Soon, science could potentially have the power to control exactly what a baby will grow up to look like. They probably have this power now, there are just too many laws in place that hinder these experiments from becoming a reality.
Let’s just say that we live in a future where everyone who would like a child is artificially inseminated. Before the baby is created there is an online program where the parents can buy certain genes to apply to their future baby. It would be like playing the Sims. There would be the generic options that everyone is allowed to choose from, but people willing to spend the money could get top notch aspects of physicality and personality to go along with their fetus.
The amount of class separation that would exist in this hypothetical situation is amazing! The poor population would be in a perpetual average state and eventually below average due to the rising standards from the rich, while the rich population would have clones of the people in our infographic today, a bunch of perfect Frankensteins.
Is this a good future? Nah, but it will be a great movie. [via]
Share This Infographic
From what I’ve heard, the flu is a terrible illness that could knock out even the healthiest of individuals. Thankfully, my solid immune system has kept my body resilient and flu free throughout my entire 23 years of life; even without a yearly flu shot. However, after a disgusting encounter where a woman coughed in my face (it was in passing at a Target, but I was still I horrified), I have decided that I probably shouldn’t push my luck with trying to dodge the flu with my anti-bodies alone.
I always assumed that the flu vaccine was just a big hoop-la created just to generate money. However, after my terrifying face-cough incident with that infected woman, I’ve decided to become a responsible adult and get my flu shot next season.
Thankfully, today’s infographic, brought to you by GlaxoSmithKine, provides some interesting flu vaccine information that will hopefully convince you non-believers to protect yourself against the flu. Your body will surely thank you when you do! [What You Need to Know About Flu]
Share This Infographic
I love video games, everyone loves video games. If you don’t love video games, you’re a loser. It’s very simple. Don’t think about it, just accept what I say.
Over the years I’ve racked up some high scores that are nothing to sneeze at. I once got over 200k points on Galaga, one of my plays on Words With Friends landed me almost 300 points — these feats have earned me respect, and honor from men as well as desire and longing from women. However, there is one high score that is not honorable, not desirable — that is my Flappy Bird high score — it’s six. Yes, six.
After 3 hours, and nearly getting thrown out by my roommates for punching two holes in my wall, I gave up. Six would be my score. But upon reading the inter webs about this ‘Flappy Bird’ I realized I wasn’t alone. People claim it’s the hardest game ever made. They say it was designed to be impossible, and that high scores were produced by bots to help promote the game. So what is it? Is Dong Nguyen — the games creator — the most successful internet troll of all time or simply the worst game designer of all time? And why did he remove the game from iOS App Store and Google Play?
These are not questions that should be entertained, they lead only to frustration and hate. However, maybe the one good thing that came from all this is that some people are apparently selling their Flappy-Bird-loaded phones for a shit ton of money. There is a story circulating that a phone with Flappy Bird sold on Ebay for $94k! A glance at the Austin Craiglist will show listings for phones starting at around $2000. There are even people making fake Flappy Bird apps, so that they can sell the phones to unsuspecting buyers. Let me reiterate that: people are making FAKE versions of a crappy, poorly-designed game, TO MAKE MONEY. Wha..?
At the end of the day, Flappy Bird sucks. It’s a horrible, black-hole of despair masquerading as a smartphone app. Some people are somehow making thousands of dollars off of this life-ruiner. Good for them I guess. For those of you who never played the game — you dodged a bullet. I mean, how important is money really? You never had to experience a level of sucking at a game that you never imagined possible. So let’s all move on with our lives, and be happy…
Or you could play a flash version of Flappy Bird (they exist, Google is a useful tool) and test your capacity for hate. You decide. [Via]
Share This Infographic
If there is one thing I love more than looking at the stars at night in Texas, it’s watching the sunset. I’ve seen a lot of gorgeous sunsets in my life, but seeing it in the Hill Country is by far one of the greatest experiences ever. I can remember sitting in the back of a pickup truck with my high school friends, talking about anything and everything while watching the sunset. It’s hard to think about all the negative things going on in your life when you just stop and take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the setting sun.
For those of you who don’t know, GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time and it is the basis of every world time zone. There’s even a pretty great website that lets you compare GMT with a destination closer to where you live. For those of you in Texas like me, you can figure out our time – which is mostly Central Standard Time (CST) – by subtracting six hours from the GMT. According to that same website, GMT has been around since 1884 and is measured from the Greenwich Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. (I bet you didn’t think I could use Greenwich that many times in one sentence.)
I haven’t been to many of the places on this list, but after seeing these spectacular pictures, my travel bucket list just got a whole lot longer. Maybe I’ll even find some nice stranger to watch the sunset with me. Who knows? [via]
Share This Infographic
Alright everyone, it’s time that we put all of that high school locker room hearsay to rest. Admittedly, I learned quite a lot from this infographic. At first I took it as a reflection of my own naivety before realizing that this infographic was made for a reason. These are common misconceptions that nobody really talks about because we’re afraid to admit that our sex lives do not live up to the glorified model of performance that has positioned itself as the norm.
So it turns out that all the amazing feats performed by those vigorous studs and voluptuous babes that we’ve all seen in those videos are just a fantasy. Not only that, but statistically a woman would be more attracted to you if you have a steady job and can make her laugh than if she heard those rumors about your big dimensions and that nuclear fusion reactor of stamina you got. There’s a large spectrum of sexual “achievement” out there and many false impressions on where the average person sits on this spectrum. Despite all of this, it doesn’t seem like anyone is enjoying sex any less though. So, what difference do the numbers make?