YouTuber Mark Rober got some powder with the delightful name Glo Germ, which glows when exposed to ultraviolet light. He then went to a 3rd grade classroom and put some of the powder on the hand of the teacher (the students were not told about the experiment). The teacher shook the hands of three kids. During recess Rober put more powder on the hands of a 3rd grader who agreed to allow it. Then at lunch he shined his UV flashlight on the kids and the the classroom. The dust was all over the place.
Uh, thanks? Russian president Vladimir Putin offered to provide United Nations staff with the Sputnik-V vaccine in a speech Tuesday to this year's General Assembly, which marks the U.N.'s 75th birthday. From AP: "Any one of us could face this dangerous virus. The virus has not spared the staff of the United Nations, its headquarters… READ THE REST
It starts with a child parroting false comparisons to the flu. And then it keeps getting worse. This meme doesn't even really sum it up: A Significant Portion Of The American Public Has Gone Absolutely Bugf*ck [Evan Hurst / Wonkette] READ THE REST
Move over, Charmin, time for Pétalo. The extended duration toilet paper panic buying spree inspired by the coronavirus pandemic has been so intense, "in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico," reports AP. Across the country, chains such as CVS, Piggly Wiggly, Safeway, 7-Eleven, and… READ THE REST
In our new reality, you've undoubtedly been looking for fun and inventive new ways to enjoy an evening. So if you're not exactly feeling comfortable spending a night out at your favorite Italian restaurant right now, why not have an inspired date night or host a small gathering of social distanced friends while an 84-year-old… READ THE REST
If you've been hacking away at meat or vegetables with blunted kitchen knives, annoyed that they're so dull that it's starting to feel more like tenderizing than slicing, you should probably stop. Dull knives are more than just a nuisance. They aren't safe. The worn-down edge of your blade requires more force from you to… READ THE REST
If you've never heard of MATLAB or think it sounds vaguely like certain TV shows from the '80s, you'd be forgiven. Because even in a tech sector chock full of intricate, complex programs and systems that routinely leave lay people scratching their heads, MATLAB is science tech for the serious, SERIOUS scientists. Since its humble… READ THE REST