Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy.
- Carl Sagan (via we-are-star-stuff)
Grand Prismatic Spring
Located in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, the Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest natural hot spring found in the US. The spring has a scalding temperature of 160 °F (70 °C), a total depth of 160 feet and a diameter of 300 feet. The vivid, rainbow colors in the spring are the result of pigmented bacteria in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.
monkeys riding capybaras
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) reacting with dish soap with Potassium Iodide as a catalyst.
It’s a pretty fun experiment to do, if you do it right. (In the first gif the girl screwed it up.)
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is tied to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir (via we-are-star-stuff)
This is a list of some funny performances from bands that didn’t appreciate the fact theat they were asked not to play their instruments on television.
The Stranglers, seen above in one of our favorite examples, performed “No More Heroes” on Top of the Tops in 1978. The drummer is certainly a highlight around the 2 minute mark.
Then there was the time Muse swapped instruments on Italian TV and no one on the show even noticed. The singer was drumming, the drummer sang and played bass, and the bassist played guitar and keyboard.
Nirvana had a classic Top of the Pops performance where Krist Noveselic goes overboard and Kurt hardly touches his guitar. They probably wish that they’d used the vocals from the album version of the track as well.
This kind of thing happened back in the 1960’s too. The Box Tops decided to ham it up in their performance of “The Letter.” Someone needs to make a GIF of the keyboardist at :49. Priceless.
Did anyone really expect John Lydon and PIL to behave on American Bandstand in 1980?
About four minutes into the clip, Rod Stewart starts playing soccer. Makes sense, right?
If you have any others, feel free to share them!
Making dubstep with chemistry