If the prospect of a long weekend with the extended family (including dodgy uncles and nattering aunts) sends your brain spiralling into shut-down, better take this reading list with you! Our combination of scintillating videos, laugh-out-loud science jokes and thought-provoking blogs will keep your mind sharp and ready to metabolise your father’s verbal diarrhoea.
Here’s what you can look forward to…
Science Blog Roll
The Placebo Effect: Learn about this fascinating phenomenon as it influences our physical well-being in the total absence of any legitimate treatment.
Ode to Wine: Wine, glorious wine! In this funny science blog, we explore the chemistry and alchemy that goes into the making of our favourite social lubricant.
All Things Bright and Beautiful, Evolution Made Them All: Need I say more? Evolution is the mechanism by which life on Earth is able to change, adapt and diversify.
Amazing/Interesting/Fascinating Science Videos
Epic Rap Battles of History # 4: Technology giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs go rhyme-to-rhyme in this amazing science video taken from the hilarious Epic Rap Battles of History.
The 10 Most Unreal Places on Earth: Take a journey through Earth’s 10 most surreal landscapes and unreal places, from a pink lake in Australia to the mammoth crystal caverns of Mexico. The is a MUST-SEE.
TED Talks with Adam Savage: One half of the genius behind Discovery’s “Mythbusters” spends a few minutes explaining how some of history’s most profound discoveries were made with just a spoonful of rationality, for example, the circumference of the Earth.
Driving Instructors Get Epically Pranked by Nerd Girl: If you have a thing for nerd girls, hard core female race drivers or watching innocent people get epically pranked, this video is for you! It had me in stitches.
When Earth and Space Collide: A Compilation of Meteor Footage – Need we say more? Actual footage of meteors, meteorites and one hypothetical scenario involving major asteroid impact. You WILL be entertained.
50 Orgasms a Day Has Girl on Her Knees in Pain: Meet the sufferers of a rare medical disorder that has them experiencing persistent and powerful sexual arousal and orgasm. What, at first, sounds pretty awesome turns out to be horrifying.
World’s Largest Cave Revealed: Take a journey through the world’s largest and most spectacular cave (Hang Son Doong, Vietnam) on the back of a remote controlled drone.
10 Amazing Photographs That’ll Blow Your Mind: 10 Amazing photographs of Earth and nature that you’ve probably never seen before, from the tongue under the microscope to a massive dust storm from the safety of the ocean. Prepare to “ooh” and “aah!”
Daily Dose of Funny Science
HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND!!
It’s that time of the week again! Time to reflect on the sheer genius that’s come to pass this week. Here’s a fresh blog roll, new and awesome science videos and some nerdy jokes…
Blog Post: Titanium – A whimsical look at the mega useful metal titanium, which is not only a great metaphor for emotional resilience, it’s also used to make dental implants, space shuttle and pro sporting equipment.
Blog Post: Fire and Brimstone – the Story of Volcanoes – When the Earth gets indigestion, interesting things happen to the local biology. Learn about the fiery personalities of volcanoes!
Blog Post: Goodness, Gracious Great Balls of Ice! The Story of Hail – Learn about the dynamics of hail formation and the incredible feats of douchbaggery severe thunderstorms are capable of.
Blog Post: All Things Bright and Beautiful – Evolution Made Them All! The driving force behind Earth’s amazing biological diversity is evolution. Read about the theory that pissed off the entire world and then went on to save it from ignorance.
Amazing Sciencey Videos
Amazing Science Video: Glacier in Time Lapse Film – Glaciers are huge rivers of ice that – as locked and immobile as they may seem – are actually in constant motion driven by immense forces of gravity. This video shows the Mont Blanc glacier (Italy) moving as captured on a time lapse camera, which is AWESOME.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tackles Pointed Religious Question – In a moment that will make you want to high-five the nearest available hand, intellectual giant Neil deGrasse Tyson tangoes with a religious zealot.
Amazing Science Video: Volcanic Eruptions On Camera – Massive eruptions, sonic booms, pyroclastic flows and volcano tornadoes… if you find natural disasters sexy (from a safe distance), these three videos will definitely get your rocks off.
Amazing Hailstorm Videos – Hail is formed by severe thunderstorms and can range in size from super tiny pellets, which sound as though a mouse is tap-dancing on your roof, to massive grapefruits that plough straight THROUGH your roof. In this collection of three videos, we see just how large hailstones give tornadoes a run for their money in terms of the damage they can do.
The Lion Whisperer: Do NOT Try This on Safari – This CBS documentary short is about animal behaviourist and “lion whisperer” Kevin Richardson who has managed to integrate himself into a pride of beautiful lions, including majestic full-grown males. He hugs their massive heads, scratches their chins and rough-and-tumbles with them like he is one of them and yet, displays no more fear than if he were playing with his own pet dogs.
Semi-Frozen Slushy Waves Roll Ashore in New England – This video shows a series of images of ocean waves breaking on the shores of Nantucket in New England (northeast USA), only, there seems to be something distinctly different about these waves! They’re slightly frozen and so they look like giant slushy or “slurpee” waves!
Amazing Science Video: Orang-utan Behaving Like Human It’s getting hot in here, so soak a rag in your pond, wring it out and dab your face with it. Yes… it’s an orange-tan being super smart and humany.
Clouds of Hummingbirds Fed by Hand! This is just too darn precious!
Could This Be Evidence of Aliens and Other Unidentified Creatures? This video is a compilation of some pretty spooky images and video footage of unidentified creatures, hybrid animals and perhaps even aliens. It certainly raises questions as to whether or not we really know of all the animals we share this planet with and whether – by necessity – some large creatures have actually adapted to go virtually undetected by us.
Funny science pictures, memes and jokes to make you snort your morning coffee.
… said in the voice of Survivor host, Jeff Probst.
Click on the blue titles to expand your grey matter and blow your mind. Also, don’t forget to check out the new WBS at Fusion Viral Video!
Hasta La Vista Hangover: Is it possible to prevent a hangover? According to science, it may be! Find out what the right mitigative techniques are and you could survive your 20’s.
We Are Star People: How did the very atoms of our body come to be made from the guts of exploded stars? Find out why we are STAR people!
Scientology: It’s Not the Study of Science: Read about the cult (calling itself a religion) that’s terrifying the crap out of Katy Holmes. Discovery the hilarity of scientology, the Space Opera and megalomaniacal science-fiction writer, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard.
What’s In A Name? Bad Science, That’s What: The bad science behind expensive brand-name cosmetics is exposed! Consider this next time you get swayed into spending unnecessary money by the promise of “the oil of exotic orchids that only grow on a particular rocky outcrop of Hawaii’s Kahoolawe island.”
Like, Totally Awesome Science Videos:
Top 20 Unexplained Photos of Human History: This is a top collection of eerie unexplained creatures, phantoms, deep-sea monsters and other phenomena performing elegant photobombs that – to this day – remain unexplained. Some photographs may look a little suspect, but others make your hair stand on end.
5 Crazy Science Stunts You Weren’t Taught at School: For a quick and entertaining peak at the world of chemicals and one man’s death wish to get his hands blown clean off, watch this amazing science video.
Symphony of Science: The “Symphony of Science” series puts together beautiful graphics and music with the auto-tuned voices of some of the most eminent of modern scientists, notably Neil DeGrasse Tyson, for us to learn from and enjoy.
Also, Neil DeGrasse Tyson… what a rock star.
And that’s your reading material for the week, folks!
Hello friends, fans, followers, stalkers and hecklers!
I trust your weekend left you suitably slaughtered and that you had ample time on Monday to recover at your desk, much to the boss’ chagrin. Now that your brains have mostly sifted out the tequila, tabacco and other toxins you steeped it in all weekend, it’s time for an update of what’s been going on in the new Why? Because Science!
Please like my new Facebook Page – Fusion Viral Video – and you’ll see our activity all of your Facebook wall like a pervert living next to a colony of nudists. Look out for the science posts!
Blog Posts: Old Favorites and Familiars
Astrology Owes You An Apology: Are the stars more concerned with being catastrophically nuclear than with influencing your love life? This blog exposes astrology’s not-so pink bits.
Notes on Aeronautics and Becoming a Member of the Mile High Club: Want to join the mile high club? Find out how with a superior knowledge of the mechanics of flight and how your airplane manages to stay in the sky.
Tsunami: Getting wet was never this intellectual! Find out how tsunamis are formed and why they cause so much trouble for onshore biology.
Sciencey LOL’s: Short and Sweet, Funny Memes
Daily Dose of Funny Science: Which post-nookie comment is yours?
Daily Dose of Funny Science: Drop the bass.
Daily Dose of Funny Science: Why does ice float, when most matter in the solid state sinks? Are trapped fish farts to blame?
Amazing Sciencey Videos: “Oohs” and “Aahs” and “Ughs”
Amazing Science Video: Sheldon DOES IT AGAIN! For the ultimate retort against astrology-lovers…
Amazing Science Video: Take it Down Sloooooooooow Slow-mo camerawork at its finest.
Amazing Science Video: Queen and Quantum Mechanics Is string theory right? Is it just fantasy? Brilliant…
That’s all folks! Have a wonderful week!
I sincerely hope you’ve been doing your homework by keeping an eye on the new “Why? Because Science.” Here’s what’s been happening this week:
Amazing Science Video: Epic Rap Battle # 2 – You absolutely have to watch this CLASSIC and utterly hilarious staged battle between Sir Isaac Newton and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Look out for Neil DeGrasse Tyson towards the end!
Blog Post: Life on Mars – Relocation, Relocation, Relocation! – Would YOU relocate to Mars? With soaring mountains, plummeting canyons, skiing at the polar ice caps and a 17km high volcano, your tourist itinerary would be full.
Daily Dose of Funny Science – Your Sciencey LOL of the day
Blog Post: Gravity and the Laws of Attraction, Somewhat Revised – How “heavy” is your attraction to your sexy crush? Figure it out using Newton’s elementary equation.
Amazing Science Video: Queen and Quantum Mechanics – Check out this brilliant rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody with one heck of sciencey kick in the proverbials!
Once again, my dears, please follow the new site, sign up for emails, LIKE our Facebook Page (you can check it out by clicking on the link) and join me on my new venture to infinity and beyond!
Writing this blog has been somewhat of a dream of mine, but one that has never been fully realised until now. This is because my affiliation with a new media website – Fusion Viral Video – has permitted me to make this science blog the focal point of all my creative endeavors. With the transition of my blog to the science pages of Fusion Viral Video, I can now make “Why? Because Science” my passion and my JOB and what that means for me is something I felt was beyond my reach for so long: it’s a dream job realised.
So, I beg all of you not to mourn the phasing out of a website you have become so familiar with, but rather to celebrate the fact that this floozy (that would be me) will be celebrating with a LOT of champagne this weekend. And also that I will be posting so much more regularly and with renewed vigor on Why? Because Science – Fusion Media, which you can view by clicking on the link provided!
I also implore every one of you to follow my activity on this new site; to like our Facebook Page and even to subscribe to the hilarity via email. You’ll find everything you’ve come to know and love about “Why? Because Science” on the Fusion Viral Video website, as well as other funny, interesting, awe-inspiring and HOLY CRAP videos and pictures, courtesy of Fusion Media’s team of writers.
The science, however, will be brought to you by me. Thea.
What Happens Now?
Daily Dose of Funny Science. Yep, it’s the new “Sciencey LOL of the week!”
Aurora Northern Lights: The Most Amazing Thing You’ll Ever See. And it’s not Mila Kunis’ rack!
Battle of the Epic Whirlwinds. Does size really count? The weatherman thinks so…
Bird Watching: Making Your Safari Way More Awesome. Because there’s something visceral about bonking in a tent.
Awesome Science Video: Epic Rap Battles of History # 1. Watch the impossible: Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawkins tearing each other a new butthole.
More to follow in the coming weeks as the fruition of this long-standing dream is realised! Maybe if I apply the same work ethic to my other dreams, Dr. Addison Montgomery will show up on my doorstep in a lab coat…
Silence is golden, especially after road tripping across country with your mother-in-law; especially after forgetting to renew your child’s Ritalin prescription and ESPECIALLY after George Bush Junior wraps up yet another hit YouTube speech. But when it comes to “Why? Because Science”, silence is not golden. As the days fly by since last I posted an intellectual offering, I begin to see cobwebs gather at the corner of my beloved blog’s virtual pages… and it’s not the work of Google spiders.
On any other occasion this would have depressed me terribly, but just as one sees the sun crack the horizon in unimaginable shades of crimson from the tiny port-hole on a commercial flight, so too have the horizons for “Why? Because Science” begun to glimmer with new life. This blog, which I have loved and nurtured since the blustery southern hemisphere winter of 2012 has a new destination and it is no longer here. It’s a new dawn, a new day, a new life… and I’m feeling good! I have joined forces with someone of great intellectual and inspirational standing: someone for which and with whom I have worked since 2010. “Why? Because Science” is to become a part of a new venture into the world of online entertainment, which, in addition to daily science musings, funny pictures and awe-inspiring videos, will include:
- News from around the world
- Hilarious internet memes
- Funny videos of people being idiots, in other words, natural selection at work
- Videos of animals being ridiculously adorable
- Videos of news anchors dropping accidental F-bombs
- No-way videos, awe-inspiring videos and more funny videos.
And so, our new site is to become the premier destination for the bored at work, the ignorant seeking enlightenment and the needing-to-kill-some-time-while-they-wait-for-their-girlfriend-to-get-ready. What you have known “Why? Because Science” to be and much of its integrity will be preserved. In fact, it will be greatly enhanced through multiple daily postings, as opposed to twice a week (at its busiest) and once a bloody millennium (of late). There will be a greater variety of media, too and if your mind begins to overheat, you can always check out some of the site’s other pages, which will be packed with entertainment of a deliciously brainless nature.
“Why? Because Science” will occupy it’s very own page on this website. But for now, my beloved readers, these are all the details I can provide until the plan is set correctly in motion. When the time comes, I will provide you with a new pathway to greater knowledge and it is my most ardent hopes and desires that you will follow me across to my new platform. Just as Frodo took on an epic journey across Middle Earth to save the world from destruction by an angry and inflamed gash, so too must I fly with the winds of change.