Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Daily Blend: 05/01/13

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Kiera Wilmot (16)
Kiera Wilmot

How the hell can it be this hot this early in the year? This can’t bode well.

  • Animal liberation activists in Milan, Italy, heroically sabotage years’ worth of mental health research by releasing scared and helpless lab animals that cannot survive on their own.
    (via Pharyngula)

  • Who made the “bad choices” here: the model high-schooler [pictured] who created a tiny pop in a bottle by mixing chemicals in an experiment*, or the dumbass school and police officials who got her expelled, arrested and are dragging her to court for “possession/discharge of a weapon”?
    (via @radleybalko)

    • Better yet: The school then respond to criticism by declaring that “there are consequences to actions”. Indeed, and those consequences are that students will refrain from ever exhibiting any curiosity or scientific interest at Florida’s Bartow High School in order to avoid violating their ridiculous zero-tolerance policy.
      (via Pharyngula)

  • Wait, hydrogen peroxide doesn’t work? Dammit, Cracked, stop exploding my beliefs.

  • And finally, happy decaversary to MythBusting! Even though I only started watching in 2005 (“Steel Toe-Cap Amputation, Bottle Rocket Blast-Off”)
    (via @MythBusters; RT: @JamieNoTweet)