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.
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.
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.
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.
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.