Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Science Behind the Zombie Apocalypse and Survival

Nowadays, everyone is in on the zombie scene. It appears to be a fad that comes and goes…like vampires (but not the ones that sparkle). We all, then, wonder: could I survive a zombie outbreak? I am here to give you guys the truth and the science. The reason I have the answer isn’t because I have done the tests, but because the kind people at the CDC actually wrote an entire article devoted to it and Bradley Voytek, a neurologist from UC Berkeley. The neuroscientist and a buddy of him decided that the walking decrepit cannibalistic filth in movies suffered from a condition they deemed Consciousness Deficit Hypoactivity Disorder (CDHD). This condition causes “the loss of rational, voluntary and conscious behavior replaced by delusional/impulsive aggression, stimulus-driven attention, the inability to coordinate motor-linguistic behaviors and an insatiable appetite for human flesh.” Instead of going into all the details on how to survive, I will simply provide you all with an awesome infographic:

Below you will see the video of the presentation by the neuroscientists. They recreated the brain of a zombie by studying their behavior in famous movies like “28 Days Later” and “Shaun of the Dead.” Yeah, you wish you were enough of a badass to be able to do that and present it at a neurological convention just because you could!

Via Wired

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ink Cartridges and Disgruntled Employees

If you think about it, all of the descriptions you read online for certain items and goods have to be written by someone. That, apart from possibly being quite the dull job, requires a lot of responsibility. That responsibility was clearly lacking from this man. He got disgruntled one day and realized, “Well, crap, I can write whatever the hell I want and it’ll be read by millions of people!” Too bad he was working writing information about ink cartridges for a website, so all he could do was rant about that. Day in and day out, he wrote more or less the same things. Each day trying to sell more and more ink. Well, he’s had it, and here’s what it looks like:

They’ve since fixed the description, but kept the original one as a memento. You gotta hand it to them…they are good sports! I hope this man still has his job.

Via Inkcartridges.co.uk

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Awesome Teacher

Have you ever been sitting in some sort of class or lecture that just got so boring you wanted to drive to the teacher/professor/lecturer’s house and punch his/her parents in the face for raising such a child? Not me because I don’t get bored. True story. But for those of you who have, wouldn’t something like…oh, I don’t know…your professor fighting with his shadow-self make the whole thing a lot more worthwhile? I think it would. There exists such a professor. He made a name for himself by doing intricately plotted skits with himself and a smartboard playing a video. What ensues is both hilarious and freaking awesome. The first video is him doing a shadow skit, and the others are his other pranks to liven up the class. If only all teachers were like this!

Via Videobash

Monday, July 4, 2011

In the Spirit of the 4th

Meet Eric Jacqmain. He does normal teenager things. But his normal teenager things include building a 5,8oo mirror, 5 ft diameter solar death ray. Yep, that’s right, he is a true patriot. Ready to defend the country, this solar death ray concentrates the sun’s energy on a single point that’s only a few centimeters in diameter. Anything there pretty much spontaneously combusts. I know I would prefer to have this than any firecracker all you losers have. It’s time to upgrade! If anyone that reads this actually attempts to build one, definitely send me a pic or video. In the meantime, Eric will be busy building a 32,000 mirror one because his old one burst into flames because of its sheer awesomeness (that actually happened…except for awesomeness being involved). Check out the video below to see it in action, and happy 4th of July!

Via Gizmodo