Our first reaction to putting out any fire is by spraying it with water. Unless you’re on fire, then it’s the commonly known Stop-Drop-Roll. But, (as some of you might already know) this isn’t the best method for containing all fire situation.
Let’s say you’re heating up some oil in a pan and you walk away (firstly, NEVER do that!). You come back and it’s on fire. This video shows you exactly what happens when you try to pour water on it. In short, the water will evaporate so quickly that it’ll send all the oil upwards carrying the fire with it. But since it does that so quickly in real time, all we’ll see is a huge fireball of an explosion. With the help of a handy-dandy (and expensive) slow motion camera, we can see the evaporation process and exactly what happens to the water.
Gav and Dan from The Slow Mo Guys are the owners of this expensive camera that helps us see the finer details of life. At the 3:16 mark they tell us the best way to help contain a fire is by covering the pan with damp cloth.
Please do not attempt this at home, it will not be pretty. I don’t care what slow mo app you’ve downloaded, just don’t be stupid.
Sometimes we forget that there are rules and regulations that need to be upheld in order to build anything. Some areas in the world don’t really take that into consideration, or their rules are much more lax than ours. This can result in some of the craziest roads and journeys, ever. Some of these places look so spectacular that I would be willing to risk it just for the view. Some makes my stomach churn a bit. The idea that a tire can slip off the edge of the road gets me really nervous. Make sure if you want a crazy road adventure, have a driver who’s experienced and knows the road very well!
Recently we post a story about a man in Oregon who made his own micro-home. He mentioned the “joys of living tiny”. It reduces your environmental impact by using less heat and the overall cost of having to maintain it.
If you liked that last story, this one will knock your socks off! This home looks so futuristic, yet, also like a giant egg. This egg house was designed by dmvA architecture, a group based in Belgium. The group has named this specific design as Blob, classifying its concept as “freedom”.
The Blob has all your necessities including a bathroom, kitchen, light, bed and space for storage. The front end can be opened up and you can use it almost like a porch. It can be used as an office, guestroom, or anything you want.
I wouldn’t mind driving to the middle of nowhere and setting this up! What do you think?
The choices we make in life can say a lot about us. Even the choices that we don’t even know we’re making, such as our sleep position. From a young age we know that there are “fortune tellers” (if you believe in them or not) who can read the lines on your palms and can tell your fortune.
Palmistry is a branch of science dealing with the art of palm reading and for centuries has been one of the most popular methods in predicting the future. Palmistry has been, and still is, practiced in many countries around the world. It is said that in order to accurately real palm lines, one needs “to be equipped with a divine knowledge that may connect them with the proper palm reading assignment”.
We know that a lot of you probably don’t have this “divine knowledge,” and if you were anything like me, I use to go around and make up stories about how long someone will live and how many kids they will have by looking at the lines on their palms. There’s no need for me to make these stories up anymore because I’ve learned some basic tips on how to read palm lines. And you, too, can impress all your friends with this (not so divine) knowledge. You’re welcome.
Adrian Alonzo is a quarterback for McCamey High School in Texas. Not only is he athletic and popular, he also has a very big heart. He wanted to give Cesyli Prieto, a fellow student who has Down Syndrome, a prom that she will never forget. “I just thought she should have a chance [to go to prom] like everyone else,” he told Today.
With the help of a few teachers, they teamed up to create an elaborate “prom-posal”. Adrian gave Cesyli a tiara and filled several small boxes with balloons. When Cesyli opened each box, a balloon floated out to eventually spell out “PROM”.
“She knew right then when he said ‘prom,’ she said, ‘Oh, sure! Oh, OK!’ ” Teacher Bridget Mitchell said.
“She got super-excited. When it was all said and done, we got back to the classroom, and she refused to take off the tiara. She was dancing, being happy, and being silly. She said, ‘Cesyli’s going to the prom! Cesyli’s going to the prom!’”
Cesyli’s mom praised Adrian on her Facebook by saying: “You are one Amazing young man. I wouldn’t of thought of any other perfect guy but you.”
That wasn’t all! On the day of prom the school rallied and voted Cesyli as Prom Queen. Check out the pictures and video below to see how it all unfolded!