October 23, 2014

Nepal Annapurna: Climbing disaster toll reaches 39

This one isn't technically about Mt Everest, but it's in the range.

This past week saw a disaster kill at least thirty-nine hikers/climbers/eco-tourists in Nepal when the weather turned far nastier than they were prepared for.

Remember, kids: DON'T GO TO NEPAL.



October 22, 2014

The freakiest story

I don't know that I've ever found a website with a story as odd as today's link, titled simple The Beatles Never Broke Up.

It involves a wormhole to a parallel Earth, an unconscious author, a stolen cassette tape, and eleven downloadable tracks from 'The (alternate Earth) Beatles.'

People are fascinating.

October 21, 2014

Chlorophyll / Blood demonstration

That looks pretty frickin' awesome.

Take some chlorophyll (readily available in leafy, green veggies) with a little boiling, shocking, blending with oil, filtering, and shining black (UV) light on the mess that's formed.

Gonna see if I can get one of my students to film this.

I like offering points to get somebody else to do the messy stuff I don't want to but that I want to see anyway.

October 20, 2014

Here's my next few years' plans

Big thanks to Comics Alliance for putting the next few years of superhero comic movies into a single infographic for me.

Big excitement for...
  • Avengers 2 - first one was an absolute blast
  • Batman v Superman - big pressure here from DC in trying to effectively launch their universe
  • Lego Batman - The first Lego Movie was amazingly brilliant. I have no idea how they top it or even keep it up.
  • Sandman - no clue how they're going to bring the series to the screen, but it's JGL, so I give him a chance
How the heck do they have things planned for the next six years?

October 19, 2014

This sandwich is two things in one.

October 18, 2014

It might be easier to pour the espresso right into the sugar.