Wednesday, August 31, 2011

4 Things You Must Do In Chinese Culture

China is one of the oldest civilizations in history, with over 4,000 years under their belt. What's that America? Never heard of you. With the largest standing army in the world, and the second largest defense budget, China has been said to become one of the next superpowers in the world. Maybe it's time to learn some basic etiquette before entering a Chinese home.

Don't take things too literal. Oh you.

4. Never Let Someone Pick Up The Bill

Some people may have noticed the fighting after a meal in a Chinese Restaurant. It isn't because the food was bad, or that Chinese people are simply angry people that run around looking to pick fights. The reason for this is, it's extremely impolite to allow someone to pay the bill without fighting wholeheartly first.

Regardless of being invited, or inviting someone else to a meal, be sure to fight to pay for the meal. If you don't have the money at the moment, consider "faux-fighting" the bill.


3 Things We Should Thank The Medieval Times For

Eddard here, so sorry for the delay of posts, I'm sure you missed wise words from me and my oh so clever japes. Japes, a word oft used in medieval times! Well not really, Old English which was common in the early Middle Ages actually did not have the letter J. Also to clear any confusion of the title of this post, I am not talking about the lovely dinner and show affair that is Medieval Times, but boy, do I wish I was, I mean it's only the greatest thing ever, guys beating each other with weaponry, sheer joy!

Anyway back to the important stuff; the Medieval Times, we owe them a lot. We wouldn't even have the concept of romantic love without those lovey dovey knights being ever so gallant towards fair maidens. (Another side note, romantic love did not arise from gallant knights, don't go telling your friends I told you that, however, the rest is totally true. Totally.) So, onto the list of things we take for granted, but were totally amazing several centuries ago!

And you thought Go Fish was fun!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Horrifying Tuesday : Camel Spider

Camel Spider? Is that some type of creepy inter-species lovechild? No. That's disgusting. Despite it's name, the Camel Spider is one of the scariest bugs you can find running around your home. In fact, the spider's horrifiyingness alone, has gained hundreds of urban legends associated with this specific species exaggerating their size and speed, or maybe they were all correct, and we're simply getting the sock pulled over our eyes by the good ol' government. But yeah, probably not.

"Soon Canada. Soon."

Monday, August 29, 2011

4 Common Misconceptions About Guns

Guns are one of the trademarks of popular games and films. Guns have earned their place in game history along with health bars and save points. In one form or another, guns play an important role in modern day gaming. Either you're shooting a AK74, or shooting bubbly poison out of jars, they all relate to projecting projectiles in one fashion or another. There's no doubt that there are hundreds of movies that have guns in them. Name a ten hundred movies without any guns in them whatsoever. So we all probably know a  great deal about them right? We could probably determine the caliber from simply the sound right?

Pictured: You?

Despite guns being everywhere, everyday Joe like you and me wouldn't know every gear and pin of a M1911A1 pistol. The truth is, many people are either ignorant or simply don't know much about guns. Thankfully, we don't have lives and we've compiled a list of four things that people commonly misconceived about guns.
Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene & News Regarding Skyakes

For New Yorkers, the hot topic of the day is Hurricane Irene. Since New York isn't prone to hurricanes and natural disasters, any natural disaster instantly becomes headline news. Since this hurricane is the hot topic, I would be a fool to not talk about it!

What is Hurricane Irene though? I wake up this morning and according to my weather gadget on my desktop, we can expect "small transparent-blue dots" align together into mysterious formations on Sunday.

Darn you mysterious shapes!

If you check on, you'll find "Heavy Rain/Wind" on Sunday. Well, doesn't sound too bad to me. I guess I'll close the windows, and snuggle up with some warm milk right?
Thursday, August 25, 2011

3 Reasons That Going Back To School Is Great

School, it can be one of the most exciting time during your lifetime or one of the most time wasted, boring periods of your life. Despite what you think, it's actually a good thing that a lot of us are going back to school soon. Before you grab your torches and pitchforks, hear me out.

3. Purpose

One of life's biggest mysteries is life itself. How did we come into being? What is the purpose of life? Some people at adolescent stage of life feel that life has no purpose, and that we're simply small lifeforms that mean nothing and compared to the number of people in the world and how large the galaxy is, we are insignificant. (Feel free to add more ranting to the end of the previous sentence.)

As a child or 'young adult', life is pretty simple. You go to bed,  you eat, you drink, you shower, you go to school, you do homework and you repeat. (Including various social acceptance sub-plots) Although, during the summer, many people haven't found activities to replace school, such as volunteering, tutoring, or work. The result is 3 months of meaningless 'hanging out with friends' and browsing the web.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How to Use Facebook To Destroy Your Future Career

Facebook is a lovely website, you can talk with friends, play games, and even find long lost siblings using surnames and pictures. What wondrous things can it do next? Ruin your chances for future employment? You bet it can! People of all ages can easily destroy their chances of landing that "ace job" in the future unknowingly on the facebook with a simple status update.

When a employer looks for a guy to work in their organization, they want a guy that is mature, productive, and can get the job done. If they didn't, employers would be walking around handing jobs out like pancakes. Going to a job interview, and handing in your resume isn't the end of the employment process. Sadly, they need to actually check if you really got four doctorate degrees at the age of sixteen. It's pretty difficult to bluff your way into working for NASA with a fake resume and a clean shirt.

"What do you mean I couldn't have won eighty Noble Prizes? I want this janitorial position!"

The truth is, companies run background checks, not just criminal history. They want to know if you're competent of basic work, and if you're sane. They don't want someone that wanders around drooling everywhere as they smash their keyboard with their own head during the lunch break. If you feel that I'm talking about you, I am.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Horrifying Tuesday : Asian Giant Hornet

As any animal with the words "Giant Hornet" in their name, they're generally not a pleasant animal. This week, we're going to talk about the Asian Giant Hornet, which is no laughing matter. These aren't those little raccoons that break into your house and steal some of your dishes; these guys are going to break into your house, bite the crap out of you, steal your furniture, and kidnap your children. Okay, they won't kidnap your children.

"But we will steal your high-quality china"

The Asian Giant Hornet, or the Vespa madarinia is one the world's largest hornet in the entire world. Their body length is about 2 inches, and their wingspan is about 3 inches. Think about it, two inches of flying agony, flying around looking for fine-quality furniture and a nice exposed skin to latch on.

They are native to tropical Eastern Asia, hence the name. Since we know nothing 'good' comes out of any jungle from Asia, we can safely assume that the Asian Giant Hornet isn't going to be a fluffy bear that throws love and magical love at people. The Japanese have even named the critter "suzume bachi" which literally means "Sparrow Hornet", which is disappointingly not "Awesome/hardcore Instant Killer Of All Things Hornet" as I've suggested at the "Give Animals A Local Nickname" conference.

Monday, August 22, 2011

5 Things Everyone Should Do Daily

This post isn't about super-secret things unheard of that will benefit your health in supernatural ways. These are things that everybody should do such as breathing and excreting feces; but for some reason, people have found ways to avoid and/or forget to do these extremely important things. We're not teaching anyone something new here, we're simply stressing the importance of not pissing the ground naked while dancing like wild monkeys.

Shower? Hahahahahahaha.

4. Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day

Yeah, we've all heard of brushing our teeth right? How many of us do it twice a day? Put your hands down, nobody asked you. Despite common belief, some people don't brush their teeth twice a day, once in the morning, and once before bedtime. But why is brushing twice so darn important? Perhaps because the mystical protective abilities of brushing your teeth wears off as the twilight of the moon hits it brightest peak?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

4 Of The Rarest/Awesome-st Weather Phenomenas

Don't you hate it when you go out to dinner with your friends, and you end up talking about the weather? If so, get ready for more weather-related discussion! But after finishing this post, you'll blow your friends' mind away with amazingly rare weather phenomenons. As Eddard once said, you'll be the bee's knees.

4. The Green Flash

The green flash? I'm not talking about the fictional DC comic character with super-speed. I'm talking about the rare optical phenomena that occurs after sunset or before sunrise. In a brief moment of seconds or less, a green flash can be seen above the sun.

It's coming.

The explanation for this green light isn't due to a mystical ghost-pirate ship floating the seas far off. As with all the other optical phenomenas, it's due to light refraction. As we all know, the farther away from the earth you go, the less air you'll find. The light that hits the earth finds itself bending due to the thinner air in the higher atmosphere and the denser air molecules in the lower atmosphere. Since the higher frequency blue/green light bends easier than lower frequency light, you get to actually see the light for a brief moment. In order for the green flash to occur to our naked eye, the atmosphere must be especially dense in order to magnify the green light long enough for our silly/weak eyes to see it.
Friday, August 19, 2011

5 Of The Best-Selling Video Game Franchises Ever

The game industry is one of the largest industry, in the industry. That's a lot of industries. But which franchises have the best games, or at least are marketed very well. Lets find out together, eh?


Don't we all love a good game of football (Soccer)? Why go outside, and enjoy the benefits and rewards of real soccer, when you can have all the enjoyment without actual friends and/or benefits? Electronic Arts releases a yearly game based of the actual FIFA competition, featuring certain teams and features. The game series also can boast the actual official license from FIFA, and licenses from football teams around the world. Take that every other football based game.

Basically the same thing.

The newest game, FIFA 11 is known to be the fastest selling sports game of all time. FIFA 11 caught $150 million before the first week of release ended; along with that, 2.6 million games were sold. The entire series has been known to have sold over 100 million games around the world for both consoles and computers.
Thursday, August 18, 2011

4 Reasons To Own A 50.Caliber Anti-Material Sniper Rifle

You know what's the big gift of 2011? Anti-material sniper rifles. It's the rage for the almost everyone age group! I mean, they're sold out in almost every corner store imaginable. But for some strange reason, some people believe that we shouldn't put anti-material rifles in the hands of everyday Joe. Obviously, they are terrorist. Because only terrorist would want to remove that spark in your little boy's eye when he opens his Christmas present, and find a McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle.

4. DIY Pest Removal

Don't we all hate those annoying ants/cockroaches/rats living under your floor? All of them running amuck in your house, throwing parties while you sleep, all while not even contributing to the rent. If only there was a sure-fire way to get rid of them. See, pest-removal services cost a pretty dime, but a single .50 BMG 12.7x99mm NATO round will only set you back a few bucks.

So lets say you have rats and they've been running around excreting their feces everywhere, smearing as much as they can on your couch, and you know where their nest is located. Would you rather get on all fours with a broom in hand, or fire a single .50 caliber bullet into the wall, effectively destroying the entire nest with everything in it. Those rats are going be too busy being dead, to be coming back anytime soon.

"What rats?"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Horrifying Wednesday : Hercules Beetle

Sorry about missing yesterday's post, we had some 'technical difficulties' that included restarting my computer. After I couldn't access this site, I went to "", and they told me that this website was down. Probably because they were worried that I would write my Horrifying Tuesday segment, and would be too afraid to work. Probably.

Pictured: You

The Hercules Beetle is one of those species, that you wish wasn't so darn resistant to a palm smash. You can't get rid of these fiends with a simple smack of a newspaper. Unless you spend the entire day smacking away with a hammer.

Monday, August 15, 2011

4 of The Most Common Job Interview Questions

Sadly, there aren't people standing around passing out jobs like pancakes. You need to actually prove your worth in a interview to get one. In interviews, you're not simply sitting around talking about the weather, the guy wants to see if your worth the salary You don't throw money at a frog in a swamp to work the IT department at your company.

"Tell me about yourself."

This is one of the most popular questions a interviewer can ask you. One of the reasons it's so difficult, is because you're not sure what to say. Do you start talking about your childhood woes and accomplishments? Do you start buttering yourself up with all of your diplomas? Who knows?

This is a photograph of me a few days ago.

In reality, when they're really asking you is what you're capabilities are and your 'personality'; Can you push difficulties aside, and still get the job done without tearing your hair in a screaming fit? Because despite common belief, the world does not revolve around you.

When asked this question, be prepared to tell them about your personality, skills, job experiences, work history and work ethics. Stick to the facts, try not to start wandering off about your job back in 09' where you met the most good looking girl you've ever seen that later turned out to be your wife or something along those lines.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

4 of The Smartest People In The World

Smarts? "Piissssssh. I aced that IQ test with a hundred. What do you mean it goes higher than a hundred?" Despite how smart you might think of yourself, there's a controversial test that'll tell you how smart you are. The intelligence quotient will tell you if you're "brilliant", or if you can't tell the difference between a apple and a celery stick.

I still can't tell the difference.

Below, you'll find the 'smartest' people in the entire known world by their intelligence quotient. By no means is this a definite list of all the smart people that ever existed, it's not like we can go back to the past, and force people to take IQ tests.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is one most well-known "smart" people in this generation. He is a 69 year-old English theoretical physicist and cosmologist. His scientific career spans over 40 years of controversial studies and books, which leads us to a conclusion that he might be a bright guy.

Stephen Hawking has a widely rumored IQ of 160. How much is that? Likely more than your score. Only about 0.5% of the population have greater than 140 IQ. People with that high of a score are in that sweet spot of earning the Nobel Peace Prize, along with a sweet check.

Friday, August 12, 2011

4 Of The Richest Companies (By Revenue) In The World

Richest companies in the world? Cha ching! I guess I'll be using this list to determine which company I'm going to become the CEO at! In the following list, you'll find five of the riches companies in the world, excluding some less-interesting ones along the way. I mean, who wants to read about four oil companies in a row right?

4. Samsung Electronics

Samsung is one of the riches companies in the entire world. Samsung pretty much topples the competition in information technology. They have over 187,800 employee's as of 2009, and since those employees don't get paid by good-will and happy wishes, they'll have to make a pretty dime.

"Instead of Christmas bonuses, here's a bunch of delicious cupcakes!" 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Horrifying Tuesday : Puss Caterpillar

It's that time of the week again, Horrifying Tuesday! Today's topic is top-notch, probably one of the most adorably murderous creature you'll ever see. If you don't like long haired dogs/cats/people, mops, or have chaetophobia (Fear of hair), you'll probably find yourself vomiting in fear from our small friend.

The Puss Caterpillar could possibly look like the cutest little bugger you've ever seen. If you look close enough, it's like one of those miniature mop-looking dogs. If you look even closer, you'll find hundreds of venomous spines, piercing your eyeballs. 

It's like a cuddly fur-ball of agony!
Monday, August 8, 2011

8 Awesome Scholarships

People who go to college have greater chances of better jobs and better pay. Would you rather have a well-educated, college graduate working for you, or some high school drop-out that'll probably steal your money when you aren't looking? The problem is, college is expensive. It's not like saving money for that PS3, or that iPod; It'll cost you a pretty penny.

Below, you'll find six awesome scholarships that some may find a bit strange, but nonetheless are pretty darn awesome.

1. "Be Tall Scholarship"
If you are greater than this height, you might not exist in order to claim such scholarship.

How Much: 1000$
What You Need To Do:
You need to be five foot ten inches tall as a female, or six feet two inches tall as a male. That's right, you get a thousand dollars for school, for being born tall. Better make sure those kids grow big and tall now.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

4 Common Foods That Are Actually Poisonous

Below, you'll find four common foods that can technically kill you. Even though figuratively, you could possibly choke and die from consuming anything, the foods below have exceptional chances of killing you. I mean, don't we all love a good post about the world's various animals and foods that can end your life? Good jolly fun is what I call it.


Nature's grenade.

Apples alone can be delicious foods; You can eat them raw, bake them, and even use them for cheap decorations. But if you included the seeds, you just increased your chance of dying by 1.34%.

Friday, August 5, 2011

3 Animals That Cheated Death

It's a known fact that we all eventually die; Some people go down fighting, others go down peacefully. The three animals below punched death in the face, presumably with a pipe in their mouth, laughing all the way.

"Sophie Tucker"

In the era of naming pets human names, Sophie Tucker probably has one of the most exciting stories. Sophie, is a grey and black cattle dog, around four years old at the time. Her owners were suggestively wealthy, because she was accompanying her owners on their yacht. People generally don't buy a Yacht when they're struggling to pay rent, and wondering where their next meal is going to come from.

It generally doesn't work this way.
Thursday, August 4, 2011

3 of The Most Powerful Computers In the World

Computers, where would we be without them? I'd be willing to bet fifty bucks, that you're looking at your computer screen right now. Don't worry about it, I'll put it on your tab.

The Top500 Project ranks and details the most fastest non-commercial computers in the world. What does that mean? You probably wouldn't be able to go to your local computer store, and pick one up for seven hundred dollars. (Not in this economy!)


After the developers created the fastest computer in 2009, they decided to give it a hardcore name to scare the competition. They even went as far as putting a picture of a Jaguar on the giant computers, probably to make everyone urinate as they entered the room. What's that? Oh yeah, it fit an entire room. Not really something the developers would throw in the sedan, drive to their friends house, and play War of Warcraft.

"I can play WoW on the highest settings." *Flexes*
The supercomputer was created by Patriotic Americans at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The computer was clocked at 2.5 quadrillion calculations per second. (It'll take a lot of calculators to beat that.) The whole computer included 224,256 AMD Opteron processors.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3 Biological Warfare Experiments Done By The U.S. Government

Biological Warfare? Sounds like jolly good fun to me. Throw on some Global Thermonuclear War, and it'll be the icing on the cake. Back in the 20th Century, it was a pretty confusing time, who would have known which side would have won the Cold War, who would have known the "Internet" would have become a "big thing"? One thing was clear though, the U.S. didn't have "don't let people know that we're throwing pathogens everywhere to see what happens" on the top of  their budget.

"Coffee doesn't buy itself you know."

1950, Serratia marcescens

During the late 1950's, the United States Navy conducted an experiment that included spraying extremely large quantities of S. Marcescens over San Francisco. It was said that there was one point, in which a cloud made out of S. Marcescens formed up to about two miles long. The idea was to simulate a biological attack from another nation. (Why? Because.)

Because why not?

The experiment was "successful" in the terms that eleven people developed rare, severe urinary tract infections, and one of which, died; Three days after the experiments began. Cases of pneumonia also increased after the experiments began.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Horrifying Tuesday : Giant Isopod

I've decided to do this one another shot, let's actually do it on Tuesday. In fact, I've written "Do Horrifying Tuesday Post" on my arm to remind myself. If that doesn't show you how committed I am about horrifying stuff, then I don't know what commitment is.

In this post, we're going to discuss a creature out of your childhood nightmares. No it's not Zippy the clown, it's  something a little less scary, the Giant Isopod. While the name sounds like a giant mutant jelly fish from a science fiction movie, it's actually somewhat close.

The Giant Isopod has been compared to pill bugs and woodlouse. Both of them, not very pleasant to look like.

They definitely are not something you give your kid to cuddle up with at night.
Monday, August 1, 2011

5 Reasons Why Summer Isn't So Bad

I know that I wrote a post before, giving reasons why summer is the worst thing since canned cheeseburgers, but it's time to look at the brighter side of things. (Get it? Because Summer is Sunny? Nevermind.) Summer can be a exciting period of the year, to opposed to the icky hot weather. Below, I'll list four reasons why Summer isn't so bad.

This picture alone should be all five reasons.

1. Summer movies. Don't we all love the hundred of movies coming out during the summer? It's like every weekend, a four new movies come out for your enjoyment. Don't enjoy the cheesy predictable plots? You could still enjoy sitting in a air-conditioned room with friends for two hours right? Unless you hate being cool, and hanging out with friends.