This is a short video from the dashcam of a Fulshear, Texas police officer of a spider that, thanks to its proximity the camera, creates an optical illusion that it’s actually a giant spider crawling across the street towards the officer. So….what is the spider actually walking on? The dashboard? Is it a reflection? Or is this an actual giant spider? Because I have heard everything is bigger in Texas. Although, FULL DISCLOSURE: My girlfriend was not impressed the night we spent there. “You’re talking about your penis.” We both agreed it was average at best.
China intends to launch a luminous artificial satellite into geosynchronous orbit above Chengdu (the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province) by 2020, to help supplement street lights at night and save as much as $173-million on electricity annually. THE FUTURE.
Scientists estimated that it could be eight times more luminous than the actual, original moon. It will also orbit much closer to Earth; about 500 km (310 miles) away, compared to the moon’s 380,000 km (236,000 miles).
Note: Larger version HERE.
Tired of the traditional global mapping method (the Mercator projection, which makes landmasses near the poles appear larger than they really are) this is a map created by Redditor neilrkaye that shows all the countries to proper scale. I learned a lot by looking at it. Mostly, that everything I’ve ever learned is a lie. Should I really feel guilty peeing in the shower? I think not. “HE’S DOING IT AGAIN.” Man, I thought Planet Fitness was supposed to be a judgement-free zone.
This is the $40 Official Fallout 76 Vault Boy LED Lamp available for preorder from Geekstore. The lamp is USB powered and shines green like a ghoul ‘Glowing One’ from the franchise. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it gives off that much light, so it’s probably less suited for reading in bed and more suited for SETTING THE MOOD. “Setting the mood for what?” You know, some sexy bedroom– “Please don’t say ghoul roleplaying.” Jesus, of course not. “Well?” I lied that’s all I’ve got.
Hot on the heels of the Predator costume she crocheted for her older son, this is the Slimer costume Crochetverse freehand crocheted (no pattern) for her youngest son. Plus she brushed the finished product with some luminescent paint SO IT GLOWS IN THE DARK. How cool is that? “Very cool.” Like me. I never even thought about being Slimer as a kid but my girlfriend should really consider it this year because she’s been sick and her nose has been running like a broken faucet. There’s like
a snot glaze on everything now. *gets hit with a dirty tissue* What?!
Angulas, the Spanish word for baby eels is one of Spain’s most expensive foods, but no one seems to understand why. They hardly have any taste at all, their texture is best described as slimy and they look like limp worms on a plate. So why are people paying hundreds of euros to eat angulas at expensive restaurants?
Legend has it that in the past angulas were used as fodder for chickens and pigs, and there is historical evidence that they were once a staple food of the working class in northern Spain. But today they sell for astronomical prices of up to 1,000 euros ($1,150) per kilo, so only the richest of the rich can afford them. So what happened? Well, scarcity definitely played a big part in their surprising transformation. River dams, the general degradation of the environment and overfishing have seriously affected the baby eel population, and the rarer they got the more expensive they became. They may not taste like anything, but apparently many people like to act like snobs every once in a while, so they pay a premium to enjoy a food that most people can’t afford.