing in space as country music plays. Add on H.R. Giger. The rest is cinema history.
4 Insane Unknown Backstories Behind Famous Movies

#4. Alien Is Based on the Wacky Sci-Fi Comedy Dark Star
For those who haven’t seen it, Dark Star is a low-budget 1974 sci-fi comedy about blue collar workers in a spaceship, and sorry for spoiling the ending just now. It’s also the blueprint for Ridley Scott’s Alien, and not because the plots are kinda similar — it’s because the writer of both movies, Dan O’Bannon, straight up said Alien was “Dark Star as a horror movie instead of a comedy.”

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Take a movie that ends with an astronaut surfing in space as country music plays. Add on H.R. Giger. The rest is cinema history.

4 Insane Unknown Backstories Behind Famous Movies

#4. Alien Is Based on the Wacky Sci-Fi Comedy Dark Star

For those who haven’t seen it, Dark Star is a low-budget 1974 sci-fi comedy about blue collar workers in a spaceship, and sorry for spoiling the ending just now. It’s also the blueprint for Ridley Scott’s Alien, and not because the plots are kinda similar — it’s because the writer of both movies, Dan O’Bannon, straight up said Alien was “Dark Star as a horror movie instead of a comedy.”

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