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Geekosystem's James Plafke and Max Eddy recently attempted to drink a notoriously unappetizing Thanksgiving "meal" from Jones Soda, in order to determine its sustainability after seven years. The two dare devils quickly abandoned their plan to drink entire bottles, as downing more than a small sample of each bottle might have done irreversible bodily harm, but the experience at least provided for some pretty great commentary. The one saving grace: the carbonation seemed to hold up.

[geekosystem]

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One freakin' drop of venom from a Russell's viper snake, and BOOM -- blood turns to jelly.

(Heads up -- kinda graphic if you're squeamish.)

[death+taxes]

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A new study of the aerodynamics of Batman's winged attire concludes that the caped crusader certainly can fly over Gotham City, but that when it comes to landing, his gear is a suicide waiting to happen.

Student physicists at the University of Leicester, in a paper titled "Trajectory of a Falling Batman," determined that Batman's velocity as he approached street level -- 50 mph -- would be too great for him to survive without serious injury.
"If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape," co-author David Marshall suggests helpfully. "Or if he preferred to keep his style he could opt for using active propulsion, such as jets to keep himself aloft."
[telegraph]

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Comedian Mark Malkoff decided to take advantage of his $7.99 Netflix unlimited streaming subscription by watching 252 films in a month, at a cost of 3.2 cents per film. Here's how his "Netflix Challenge" went down.

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Lights Out

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Watch a microwave transformer fry the fireworks out of the plasma panel of a busted LG HDTV for nearly fifteen minutes.

[theawesomer.]

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Internet video maker Casey Neistat returns to his roots with a reenactment of his infamous 2005 "bike thief" experiment, wherein he makes several blatant attempts to rob his own bicycle in public spaces throughout NYC.

Has stealing bikes in NYC become a more challenging endeavor in the past seven years? Spoiler Alert: Hahahaha no.

[laughingsquid.]