Cigarettes contain radioactive material... And tobacco companies have known that for 40+ years.
I thought I knew the depths of the audacity among tobacco companies — but to know that your product emits polonium-210, and to have a method of reducing it by 99% but not using that method because it will “decrease the addictive potential of the nicotine”!? WHY DO WE AS A COUNTRY ALLOW THESE CONSCIENCE-LESS BASTARDS TO CONTINUE KILLING US??
8:26 am • 30 September 2011 • 124 notes
Hundreds of pictures of Earth, each taken at about 6AM , showing the terminator - the day/night line - over the course of one year (2010sep-2011sep).
Taken by METEOSAT-9 Earth-observing satellite.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory
(Source: universetoday.com, via 14-billion-years-later)
8:00 am • 25 September 2011 • 28,582 notes
Sometimes I have nice dreams and I feel compelled to sketch scenes from them so I can capture that weird feeling in a tangible form. This one turned out pretty accurate in terms of what I saw from my point of view! I remember the light doing exactly this in the hallway I was in.
The dream was about a yard sale going on inside someones house.
There was a man and woman in a hurry to pack up their things. They told me anything that wasn’t in a box was for sale and to let them know if I wanted anything.
Their house was bursting with plantlife! Vines trailed up the walls and moss covered patches of the hardwood floor. I think the man mentioned it had something to do with his profession.
A picture frame on the wall was full of a solid rectangle of woven, swirling vines. The vines crept out of the broken edges of the frame. I stared at it.
“Do you want the picture frame? It’s for sale.” said the man. “I can remove the vines.”
“No!! I like the vines!”
What a concept, to capture those hazy memories from dreams in something as concrete and vivid as art.
4:11 pm • 24 September 2011 • 2,169 notes
Myself at 16 and 23, 2008. Nostalgia Monday.
Wow, I was still in school when I drew this. I mean, three years isn’t much, and 80% of this stuff still rings true. And I still own all those clothes. And wear them regularly. :|
4:00 pm • 19 September 2011 • 334 notes
i found a book
in my mom’s room today, but it was in Chinese so I couldn’t read much of it. The cover had fruits and vegetables on it, so I initially assumed it was a collection of recipes. After flipping through several pages, I noticed some words and phrases in English enclosed in parenthesis, including “”CYP3A4,” which is a liver enzyme responsible for the elimination of certain medications in your body. My mom was reading up on alternative medicine to be more knowledgeable and help my dad out in his store.
2:04 pm • 19 September 2011
Escape to Besaid
Eric discusses how Final Fantasy X gave him the strength to overcome the depression he contended with from living in a women’s home with his mother, having to take care of his sister, and having an absent father.
8:00 am • 19 September 2011 • 35 notes
Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption
by Mike Adams
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.
Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.
Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:
Beef jerky, Bacon, Sausage, Hot dogs, Sandwich meat, Frozen pizza with meat, Canned soups with meat, Frozen meals with meat, Ravioli and meat pasta foods, Kid’s meals containing red meat, Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants, Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks…
(read more: Total Health) (photo: Glane23)
8:01 am • 17 September 2011 • 3,280 notes