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Science is Very Awesome!

Science is Very Awesome!

1- Terrafugia’s Next Hybrid Car
 Some of you might be thinking of the Jetsons but this is for real! It's the Terrafugia’s TF-X concept flying car that is also a Hybrid and a street legal plug-in. Can you imagine lifting-up from a highway during rush hour traffic and flying away?!

The next TF-X will have four-seats, collapsible wings, retractable propellers and an emergency parachute system. The best part is, it will be capable of driving and flying on its own!

Terrafugia’s CEO Car Dietrich said, “This is the right time for us to begin thinking about the future". We think he's right and wonder what type of license we will need to drive/fly one of these. We especially can't wait to try that "Vertical Takeoff and Landing"!

2- Mechanitis Butterfly Chrysalis
These metallic mirrored beauties are the chrysalis of the Mechanitis polymnia, or Orange-spotted Tiger Clearwing butterflies. This grouping of chrysalis was found in Costa Rica. While as butterflies they're indigenous to the neotropical regions of Mexico, Central and South America.

It's no wonder the chrysalis' are as spectacular as their adult butterfly counterparts, of which there are two types. One has tortoise shell patterns on its wings and the other is the "glasswings", with transparent or translucent wings.

The butterfly is unpalatable to birds, and therefore mimicked in appearance by many other butterfly species and even insects. Birds "memorize butterfly patterns" and steer clear of the Mechanitis and their mimickers. Human observers too find the original Mechanitis tricky to identify!

3- The Beautiful Death
The Ring Nebula is a old relative of our Sun, but it's dying as it runs out of hydrogen fuel at its core. The size of its gas cloud spans 10-trillion kilometers across as it explodes. At one time it was estimated to be twice the size of our Sun, although it gives scientists clues to what someday will happen to our Sun.

The Ring Nebula has many names: NASA also dubbed the star, 'Cat's Eye Nebula' when the Hubble Space Telescope captured it in 1994, and it's official label is NGC 6543.

The Ring Nebula's estimated age is 1,000 years old, and it's 3,000 light-years away in the northern constellation Draco. It's shape now is like a hollow barrow with hot gases creating a rainbow lit interior. We use the term 'Nebula', which refers to the glow of spectacular colors!

4- Nemo: a Hermaphrodite?
Yes, studies reveal that Clown Fish is just "that". Actually their scientific condition is termed.. ready for this? "Protandrous Sequential Hermaphrodites"!

Sequential Hermaphrodite's sex organs can change from male to female at some point in their life. This benefits their species' reproduction and survival. Studies show the Clown fish live within a group of all males and one lone female.

If the female dies, the alpha male turns into a female and takes over her role. So this possibly means when Nemo's mom died, his father could've changed into a female. Surely we'll never watch 'Finding Nemo' the same way again.

The Funniest NBA Fan Signs

The Funniest NBA Fan Signs

1- Lincredible Vibes
Maybe this girl knows more about Jeremy Lin than we do. More likely, she has a crippling case of Linsanity.

2- Pau the Llama
I've always known Pau Gasol had a strong resemblance to some farm animal, I just could never pinpoint which one. Thank you to this fan for helping me to see the....llama.

3- Paul Pierce Has a Better Parking Spot than You
Paul Pierce is old, and old athletes are the easiest of targets. But seriously, I bet his parking spot at the Garden is phenomenal.

4- Yeah, Right.
As the stalwart playoff contender and model franchise in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs have made consistency and team play their recipe for consistent success. So, to suggest any night in San Antonio is "Nasty Time" is like saying Grandpa Marvin is getting freaky on Bingo Night, it's just not happening.

5- The Ire of Cleveland
Lebron used to be a king in Cleveland, so by joining another elite player he is a prince. Is this going to be part of the next Game of Thrones episode?

Habits of a Happy Relationship

Habits of a Happy Relationship

1- Settle disputes peacefully
When you feel anger, avoid saying or yelling words you can't take back, instead have a planned agreement that you each will back away.

2- Spend quality time Together
Make time for each other. With busy schedules we often forget to relax and enjoy others. Two people can be right next to each other, yet miles apart. Ignoring someone, often hurts more than angry words! Carve out special time for just the two of you once a week.

3- Appreciate and Help each other Grow
Having an open appreciation for your significant other leads to a productive, fulfilling and peaceful union. Cheer for their victories. Celebrate their accomplishments, and encourage their goals and ambitions! Challenge them to be the best they can be.

4- Live with Integrity
 Trust in each other and know you haven’t been used or taken advantage of, it creates inner peace and security. Lies fester, but the truth heals or prevents trouble. Live daily with fairness, integrity and reliability.

5- Be Loyal and Devoted
True love and real friendship aren’t about being inseparable. Love is about two people being true to each other even when they are separated. When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option, but a priority. Loyalty is everything.

The Greatest Rock Songs of All Time

The Greatest Rock Songs of All Time

1- Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Originally formed in 1964 Lynyrad Skynyrd rose to worldwide recognition due to its driving live performances and signature tune, "Free Bird." At the peak of its success, three members died in an airplane crash, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation.

2- I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a landmark song in the history of Motown. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. It has since become a signature song for Marvin Gaye, who released it on October 30, 1968. Gaye's version has since become a landmark in pop music.

3- Light My Fire - Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The band took its name from Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, the title of which was a reference to a William Blake quotation: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."

4- Layla - Derek & the Dominos
"Layla" is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally released by their blues rock band Derek and the Dominos. It is considered one of rock music's definitive love songs, featuring Eric Clapton and Duane Allman's unmistakable guitar. Inspired by Clapton's then unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend and fellow musician George Harrison, "Layla" has earned great critical and popular acclaim, and is often hailed as being among the greatest rock songs of all time.

Why You Should Never Drink Bottled Water

Why You Should Never Drink Bottled Water

1- The Beginning of the Insanity
Imagine there was a time when bottled water didn't exist in our catalog of popular commodities. Perhaps the trend started in 1976 when the chic French sparkling water, Perrier made its introduction. There it was seductively bottled in its emerald green glass amongst the era of disco and the spectacle of excesses . . . who could resist right?!

What could be more decadent than to package, sell and consume what most consider (in the western world) a common human right easily supplied through a home faucet! It wasn't until the 1990s when bottled H2O became an everyday common sight and a symbol of our cultural desire towards fitness and "health-consciousness". Even today health enthusiasts claim drinking water often helps to "detox and boost the metabolism!"

There have been controversies about chemicals leeching into the water from the soft plastic material of bottles, but the FDA determined the containers "do not pose a health risk to consumers." IBISWorld reports that the "U.S. is the largest consumer for bottled water in the world, followed by Mexico, China, and Brazil".

2- The Bottled Water Scheme
Regular drinking water competes with itself in a bottle, but reviewing the cost difference, you've got to wonder why or how? As for the water piped into your home or work place, it costs less than one penny per gallon! Fairfax Water organization, (FCWA) states, "The average price of water in the U.S. is about $1.50 for 1,000 gallons."

Let's look at your favorite 20 oz. bottled H2O, it will run you up to $3 per bottle at the corner convenience store and up to $4 at a posh restaurant or nightclub. If you buy bulk at Costo or other markets, the price averages are .31 cents per bottle, but that still remains enormously expensive when compared to tap water. Granted many don't like tap water quality, but modern technology allows for an array of water filters.

In the mid-1990s, soda companies found that the niche market for bottled water could be huge, why not? The profits were obvious! Pepsi and Coca-Cola jumped into a race with their brands Aquafina and Dasani; they led the way to making bottled water what it is today.

3- What's in an Ad?
It appears people really love their bottled water, today there are dozens of brands and that merits big advertising! The Huffington Post stated that in 2013 Americans drank 58 gallons of bottled water per capita!

With the help of advertisements, bottled water has gone from "reservoir to faddish luxury item to mass commodity." Bottled H2O is being directly or indirectly sold as: healthy, smart, pure, sexy, clean and simple, it is "the stuff of life." Ad slogans go like this, Dasani by Coca-Cola: "Treat yourself well. Everyday." Volvic: "Fills you with volcanicity." Aquafina by Pepsi-Cola: "So pure, we promise nothing." Arrowhead by Mountain Spring Water, USA: "Arrowhead. It's Better Up Here!" Evian: "Approved by your body as a source of youth." Pure Life by Nestle: "DRINK BETTER. LIVE BETTER."

No matter how much emotion an advertisements conjures, be it love, fear or rage, in the end water is just water whether bottled or tap. The difference is only in taste, and Evian has to be the only one tastier than tap water, but that's only if tap water hasn't been filtered. "Taste comes from negligible amounts of minerals" and filtered tap water removes minerals and chemicals rendering it with no hint of aftertaste, even at room temperature and most importantly the "2 hydrogen to 1 oxygen" part of water we need never changes.

4- The Costs: Beyond Money
It’s absurd that the cost of designer water is at a "280,000% markup" to your tap water and it's reaching record heights in consumption.The comforting illusion of better water (bottled water) requires a lot of resource to manufacture and merchandise. The industry requires the cost of natural rivers and streams, semi-truck exhaust and diesel fuel, packaging, labeling, pollution of non-biodegradable plastic and the managing of recycling centers.

If you visit a gas station store or grocery store, you're bound to see that a full third of all cold beverages on sale are bottled water. The Sierra Club explains, “Annually the water bottles themselves take about 1.5 million tons of plastic to manufacture for the global market.” Did you know plastics come from oil and therefore it takes 1.5 million barrels of oil a year?

Additionally the manufacturing process releases toxins into the environment, such as nickel, ethylbenzene, ethylene oxide and benzene. Even with current plastic recycling centers, “most used bottles end up in landfills, adding to the landfill crisis."

Hilarious Shirts

Hilarious Shirts

1- He Has a Question
But we can "shave" it for later!

2- Back in the Day
Ah, those were the glory days. Back when our solar system was full of wonder and odd numbers...

3- What about Rock?
We're laughing now but we have a feeling that didn't go over so well in real life...

4- Growing Beards
We thought this joke was just okay at first but then it sort of grew on us.

5- Chat & Cut
Oh, we are so using this next time we have to wait in line!

How to Lose Weight Without Working Out

How to Lose Weight Without Working Out

1- Eat Spicier Foods
Eating spicy food can help you lose weight by kicking your metabolism into gear. It also helps to burn the excess energy in the same way your muscles do. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons you will lose weight with spicy foods is that they help to suppress appetite.

2- Take the Guesswork Out
Do you know why In-N-Out Burger has been such a success for years? Sure, they make a great burger, fries and shakes, but studies have shown that it comes down to their simple menu with clear options that makes them such a go-to for hungry diners. Organize a simple menu for yourself to stick by. Rotate between three to four healthy options each for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and stick to them no matter what.

3- Ditch White Carbs
White carbs do nothing for you but turn to sugar almost instantly. They also cause you to bloat in none of the places you want to bloat. Make the switch to brown rice, whole grain, breads and pastas.

4- Don't Eat Alone
When you eat alone, you’re more likely to make unhealthy choices. Having someone there to observe your food choices will put the pressure on to make better decisions. Try to find someone you can be accountable to like a spouse, co-worker or friend.

5- Eat At the Table
Eating at the table is more important to weight loss than it seems. When eating in front of the television, people are often unaware of how their body is reacting and they will eat beyond the point of feeling full. When people eat standing at the fridge instead of serving portions onto a plate, they often consume larger servings and eat more calories than they need.

Awesome Coffee Facts

Awesome Coffee Facts

1- Coffee Is Actually A Fruit!
That's right, coffee beans are actually the pits of berries. The coffee berries, sometimes called coffee cherries, are an edible fruit that have coffee beans inside. They are only called 'beans' because of their resemblance to beans.

2- Hawaii is the Only U.S. State That Commercially Grows Coffee
Coffee tends to grow better at equatorial climates, so you can't really grow coffee in the contiguous United States. Hawaii, however, has an optimal climate for harvesting java beans.
Hawaii is known for their Kona coffee which is widely exported and popular around the world. As if people in Hawaii didn't have it good enough, they have some of the world's most beautiful beaches and some of the world's best coffee!

3- It used to be custom in Turkey that if a husband did not provide his wife with coffee, it was grounds for divorce
"Until death or lack of quality coffee beans do you part?" This is an odd requirement, no doubt, but it sort of makes sense, and we bet the required coffee drinking makes for a much happier marriage, anyway!

4- Despite what most people think, an espresso has 1/3 the caffeine of a cup of coffee due to serving sizes
Consider throwing a double- or triple-shot into your favorite beverage, because just one might not cut it for the more hardcore caffeine addicts. Or you could make a Red Eye- a shot of espresso inside a cup of coffee, or as we like to call it, beanception.
5- Brazil is the world's biggest producer of coffee by a wide margin, followed by Vietnam and Colombia
In fact, in 2011 Brazil produced nearly twice as much as Vietnam and Colombia combined and a third of all of the coffee produced in the entire world. This statistic has remained fairly constant for the last 150 years!
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