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Eye Watering Eyeball Stitches

Have you ever wanted to see eyeball stitches…well today is your lucky day.  Here is a close up of an eye after having a cornea transplant.  I’m not gonna lie I’m mesmerized but it’s also making my eyes water something fierce.  Really though isn’t it crazy what medical science can do.

Mother Nature Shows Her True Colors

In the African country of Senegal there is a lake called Lake Retba.  Your eyes do not deceive you…that is not a lake of liquid bubblegum the water is actually pink.  The color is caused by a micro-algae called dunaliella salina.

56 Years of Tornado Tracks

Again I’m going to get on my weather girl geek soapbox.  This map produced by NOAA depicts the tracks of tornadoes over the last 56 years in the United States of America.  The brighter the line stroke the more severe the storm was that produced the tornado.  Basically what it seems like is if  you live anywhere east of Colorado you’re getting jacked up by severe weather during the spring/summer months.  Personally I’m from SW Missouri and have been in a few tornadoes in my day and I can assure you that it’s not nearly as fun as the movie Twister makes it seem.

56 Years of Tornadoes in the United States of America

The Anatomy of a Supercell Thunderstorm

As someone who forecasts weather for a living I found this particularly interesting.  Researchers aboard a NASA DC-8 went on a six week hunt for the perfect set up for severe thunderstorms over the Midwest.  They were finally able to find what they were looking for when a large band of thunderstorms formed over Oklahoma and stretched through eastern Kansas.  Here are some pictures of that amazing event.  Click on the link to read even more information about the project.

This is a NASA DC-8 on which approximately 100 researchers were aboard in pursuit of the perfect setup for severe thunderstorms.

A visible satellite shot of a massive line of severe thunderstorms in the Midwest United States.

An actual picture taken from the DC-8 showing the formation of the cumulonimbus clouds that make up a thunderstorm. It clearly depicts the anvil, overshooting tops breaking through the tropopause, as well as the clear updraft which when it is strong enough can be a major factor in hail production.

 

Geeky Pancake Art

Nathan Shields uses a griddle as his canvas and Bisquick as his paint.  Behold!  I know mine will turn out like a hot mess but I’ve got to try this.

Again I have saved the best for last.

 

Man Installs His Own iPod Holder via Magnet

I guess this guy just got sick of having that little strap around his arm that stops all blood flow thereby rendering your appendage useless.  So he came up with a creative solution….why not install a magnet in his arm to hold his iPod on.  Maybe a little creepy and slightly overboard but to each his own.  Plus check out his ink pretty snazzy.  For more on the story go here.

Sharks With Frickin Laser Beams….Well Not So Much But How About Sharks With Glowing Bellies

This miniature pygmy shark lives well below the surface of the Pacific Ocean a certain type of melatonin allows their tummies to glow.  It is believed by scientist that the purpose is as a means of communication as well as camoflauge.  Very interesting.

Outer Space

Check out this awesome video of outer space using real raw footage from NASA Cassini and Voyager missions.  The song is The Cinematic Orchestra -That Home (Instrumental).