Friday, September 30, 2011

Holy Glowing Bananas Batman....

Quick... Grab a ripe banana and a blacklight. We know you still have it in your college box in the garage. Turn it on and see that banana glow bright blue. Now compare it to an unripe banana. You can barely see it. No other plant or fruit has this effect. The glow is from the break down of Chlorophyll (more like BORE-O-PHYLL) in the banana when it goes from green to yellow of the remaining chemical Carotenoids. This comes in handy for animals like bats that are able to see ultraviolet light waves and distinguish ripe from unripe bananas.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ohhhh.... NEVERMIND!!!!

Because tomorrow (9/24) is the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana album "Nevermind" dropping and helping change the course of music, I decided to do a little Nirvana F.F.F....

Did you know that they were originally thinking of naming themselves "Pen Cap Chew" and "Ted Ed Fred" before settling on the name "Nirvana". Cobain wanted something pretty to offset their music.

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Alright... Cause I'm Saved By The Bell....

So who doesn't love the show "Saved By The Bell"? And if you don't, go watch it again.

Did you know that the final "Graduation" episode of their senior year had already been filmed when the studio got orders for more episodes. Tiffani Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley were already involved in other projects so they brought in a ringer. "Tori" was brought in mid season and Kelly and Jessie magically popped back in again. Their appearance and her disappearance from the show was never explained.

The high school set has been redressed and used in many other school shows like "iCarly" and "That's So Raven". One more quick fact is that Zach, Slater, and Screech are the only 3 cast members to appear in ever single episode.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Hahahaha... Not the kind you are thinking.

Did you know that the donkey is probably more interesting than you ever thought. Donkeys are surprisingly smart. Smarter than a horse actually. They can remember other donkeys that they associated with 25 years before. They are also great defenders and will protect herds of sheep and goats. In the desert, donkeys are able to communicate up to 60 miles away. The most random thing about donkeys I would say is that their favorite past time is actually to just roll around on the ground.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Human Legacy....

Did you know that if humans disappeared from the face of the earth today, that 50,000 years from now, there would only be one thing left that was proof we even existed. Mt. Rushmore is all that would remain. All other artifacts would have crumbled and deteriorated except from those four faces on that mountain. So consider that our human legacy.