Saturday, February 16, 2013

Anybody else ever notice the constellation Orion has a penis?

I was just looking up at Orion's belt and noticed something surprising below it.  It's pretty easy to spot in the pictures below, it's called the Orion Nebula, but I'm pretty sure Nebula is space slang for "junk."

Friday, February 8, 2013

5 Vehicles That Would Make Badass Transformers

We've seen a wide array of machines and vehicles as Autobots and Decepticons in the three Transformers movies, but there are many other machines that would either dwarf the largest in the movies, or be much deadlier or quicker.  So I'm going to compose a list in no particular order of machines and forms of transportation that could be amazing to see made into Transformers, even if it's not feasible for the movie budget.

1. MS Val Brasil

I started with this one because I read that Michael Bay actually planned on including Tidal Wave (a bot whose alternative form is an aircraft carrier) in the movies, but it was cut because it wouldn't have been affordable.  This gal is a little longer than an aircraft carrier, and about twice as heavy, just for fun I'll include some measurements, so we can all imagine just how large of a Transformer we're talking here.  Besides it's monstrous size, it also has the ability to go aquatic, so if it did ever face a fight it couldn't win, it has an alternative method of travel besides Godzilla-stomping through cities.

Size: 1,187 ft long, and 213 ft wide, originally over 400,000

2. The X-43

The X-43 gained the title of world's fastest unmanned aircraft in 2004, which would make it a valuable ally when fighting giant transforming machines.  "Scramjet" seems to be a suitable Transformer name, it's only problem is it has to be hoisted in the air by a carrier plane.

Speed:  7,546 mph

3. 797

Although Long Haul is a 773B, which is a monstrous dump truck, there was originally some fanart that depicted him as a 797.  To make it a little clearer, based on what I read, by comparison the 797 is 8 ft taller, 15 ft longer and 12 ft wider.  I've read that the bot depicted in the movies as Long Haul, is the size a bot should be if it were the alternate form of a 979, but the truck he turns into is a 773B for some reason.  Either way, it'd be much cooler to see this bad boy rolling around in the movie, because it's a much larger truck.  (Information from username David Hingtgen found in this thread)

Size:  25 ft tall, 49.5 ft long, and weights of 1 million lbs.

4. Thrust SSC
It's the fastest land vehicle ever, it looks badass to begin with, it's size would make it a comparable bot in any battle, and the enormous turbofan engines would enable the bot to fly, for short bursts at the least.  I would think Mean Streak would be a nice Transformer name for this guy.

Speed:  763 mph

Size:  54 ft long, 12 ft wide, and it weights 10.5 tons

5. Antonov An-225

Remember when I referenced a carrier plane a few vehicles back?  Well that's what this big boy is, what other aircraft do you know that can wear a space shuttle as a backpack?  It could probably carry most of the other Transformers in it's belly, being the largest airplane on Earth, it is capable of carrying almost 1 million pounds.  The Hughes H-4 Hercules has a slightly longer wingspan, and a greater height, but isn't nearly as long, or heavy, not to mention Hercules only flew once.  Hercules would be a suitable name for this guy though should he appear in the movie, the space shuttle can even be his sidekick.

Size:  275 ft long, wingspan is 290 ft, weighs over 600,000 lbs empty, and can carry nearly 1 million lbs.

Speed:  850 mph

(To be continued)

Familiar Faces

Can you spot all 13 memes?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Strangely Weird & Unusually Bizarre

Most Bizarre Looking Sharks on Earth

Man, just when you think there aren't any species out there that are completely foreign to you, you find a page like this.  I always assume that any animals this crazy looking, would have appeared in one of my searches in the past, I mean, sure a good number of these I recognize, but some of them were brand new to me, and man do they look weird.

13 Inch Daddy Longlegs

I find a lot of articles in the Huffington Post's weird section that peak my interest.  This one is about one of the largest ones ever known, that was found in a cave in South America.  If you visit the link, you'll probably find it worth your time to explore more of their content, as it's updated pretty frequently with strange stories.

Live Shark Falls Out of the Sky

You've got to love how some things in this world defy explanation.  Even if there is a suitable scientific explanation as to why a 2 ft. long live shark fell out of the sky onto this golf course, it still stretches
your imagination.  It's never as interesting to know why, the fun is wondering about all of the possibilities, even if there is a logical reason.  Maybe NASA was sending a shark into space and it learned to eject, but then why wasn't it equipped with a parachute?  The world may never know.

Mysterious Purple Spheres Found in the Desert

They look like the eggs of some aquatic or amphibious creature had it been fertilized by an extraterrestrial.  There are a few theories included in the comments section, but I like to believe these are the bath beads of an alien race that visited Earth just after leaving an interstellar Bed Bath & Beyond.

300 Million Year Old Gear?

One again there could always be a logical explanation as to why this piece of machinery was found imbedded in coal that dates back hundreds of millions of years.  Of course if it is proof of ancient alien visitation, it makes you wonder how advanced their technology could be if they're using alloys that we recognize, in addition to the fact that it broke off in the first place.  I like to believe they'd be using lasers and telekinesis to do any sort of mining.

Feather Emerges From Baby's Neck

Here's to hoping that the doctor's rather mundane explanation is inaccurate, because how much cooler would it be if this baby was actually the beginning of the next step in evolution.  Might we finally be mutating into super powered beings with the ability to fly?

Green Children of Woolpit

This is probably nothing more than a fable that stretches back hundreds of years, but nonetheless it is steal one of the more interesting mysteries in the realm of the bizarre.  Sure it's possible that both children suffered from hypochromic anemia, but it's much more fun to imagine them crawling out of the Hollow Earth and emerging in someone's farm.

Encyclopedia of Britain's Mysteries

This link leads to a very large list of mysteries and legends of Britain.  I found it when I was looking for more information about the story of the Green Children of Woolpit, and will be going through it to pick out some of the more interesting ones to include in a future post.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

5 Fun and Addictive Flash Games

Been looking for more flash games that are actually fun and worth your time?  Try these

Elephant Quest

I've skipped over this flash game more times than I can count, neither the name, or any screenshot I've seen, made me want to play it.  But for some reason, I guess after trying every other flash game I could come across, I decided to give it a try, boy, am I glad I did.  You don't have to like elephants to enjoy this game, you're strapped with a laser gun on your back, you have to navigate through numerous stages filled with baddies, when you kill enough of them you level up.  The skill tree is huge, the dialogue is humorous, and there are a ton of upgrades that make this game one of my personal favorites.  Did I mention the elephant with a laser gun?

Burrito Bison Revenge

Sounds like three random words with nothing in common, but it is also the name of a very addictive game.  You are a wrestler(which has nothing to do with the game) that flings himself out of the ring, crowdsurfing on gummy bears, doing his best not to hit the ground.  At first, it will feel like there's not much to do, that is until you start upgrading, and find yourself in a police cruiser or a rocket, oh and the best part if when you turn into a poptart that somehow uses a rainbow for propulsion.  Good times await with this game.

Learn to Fly 2

In this game, you take control of a penguin with the goal of flying as far as you can.  Whoever said penguins can't fly, obviously has never heard of a hang glider. Everything is upgradeable, and the further you fly, the more points you can spend on upgrading all of your equipment, it's also pretty humorous, don't miss out.

Monster Legions

Ever played a side scrolling battle game where you can summons swordsmen, archers and fire mages?  Haven't we all?  How about one where you can summon giant scorpion riders, giant spiders and rock golems?  There are a large variety of units to bring into battle, even treefolk, and giant wurms, and the best part is you have to earn them.  This game has a lot going for it, with it's original card based summoning stystem, after every battle you win, you are rewarded with a card that allows you to summon a certain unit.  It takes time to build the ultimate army, think you can do it?

Clan Wars 2

Another side scrolling war game where you summon units, because it's one of the best kinds of games there are, duh.  You start off every level with lowly goblins, but the more opponents you kill, the more money, experience, magic abilities, and unit types you unlock.  By the end of each match you'll be sending out wolf riders, and lava golems, and giant demons.  You pick from three heroes at the beginning and each of them plays a little different, so it's worth it to go back and replay with each one.