Friday, May 8, 2015

So Cute...So Thirsty....

K. So  we can go like 3-5 days on average without water before we croak. And we all know that camels are sooooo superior to us and can go like two weeks without water using their humps, their humps, their lovely camel humps.

The Kangaroo Rat says big effing deal to the camel.  They have developed a way to produce a metabolic water within their own body and have specialized kidneys. This gives them the ability to last their entire lives (roughly 5 years) without a single drop of water.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fun Fact Friday the 13th.... The Face Behind The Mask (part 2)

So it's another creepy Fun Fact Friday the 13th.  The last one I did was about Michael Myers his mask, and today it is all about Jason Voorhees. 

Originally Jason back in 1980 in the first movie you just saw him for a split second and could barely make out his disfigured face.  In the second movie he had a sack with eye holes over his head. 

Any time he was to be seen without the sack it would take hours upon hours to get him into make up to make him look disfigured so by the 3rd movie someone suggested that he pick up a hockey mask to cover up that one of his victims was wearing.... and the rest is history.

Sometimes it pays to be lazy. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Marge Simpson... the "woman" behind the tall hair.

So we all know who Marge Simpson is from The Simpsons. And if you don't your life has kind of lacked meaning.

I recently found out a few months ago that the reason she has that tall hair was because Matt Groening (the creator of the show) had a long time running prank he was going to play on all of us and reveal on the last show that she was in fact a rabbit from another show of his Life Is Hell.  So behind all that hair is a set of tall bunny ears.

He later ended up giving up on that idea because the show will never clearly end.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Spider Web... You Are The Weakest Link....

So the Golden Orb spider doesn't produce the worlds strongest biological material anymore. Sorry spider fans.

Scientists have recently discovered an even stronger material. The tiny teeth of the Patella Vulgata Limpet in Southampton U.K. The teeth are on something resembling a tongue which the gastropod uses to scrap the rocks for algae.

The tensile strength needed to break these teeth is 3-6.5 gigapascals (GPA). If you're having a hard time relating that to the everyday (as I did), it is in the order of a strand of spaghetti holding up 3,000 pounds.

The teeth get their strength from being made by a mineral called goethite which contains iron in a fiborous structure and are encased in a protein.

Image via University of Portsmouth