Why is it Dark at Night?


Time to turn your brain to mush with these amazing new science facts!
25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names.

  • 1. Tittle

    The dot over an ‘i’ or 'j.’

  • 2. Lunule

    The white, crescent shaped part at the top of a nail.

  • 3. Crepuscular Rays

    Rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. Also known as “God’s rays.”

  • 4. Ferrule

    The metal part on a pencil.

  • 5. Gynecomastia


  • 6. Muntin

    The strip separating window panes.

  • 7. Morton’s Toe

    When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

  • 8. Arms Akimbo

    Exactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.

  • 9. Desire Path

    A path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.

  • 10. Semantic Satiation

    What happens when you say a word for so long that it loses its meaning. Limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit.

  • 11. Skeuomorph

    “A design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material, even when not functionally necessary.” For example, rivets on jeans, copper color on pennies, the shutter sound on a digital camera, and the pointless handle above.

  • 12. Brannock Device

    What is used to measure your feet at the shoe store.

  • 13. Paresthesia

    The pins and needles feeling you get when part of your body falls asleep. Bonus! This is known as obdormition.

  • 14. Phosphenes

    The lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.

  • 15. Armscye

    The armhole in most clothing.

  • 16. Wamble

    Stomach rumble.

  • 17. Feat

    A dangling piece of curly hair.

  • 18. Peen

    The side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

  • 19. Rectal Tenesmus

    The feeling of incomplete defecation. We’ve all been there.

  • 20. Dysania

    The state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.

  • 21. Mondegreen

    Misheard lyrics.

  • 22. Petrichor

    The it smells outside after rain.

  • 23. Philtrum

    The groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.

  • 24. Purlicue

    The space between the thumb and the forefingers.

  • 25. Aglet

    The plastic coating on a shoelace.

    Petrichor is always my favourite.


What causes a Hangover?

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Anyway, the fascinating thing was that I read in National Geographic that there are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they couldn’t, because there aren’t enough skulls!
—  Jonathan Safran Foer - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
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billythek1d: Here it is, found it. Thought it was interesting!

This is definitely an interesting video, I’m kind of leery about posting it because it’s obviously used in a biased way towards the end to imply intelligent design by a ‘God’, as opposed to just presenting the information. Then followed immediately by the basic advertisement for a Baptist Church in Illinois. [Which I definitely do not support, personally.]  I will post this, merely for the first three minutes of footage, because it is information I’m sure some of my readers would find interesting. I really appreciate the submission!

If you have a specific topic you’d like to see adressed on my page, feel free to submit it, or throw me an ask.

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Figured I’d throw this out there in case you guys didn’t know or possibly could spread it to your friends.

Have an amazing New Year’s Eve, but be safe, as well!

savaka  asked:

How fast is the universe expanding?

The universe’s expansion rate, which is also known as the Hubble constant, as reported in 2006, is at a constant of 48 milers per second per 3.26 million light-years [77 kilometers per second per 3.26 million light-years].

The previous measurements arrived at the value of 72 km/sec/3.26 million light-years with an uncertainty of 10%. 

You can read more about it here at the source.

I hope this answers your question. 

Thank you for the wonderful ask!