30th Aug 2014
finding-things-out:

Take a moment…or two and just stare at this GIF. Notice anything strange?
About 1 in 100 people hear sounds when they see images flash or move, even when no physical sound is present. The sound is all in their heads, but it’s not imagination. This experience is due to a cross-activation of sensory centers in the brain - a benign neurological trait called synaesthesia. People with “hearing-motion” synesthesia describe their sound perceptions with words like whirring, buzzing, wobbling, tapping, or beeping. For those who have it, synesthesia is an automatic occurrence usually experienced since childhood. It does not require effort or attention.  Someone with hearing-motion synesthesia may not even realize that he or she hears sounds that others do not. 

finding-things-out:

Take a moment…or two and just stare at this GIF. Notice anything strange?

About 1 in 100 people hear sounds when they see images flash or move, even when no physical sound is present. The sound is all in their heads, but it’s not imagination. This experience is due to a cross-activation of sensory centers in the brain - a benign neurological trait called synaesthesia. People with “hearing-motion” synesthesia describe their sound perceptions with words like whirring, buzzing, wobbling, tapping, or beeping. For those who have it, synesthesia is an automatic occurrence usually experienced since childhood. It does not require effort or attention.  Someone with hearing-motion synesthesia may not even realize that he or she hears sounds that others do not. 

(Source: gifmovie)

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chrisuphues:

Giant robot 
X Chris Uphues

chrisuphues:

Giant robot
X Chris Uphues

30th Aug 2014
bad-postcards:

THE COUNTRY OF TEXAS

A TEXAS “HOWDY”…
Everything you want in one state you’ll find the most of in Texas: It’s the biggest, the hottest, coldest, wildest, ruggedest country on earth. In short, (if anything can be in Texas), it’s the “greatest” hunk of land in this, and nearly any other, Union. In true Texas tradition everything is colossal…from the mountains, deserts, green pastures, ranches and rivers scattered at random over 260,000 square miles, to the pink grapefruit, red sunsets and blankets of bluebonnets. All this, plus enough natural gas under it to float it away, but enough dough, dogies and derricks to keep it ‘hog-tied’ — combines to produce that special breed called “Texan”. The tall men, tall-tales, long-horn steers and pretty gals are enough to shut my mouth and just say…”Howdy, from Texas!”

bad-postcards:

THE COUNTRY OF TEXAS

A TEXAS “HOWDY”…

Everything you want in one state you’ll find the most of in Texas: It’s the biggest, the hottest, coldest, wildest, ruggedest country on earth. In short, (if anything can be in Texas), it’s the “greatest” hunk of land in this, and nearly any other, Union. In true Texas tradition everything is colossal…from the mountains, deserts, green pastures, ranches and rivers scattered at random over 260,000 square miles, to the pink grapefruit, red sunsets and blankets of bluebonnets. All this, plus enough natural gas under it to float it away, but enough dough, dogies and derricks to keep it ‘hog-tied’ — combines to produce that special breed called “Texan”. The tall men, tall-tales, long-horn steers and pretty gals are enough to shut my mouth and just say…”Howdy, from Texas!”

30th Aug 2014

Is this really why Ebola health workers are collapsing?

From another Daily Mail article (see “What’s shocking is how Ebola patients look before they die…”), Dr. Oliver Johnson describes working in protective gear: “The heat of the suits is quickly overwhelming, as your goggles steam up and you feel the sweat dripping underneath. And the smell of chlorine is intense.”

Getting the picture? Imagine losing five quarts of water from your body in an hour. While you’re trapped inside a bulky hazmat suit. While you’re treating a patient who, for example, wants to do everything he can to escape the clinic.

Imagine needing two hours after you climb out of your suit to rehydrate. Then you go back for more. Of course you also decontaminate yourself with toxic chemicals, including chlorine.

And as one doctor mentioned above, you’re also inhaling chlorine, a highly toxic compound, while you’re inside the hazmat suit, and while you’re approaching shock from loss of all those body fluids.

And then, imagine, because you want to treat as many patients as possible, you don’t do just one hour at a time inside the hazmat torture, you expand the time to two hours. How many quarts of body fluid do you then lose in one shift?

But of course, this has absolutely nothing to do with why you might fall ill. No. If you fall ill, or collapse, or suddenly die, it’s Ebola.

Sure it is.

No need to wonder. Don’t ask questions. Believe the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. They always tell the truth.

30th Aug 2014
bad-postcards:

GIANT CACTUS ENVY

Giant Cactus on Duval Street, Key West, Florida.

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GIANT CACTUS ENVY

Giant Cactus on Duval Street, Key West, Florida.

30th Aug 2014
bad-postcards:

WAX DEAN

JAMES DEAN in “REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE”
Movieland Wax MuseumBuena Park, California
Achieving stardom in “East of Eden,” his first picture, Dean had a brief, brilliant career. Besides “Rebel,” he made “Giant,” for which he was nominated to receive the year’s Best Performance Award. But he died in a tragic auto accident, aged 24, before he knew results of the balloting.

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WAX DEAN

JAMES DEAN in “REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE”

Movieland Wax Museum
Buena Park, California

Achieving stardom in “East of Eden,” his first picture, Dean had a brief, brilliant career. Besides “Rebel,” he made “Giant,” for which he was nominated to receive the year’s Best Performance Award. But he died in a tragic auto accident, aged 24, before he knew results of the balloting.

30th Aug 2014