In valuable information news, this is a video from the Science Channel taking a deep, stinking dive into the physics and engineering behind how toilets work. It was fascinating. And by fascinating I mean I already knew how toilets work. So, if you don’t feel like watching the video but
Because the Drug Enforcement Agency is clearly two steps ahead of the game, the DEA recently released a chart of emojis for parents to be aware of that may indicate their children may be purchasing and using drugs. Above is that chart. So basically all emojis mean drugs, especially the
Note: Chart has been cropped, keep going to see the whole thing. This is a handy cheatsheet of the collective nouns for different animal groups as compiled by the WriteAtHome blog in alphabetical order. I learned so much by reading it. Mostly, that I would totally smoke the other contestants
This is a clip from the Discovery Channel’s ‘How It’s Made’ detailing how balloons are manufactured. So, if you were ever wondering how balloons are born, watch and be amazed. I imagine it’s relatively similar to how condoms are made, but with far less stringent quality control standards, which is
Because who can ever get enough visual asteroid size comparison videos, this is another from MetaBallStudio featuring a bunch of different sized asteroids, some real, some fictional, but all pale in comparison to the size of Uranus. Literally — the largest asteroid in the video is the fictional Texas-sized one
This is a video from Playboy of bartenders discussing the worst songs to hear on the jukebox at a bar. Almost all agree that Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin” and Chumbawamba’s ‘Tubthumping’ are the absolute worst, with others making the list being anything from the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, and Creedence
In news that’s sure to set the paleontological world ablaze (like an asteroid!), an incredibly well preserved Psittacosaurus specimen was discovered in China, complete with cloacal vent — a hole shared by all the animal’s mechanisms responsible “for pooping, peeing, breeding and egg laying.” Kind of like if a mammal’s
This is a graphic created by Carrie Patrick comparing the weights of various swords to common household objects like cans of chili, loaves of bread, boots, and children. Children thankfully not being that common a household object in my home aside, I learned a lot by looking at the chart.