Synchronized swimmers rock the non-boat to the sweetest jams known to wo/mankind. Spanish synchronized swimming team twirls, flips and masterfully frolics to Led Zeppelin - lyrics and all. This somewhat unusual music choice gives this team a real splaaash...! See video below:
NASA captured and posted this beautiful footage of coronal loops seen below. Coronal loops are the curves seen projecting from, and returning to, the surface. The start and return points are often between pairs of solar flare spots with opposite polarity. Images are most easily captured within the range of the electromagnetic spectrum including extreme UV lighting and x-ray waves. These mesmerizing magnetic images can be viewed in the video below.
Credit: screenshot NASA - SDO
NASA SDO - Coronal Loops Extraordinaire!
Credit: NASA - SDO
Today, marks the start of the First World War - exactly 100 years ago. These then-and-now photographs, posted by International Business Times UK, are so haunting and stunning – they’ll leave an impression on you.
World War One Soldiers standing, walking and running in a courtyard superimposed over a photograph of some people casually milling about.
Soldiers from the First World War marching through the street in unison as modern passersby go about their day.
A modern day tourist in a now empty room superimposed over a ghostly image from the past where presumably, wounded men were once lined up in what served as hospital beds in that very same room.
WWI soldiers working on an airplane in a courtyard as a modern era bubble surrounds the original image.
VIA IBT UK
THE BUGS THAT MAKE US. WE HAVE MORE MICROBES THAN HUMAN CELLS IN OUR BODIES! THEY LOVE US AND WE LOVE THEM - THE HUMAN MICROBIOME TELLS US WHY.
Microbes consist of bacteria, fungi and viruses. They live not only – everywhere – but, on us, as well as in us, and make up a huge portion of what we think of as our bodies. According to this short video, entitled, “The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome” by NPR and artist, Ben Arthur, there are 100 times more cells from microbes in, and on, our bodies than human cells. Our own human genes, are outnumbered by the genes of microbes 100 to 1.
The complex and diverse collection of microbes that interact with, and are essential for, our bodies to function properly, is known as the human microbiome. The human microbiome, consists of the billions of unicellular organisms and viruses that make up the unique communities of microflora found throughout our bodies.
These essential communities protect us from harmful environmental exposures by covering our skin and lining our intestines, as well as other pieces and parts that come into contact with the surrounding world. They digest our food for us, keep us healthy, improve our immunity and keep our figurative engines running. When they become out of balance – this is where we run into everything from skin and digestive issues, to illnesses and chronic conditions.
Our ancestors had more diversity in their internal and external microbial kingdoms.
The microbes that make us work how we work, act as both a barrier and a bridge between us and the outside world, depending upon your point of view. Without them, we wouldn't be able to function properly. Take a look at the informative cartoon video below and see for yourself.
Even though some of us may not like the thought of being covered in bacteria – it’s essential to our health and required by our bodies. One way to keep the balance, as depicted below, is to consume metaphorical cupcakes, or prebiotics, healthy food, (probably the opposite of cupcakes) that microbes want to gobble up too, in order to keep everything balanced and delightful. And maybe, chill out with the antibiotics and sanitizers, eh?
Watch this great video, learn some stuff – and stay happy and healthy out there.
HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO - ONE MONTH, ONE BAG! AMAZING CLOWN-IN-THE-CAR METHOD THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!
This guy has some serious packing skills. Using only one piece of luggage on the smaller side, he manages to pack a month’s worth of clothes into this single bag using, as he calls it – “The Clown Car Style" of packing that his dear old mother taught him. It’s a pretty worthy skill and might come in handy in years to come.
BUM ON ELECTRIC FENCE EXPERIMENT GONE TERRIBLY, HILARIOUSLY WRONG! I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING AT THE END!
Russian photographer Margarita Kareva’s fantasy inspired work produces super fantasticalicious imagery. Vibrant colors, dramatic settings and Kareva’s imaginative concepts bring out a truly profound body of work.
These beautiful portraits speak for themselves.
Business Insider made this video of a yoga in the park session in the middle of Manhattan. You see what it would look like through the eyes of a practicing yogi in the middle of a park with a ton of other folks all around in synchronous motion. It's a cool little vid set to a nice track and worth a peek. Enjoy!
FUN, CREATIVE AND CLEVER WAYS TO RE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES around the house INSTEAD OF JUST TOSSING THEM OUT!
Check out these clever alternative options for re-using and recycling those pesky plastic bottles. These quick and clever, crafty tricks will leave you with a plethora of new, cheap and creative options for turning trash and recyclables into everything from sturdy furniture to a bird feeding paradise.
1. FOOT STOOLS! Recycle soda bottles to make some pretty sweet foot stools for some creative and comfy DIY home furniture. This is a pretty fantastic way to reuse those space consuming empty bottles and turn them into something fun, fresh and usable. It’s easier than you might think!
2. PIGGY BANK! Make an adorable usable piggy bank in just a few quick steps. Spray paint, slice, glue, twist: Oink! Use any plastic bottle for this quick and easy DIY home craft project.
3. BIRD FEEDER! Put a bird on it. Take a used plastic bottle stick some wooden spoons or sticks or something through them for a bird perch – and fill that sucker with some bird snacks and hang it up some place delightful. Bam: Bird Friends forevs! Or at least until you need a refill.
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4. SHOE ORGANIZER! Put a shoe in it. Organize that closet y’all! Take a plastic bottle – cut off the top and make a slipper palace out of that closet cubby! Believe it.
5. LIGHT FIXTURES! Recycle a plastic bottle and make a light fixture with a bit of colorful twine. Brighten up your environment in more ways than one with this crafty twist on lighting.
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