Monday, August 13, 2012

Simple Home Remedies...

Via my mom and some additional sources on the web:
  1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto. The blockage will be almost instantly removed.
  2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.
  3. Avoid arguments with the little woman about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.
  4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.
  5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
  6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough.
  7. Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and you will forget about the toothache.
  8. You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
  9. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
  10. Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when they're pushed down the stairs.
  11. Never, under any circumstances, take a laxative and sleeping pills on the same night.

100,000 DPI...

I used to think that 600 dots-per-inch (DPI) color laser printers were fantastical, futuristic devices, printing 360,000 dots in every square inch.  Researchers at IMRE have completely blown that resolution away by inventing a technique for printing at 100,000 DPI (that's a trillion dots per square inch!).  Awesome!

Sloan Digital Sky Survey...

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has cataloged some 400,000 galaxies (each with billions of stars), including their locations in the universe.  Below is a video made by “flying” through a simulation created from this data.  It's the best 3D visualization of our universe that I've ever seen...