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Random Stuff...

Posts about lots of stuff...whatever shiny object happens to catch my eye at any given moment.
Jul 29 '14
Jul 25 '14
bobbycaputo:

beerburritowhiskey:

Mayflies hatching along the Mississippi are so large in number the swarm shows up on radar.

Jesus F. Christ

Ew

bobbycaputo:

beerburritowhiskey:

Mayflies hatching along the Mississippi are so large in number the swarm shows up on radar.

Jesus F. Christ

Ew

Jul 19 '14
earthstory:

This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of the first humans walking on the Moon, the Apollo 11 mission. Here’s one of the images from that mission in gif form; the famous Earthrise, as seen from the Command Module spacecraft that remained in Lunar Orbit while 2 astronauts descended to the surface.

earthstory:

This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of the first humans walking on the Moon, the Apollo 11 mission. Here’s one of the images from that mission in gif form; the famous Earthrise, as seen from the Command Module spacecraft that remained in Lunar Orbit while 2 astronauts descended to the surface.

Jul 18 '14
mapsontheweb:

Map of gerrymandering in the United States
Mainstay17:

Here is an interactive map of this from the Washington Post.


An explanation for non-American redditors: Each Congressional district elects one representative, so that more populated states have more than less populated states. This is intended to counterbalance the equal representation in the Senate. However, on many occasions both major parties wildly - wildly - redraw the borders of the districts to encompass as many voters from their party as possible.


For example, Party A redraws the borders in a state so that the people voting for Party B are clustered in one or two districts, and the people voting for Party A are spread out over all of the other districts.

mapsontheweb:

Map of gerrymandering in the United States

Mainstay17:

An explanation for non-American redditors: Each Congressional district elects one representative, so that more populated states have more than less populated states. This is intended to counterbalance the equal representation in the Senate. However, on many occasions both major parties wildly - wildly - redraw the borders of the districts to encompass as many voters from their party as possible.

For example, Party A redraws the borders in a state so that the people voting for Party B are clustered in one or two districts, and the people voting for Party A are spread out over all of the other districts.

Jul 7 '14
jtotheizzoe:

8bitfuture:

Graph: UFO sightings vs drinking hours.

So that explains UFOs

jtotheizzoe:

8bitfuture:

Graph: UFO sightings vs drinking hours.

So that explains UFOs

(Source: economist.com)

Jul 6 '14
spaceexp:

The sun, as seen from each of the planets

spaceexp:

The sun, as seen from each of the planets

Jul 2 '14

(Source: upworthy.com)

Jul 1 '14

fernand0:

Circuitos de bolas

(Source: youtube.com)

Jun 27 '14

breakingnews:

NASA astronaut films lightning from ISS

Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted a Vine from the International Space Station today showing lightning over Houston.

Tornado warnings were issued in the Houston area earlier this afternoon but have since expired.

Jun 25 '14
saposdeouro:

Earthrise, sourced from photos shot during Apollo 10’s orbit around the Moon, May 1969.

saposdeouro:

Earthrise, sourced from photos shot during Apollo 10’s orbit around the Moon, May 1969.

(Source: history.nasa.gov)