Browsing: Science

So you’ve probably heard that birds are distant relatives of dinosaurs  like the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Velociraptor.  You also probably heard about that time Kirk Cameron tried to debunk evolution by badly Photoshopping an crocodile’s head to a duck’s body, much to the amusement of the scientific community as well as the Internet.  But…

Curious about what the freaking hell that thing pictured is? Well it’ s a spunky little guy called a black swallower, or Chiasmodon niger (careful how you say that out loud) if you’re into knowing the scientific names of things that exist solely in your nightmares. The huge, painfully bloated area you can see directly…

Americans love their meat, like a whole hell of a lot. But only certain kinds of meat; when news broke that the Department of Agriculture was to approve a horse meat processing plant, people got upset. Yes, slaughterhouse conditions for other common livestock is horrendous, and horses are “companion animals,” but it’s not uncommon for…

Our beloved blue planet gets pelted with debris from space all the time but, since most of it burns up or break apart in the atmosphere, it’s usually not a problem. Even when one does make it to the ground, they are rarely much larger than a small rock, minimizing the damage they’re capable of…

As sound is basically just a wave, it’s entirely possible to completely and utterly eliminate it by blasting another sound of the exact opposite frequency at it, at the same volume. This is known as anti-sound. In fact there’s a machine that has been invented that is capable of blasting out anti-sound tuned to whatever…

From a very early age, we learn that optimism is the key to happiness. Unfortunately, when people catch a disease, especially an incurable one, they tend to lose their optimism and fall into depression, and this only aggravates their condition. Even though this attitude is perfectly explainable, as being ill is the essence of human suffering,…

The AC-130 (that big-ass plane from Call of Duty) packs enough weaponry to obliterate virtually anything from a mile up in the skies. Along with this however, it’s almost impossible to shoot down due to something colloquially known as “Angel flares”. These flares are so named because when the AC-130 drops them, they seem to…

The fear of spiders is one of the most common fears amongst humans. Some say it’s because spiders are among the least human-looking animals on Earth, while others say it’s because those of our ancestors who were afraid of spiders were more likely to survive, and the fear is inbuilt in our genetics. Still others…

Let’s get one thing clear before we begin: at the risk of sounding controversial, TopTenz does not endorse drug abuse. It will ruin your life, and you should be doing more productive things with your time anyway, like reading TopTenz lists. That being said, animals that do drugs are hilarious. Some animals do them for…

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