IT'S the Great Right Brain vs Left Brain Test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.
LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
words and language
present and past
math and science
knows object name
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
"big picture" oriented
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
knows object function
Shit...Link & blockquote via timesonline.co.uk...
A study of 30 university students aged between 20 and 24 years old found that drinking just one 250ml sugar-free can of the caffeinated energy drink increased the “stickiness” of the blood and raised the risk of blood clots forming.
All we are is dust in the wind, dude. Link via Astronomy Picture of the Day. Blockquote via Kitsune Noir...
Seriously though, space is the place. I was reading an article over on Wired and in traditional me fashion, I end up straying somewhere else following a link and stumble on something else that gets me all excited. The photo above is a photo of The Milky Way viewed from the Kofa Mountains in Arizona, and it’s one of those things you see and you can’t believe it’s real. I honestly can’t think of anything more awesome than this. If you asked me who would win in a fight, I would bet The Milky Way over anyone or anything else, that’s just how bad-ass that galaxy is.
Had to rescale the original to fit within the dimension of the current layout. Click the image above for for the full version and/or check out Nikon's Compare & Contrast: Life, the Universe, and Everything for a much grander one...
Novec 1230 fluid, (also known as "Dry Water" and "Waterless Water"), is an environmentally friendly Halon replacement for gaseous fire suppression manufactured by 3M. It is generally used in situations where water from a fire sprinkler would damage expensive equipment or where water-based fire protection is impractical, such as museums, banks, clean rooms and hospitals . 3M™ Novec™ 1230 fluid does not deplete ozone (ODP 0) and has an atmospheric lifetime of 5 days and a GWP of 1.It is also known as "SEVO 1230" by SEVO Systems, Inc. Chemically, it is a fluorinated ketone with the systematic name 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5-nonafluoro-4-(trifluor omethyl)-3-pentanone and the structural formula CF3CF2C(=O)CF(CF3)2, a fully fluorinated analog of ethyl isopropyl ketone.
Protip: Use your scroll wheel. Link & blockquote via Nikon...
This world in which we live, the universe that comprises our world.
In order to better understand them, humans have assigned to the them the concept of "size" so they may be comprehended by all.
Nevertheless, there are actually very few things that we can see with our eyes or feel with our own hands.
Our curiosity brings us to use objects visible to the naked eye as yardsticks to identify those things invisible and give them new units of measurement.
We are now capable of comparing and ranking these entities.
Putting the cart before the horse, but nevertheless, caught the above clip while reading page 2 of Newsweek's Falling Man story...
There are also two applications (Desktop Earth 2 for PC users & OSXplanet 1.0.1 for Mac users) that will set these images real time as desktop wallpaper. (link via die.net)
Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated every 3 hours with current weather satellite imagery.
And chances are you'll drown. Link & blockquote via ubasics.com...
Ever wondered where you would end up if you started digging straight down. Now we have the answer! Most of the planet is covered in water, so most diggers will dig into some ocean or another. What little land there is is generally not opposite other land. Some of South America and Asia, for instance, are opposite each other, but most Americans will swim in the Indian Ocean.
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