Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Don't Fear The Reaper


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Row, Row, Row Your Boat



Sorry about that.

In November 2014 the Snowflake Regatta was held in Riverhead, New York.

A few days later, a video surfaced showing the hilarious mishaps the novice rowers got themselves into.

Very high comedic value in this one. Just enjoy.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Eye Floaters Explained

Have you ever wondered what those floaty things in your eye that seem to move along with your eye movement are?

What about those fast moving things you see when you look at a clear blue sky?

The following video by TED-ed explains both phenomena in an easy to understand and concise way.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jimmy Fallon Reunites "Saved By The Bell" Cast

If you were born around the early 80s, and you used to watch "Saved by the Bell", let the nostalgia begin.

- Why weren't Screech and Lisa there?
- Because Belding ate them.

(stole it from the Youtube comments)

Seriously though... unfortunately it seems that Screech (played by Dustin Diamond) has been having run-ins with the law, while Lisa (played by Lark Voorhies) has had to deal with some mental issues.

Here are links for anyone who didn't get the "I'm so excited!" and the "dating Nicole Kidman" jokes.

And also, just in case, the "Jessie becoming a stripper" joke.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Going With The Flow

Guillaume Néry is a French freediver (underwater diving which relies on the diver holding his/her breath) who has been the world record holder multiple times, ultimately reaching -117m during a dive near Kalamata, Greece.

In case you're interested in knowing, the current records for constant weight apnea (like what Néry is practicing) is set at -128m, while the record for no-limits apnea (where they stand still and use a weight to take them down, and then an inflatable bag to bring them back up) is set at -214m! (source)

Here he is freely riding the current.

I'm amazed by how long he can hold his breath (yes, this might have taken multiple takes, but still very impressive).

When I go to use the restroom at work, sometimes there is this unimaginable stink from people doing number twos (seriously, what do these people eat, and why don't they go at home?), and I try to hold my breath as best as I can. Well, the best that I can seems to be only 20sec. Freedivers of this guy's caliber easily reach the 3min mark, and many can go beyond 5min, while swimming at the same time. Simply amazing.

Here's another great film featuring him, and based on the hallucinations he sometimes gets when diving: