And just to reiterate: Ebola comes from Africa. If you hear someone saying that the children coming through the border with Mexico will bring Ebola into the United States with them, it is your duty as an American to tell that person he (or she) is an idiot. (Graphic via visualscience)
I suspect C.C. Lemon contains a high percentage of caffeine. And once again, Japan shows its obsession with high school girls.
Just for the record, you don’t jump off of buildings and live. Do not try this at home. These are paid professionals with special effects added.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared at Netroots Nation Friday and explained it all to you.
Most true Americans believe these things, not the stuff that the Tea Party terrorists stand for, and …
Wait?! Wasn’t that the Incredible Hulk at the end? If we’re gonna fight, and Hulk smash, we will win.
After the Supreme Court ruling on whether women can control their bodies (the five old Catholic guys on the court say no), it’s time to think about the perception of women as weaklings who need a man to tell them what to do.
Which means it’s time to really reassess what people think when someone says, “You do that like a girl.”
Apparently, there’s an epidemic of whooping cough on the West Coast, even though there’s a vaccine that can wipe it out. (Via USA Today):
Scientists are searching for clues to the resurgence of whooping cough, a nearly forgotten childhood infection causing outbreaks around the country.
California last week announced a whooping cough epidemic, reporting more than 800 cases in two weeks, along with two deaths in infants. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 10,000 cases so far this year of whooping cough, also known as pertussis.
Although whooping cough is cyclical, peaking every three to five years, cases have soared in the past decade, with 48,277 cases in 2012, the largest number in 50 years.
The best defense against whooping cough is vaccination, says Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health.
The reason: There are people in this country who, when faced with getting their medical advice from either a Nobel Prize winner in medicine or a former Playboy centerfold figure the boobmeister has a better grasp on health issues.
I don’t know. I guess that’s God’s way of thinning out the herd.
Anyway, listen to this. It makes sense.
Stop listening to the kooks.
If you watch the pattern of Manhattanites at work and at home during a normal day, this is what it looks like in a graphic representation, where people at work turn an area red and people at home turn an area blue (via Darkhorse Analytics):
Looks like an alien life form, right.
(For all you folks out in the sticks, that rectangle toward the middle is Central Park. Technically, no one lives there, but there are a lot of homeless people who would probably disagree.
I always wondered why, when I lived in England, every public service seemed to take more effort than required. This answer seems as legitimate as any other (From the Independent):
Cocaine use in the UK is now so common that traces of the drug have contaminated the drinking water supply, a report has shown.
In a study to assess the dangers from pharmaceutical compounds appearing in the water we drink, scientists discovered traces of cocaine after it had gone through intensive purification treatments.
Experts from the Drinking Water Inspectorate found supplies contained benzoylecgonine, the metabolised form of the drug that appears once it has passed through the body. It is the same compound that is looked for in urine-based drug tests for cocaine.
Now I know why the term “Your Highness” is so popular in London.
Note to the Discovery Channel: You really should leave sharks alone.
Note to humans: We’re No. 2!
Bill Gates (yeah, the billionaire) says:
This week over at my blog, TheGatesNotes, we’re hosting Mosquito Week. It’s modeled on the Discovery Channel’s annual fear-fest, Shark Week. But compared to mosquitoes, sharks are wimps.
I hate mosquitoes. They drive me crazy. One sent me to the hospital. It was late one night and a mosquito buzzed in my ear when I was home in Staten Island. So I grabbed a newspaper and stalked it as it flew up a wall. It was too high to reach, so I climbed up on a table that broke under my weight and ran a screw into my toe. Since the toe wouldn’t stop bleeding, I drove myself to the hospital, where they proceeded to make me sit in an emergency room for three hours. By the time they got to me. The bleeding stopped and they gave me a bandage.
I never did get that mosquito. Did I say I hate the little bastards? If there’s one animal I’d put on the top of my list for extinction … you guessed it.
Agribusiness isn’t going to like this: