Why is the sky dark at night?

This is pretty cool – considering there is a big assed sun fairly close to us, and all the stars in the sky – why is it so dark our there? The question is answered below:

 

 

Dihydrogen monoxide

 

 

BAN DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE – THE INVISIBLE KILLER!

Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year.

What are the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide?

Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

Dihydrogen Monoxide Facts

Dihydrogen monoxide:

  • is also known as hydric acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
  • contributes to the Greenhouse Effect.
  • may cause severe burns.
  • contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
  • accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
  • may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
  • has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Dihydrogen Monoxide Alerts

Contamination is reaching epidemic proportions!

Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. In the midwest alone DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage.

Dihydrogen Monoxide Uses

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

  • as an industrial solvent and coolant.
  • in nuclear power plants.
  • in the production of styrofoam.
  • as a fire retardant.
  • in many forms of cruel animal research.
  • in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
  • as an additive in certain junk-foods and other food products.

Stop the horror – Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

THE HORROR MUST BE STOPPED!

The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its importance to the economic health of this nation. In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical. What you don’t know CAN hurt you and others throughout the world….

This is funny – and whilst technically true I don’t think we should ban water!

Floating in space.

 

So here’s the scenario – you’re in the space shuttle, you pass wind because you unwisely consumed a lot of Newcastle Brown Ale at the pre-launch party and your fellow astronauts flushed you out the airlock without a space suit – how long would you survive?
 
Now i knew a couple of things about this already, but was surprised that how stuff works didn’t quite get it right. so what would happen to your body in the vacuum of space? Here are some facts:

  • Theres no air – so in 15 seconds you would most likely be unconscious. 
  • Pressure effects are similar to scuba diving – so holding your breath can cause your lungs to burst when the air in them expands – but your body won’t explode. 
  • Because of zero pressure the blood would turn to its gaseous state (would be a bit like boiling). 
  • The changes in the blood will cause the same kinds of issues and damage that divers face – there will be massive damage to all internal organs.
  • It’s not cold in space – space is a vacuum and insulates against the heat and cold in the same way as a thermos does
  • Depending on your fitness level you are likely to be dead sometime between a minute and a minute and half.
  • If an astronaut is exposed to space the treatment is to bring him in the spaceship (recon press him/her) and give oxygen. Of course because of the internal injuries it could be too late.

There’s actually been an astronaut who had a hole in his glove once – and he didn’t notice it until he got back nf realized he had a uncomfy red area on his hand, and a further investigation led them to finding a hole in his glove – since then there is a procedure to check gloves every 30 minutes. In the case of the glove if memory serves correctly the difference in pressure inside and outside the suit caused the astronauts skin to seal the breach. I could be wrong about this and am too lazy to google stuff this morning.

Where do piggy banks come from?

Cookware and pottery used to be made out of an orange clay named pygg, and coins would be stored in a jar made of this. Apparently an english potter didn’t know this and made someone a piggy bank rather than a pygg bank. It was kind of fun, and caught on!

…i don’t know how true that story actually is but it kind of makes sense because Pygg does really exist, and money was collected in jars made of pygg.

Tron legacy

Found a really fascinating albeit slightly geeky blog entry on the creation of the special effects in Tron Legacy, from one of the guys that worked on it.  I loved the film, as well as the original. I was delighted to see the original got a bit part in the newer movie and thought it had stunning special effects.
 

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Cheers

Interesting fact – The origin of when you bang your glasses together to say cheers or good health…

Back in dark times when people used to poison each other to get ahead in life, and generally didn’t trust each other, Banging glasses together would allow a small amount of drink to enter each others glasses. If someone wanted to poison you they obviously they would not do this…

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