Soda? Pop? What is it called?!?!?! This is probably one of the most heated debates I get in to with people from other states (Except people from the Deep South who ask if I would like a cold Co-Cola. I freaking love that). Whenever we have this debate, the debaters are always trying to figure out if its a regional thing or just a blow to a head that causes them to address the cold sweet fizzy syrup as something different that what they call it. Joshua Katz, a Ph.D candidate at North Carolina State University, has taken data from a questionnaire of regional dialects and mapped the information out in order to lend a little order to the madness.
Thanks to Gizmodo for this video.
… just sound like they have to be awesome, does it not? Well thankfully, these artists do not disappoint. Kinetic light sculptures are awe-inspiringly beautiful works that essentially look like your iTunes visualizer playing out right in front of you. If you are a fan of hallucinogenic drugs, you are going to want to save your money for one of these.
Few pictures of animals have ever left me in the kind of awe that this one did. This, ladies and gents, is the Tibetan Mastiff, the most expensive dog in the world. Continue reading
I have always been fascinated by sharks. I must have read the shark Zoobooks at least 100 times as a young’n, and when we would visit family in Hawaii, I would sit and stare with my mouth wide open staring at the sharks at the local aquariums and their massive jagged jaws. The sleek cold beauty of a shark is simply unmatched in nature. Due to the ridiculous excitement over Discovery Channel’s Shark Week every year, I don’t think I am the only one with an affinity for these aquatic dinosaurs. As a result, I think we are all fairly well educated on the crazy biological developments in sharks that make them the ultimate seafaring predator. However, I recently came across one fact that makes sharks even more badass – baby sharks battle it out in the womb to be the chosen one.
A few years ago, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, built a new Cowboys’ Stadium (lovingly referred to as “Jerry World”). Jerry World is an absolute palace of sports and entertainment on a massive scale – the stadium can fit upwards of 100,000 people and cost close to $1 billion to construct. The home of the Cowboys included what is by far the largest screen most people had ever seen. It almost spans the length of the football field, going from 20 yard line to 20 yard line, and even has a “smaller” screen inside it that can drop down for events on a smaller surface, such as basketball, since the large screen dwarfs a basketball court. This stadium, and the screen in particular, exemplified the spirit of Texas and Jerry Jones himself – Bigger.
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