Felix Baumgartner: Space Jump [Infographic]

October 24, 2012 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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If you have yet to see Felix Baumgartner’s amazing feat of human achievement, please refer here for your mind to be blown. Jumping from a height higher than anyone previously had ever tried (the last record was held by Joseph Kittinger in 1960 from a height of 102,800 feet) Felix has surpassed any and all attempts of free falling. From 128,000 feet, Felix plunged toward the Earth like a human meteor with little else but four-layer pressure suit, a balloon to get him up there and balls of steel. After merely 40 seconds of free fall, Felix broke the sound barrier (a first ever, in terms of free-falling) and continues down for another 5.5 minutes, risking the possibility of going into a harmful or otherwise fatal spin that would knock him unconscious. Luckily he managed to fall with grace.

The first infographic represents statistics and information about Felix and his jump. The second, and probably the more illuminating of the two, shows some perspective of just how high in the sky he was. In comparison to the tallest building in the world, Godzilla, Mount Everest, and Mars’ largest mountain, the altitude at which Felix fell far surpasses those heights to say the least. In the end, it’s incredible to think that just over a century ago we couldn’t even figure out how to fly planes but now we have the ability to parachute from the Stratosphere. Huh. [VIA, via]

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Staycation, all I ever wanted [infographic]

October 23, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment, Food  |  No Comments
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Vacation or staycation? Staying in can be just as fun as getting far far away, if you do it right of course. Many are opting to vacation in their own cities, saving money, time and adding a whole lot of convenience. And often, you spend so much time in your daily routine, you miss out on local gems right in your back yard.

Vacation prices are enormous, costing an average of $1,180 a person. A pretty penny to most (including myself). And to add insult to injury, Americans receive an average of 14 vacation days a year and only use 12. Twelve measly days to span New Years, the kids’ spring break, summer vacation, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Take hold of our vacation days, Americans. Now is the time to take those two days off and have an adventure in your own back-yard. Staycation, have to get away. [Via]

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How Strong is Your Password? [Infographic]

October 22, 2012 |  by  |  eCommerce, Internet, Lifestyle  |  7 Comments
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With all of the new and interesting websites that seem to come out all the time, it’s easy to go with what you know when setting up a new account somewhere. People on average are subscribed to around 25 websites that require a log-in, but many of them use only 6 different passwords for all of those sites. While technically people are saving time by not needing to remember that much information, they might be gaining a good amount of trouble thanks to simple, often-repeated passwords.

Today’s infographic details the difference between good (strong) and bad (weak) passwords and also includes several common passwords that are best avoided.

For more information on password strength refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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Q:How Do I Win Rock, Paper, Scissors Every Time? [infographic]

October 21, 2012 |  by  |  Gaming, Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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What is more captivating than a game of chance?! For real, though. We are all guilty of claiming that we’re going to play “2 out of 3”, then we say “alright, alright make it 3 out of 5”, and when that doesn’t work say “come on, let’s make it 5 out of 7… NBA style” and so on when we are losing…Why can’t we just let it go? Well… what if there was a way to make the game we used to live and breathe in fifth grade a sure win? Ladies and gentlemen, I am proposing to you that through this infographic you could be the coolest kid on the block (even if you’re above 40) and add some swag to your walk because of some darn sneaky tips on how to approach ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS.

What I really like about this infographic is that it gives Rock, Paper, Scissors the credit it deserves by speaking about it like the magnificent, strategic sport it really is. No one is like “Man, this game sucks…”—it is one that engages someone just as much as the games they insanely throw money at in Vegas.

So, the next time you are playing this extraordinary pastime (which is so much more than that), think about these helpful tips and reflect on how much more wisdom you have acquired than you’re opponent. As the phrase goes, learn and prosper. Peace out, y’all. Have a good Sunday. [via]

 

Q: How Do I Win Rock, Paper, Scissors Every Time?

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What to Look for on Pet Food Labels [infographic]

October 20, 2012 |  by  |  Animals, Food  |  No Comments
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I have always had a canine that is addicted to food. They will stand next to their food bowl all day begging for more. No matter how many table scraps or meals my pups have consumed that day, they want more. I’m now living with one mouthy, anxious, but extremely lovable four legged k9. Her name is Kona, and she has never been interested in eating her dog food. We’ve changed dog food types constantly to finally find one that she will gladly eat – it is one difficult task. We did make some massive leeway this week with the purchase of Purina One and she will devour that stuff. A little too much if you ask me, she had four meals yesterday compared to her normal one. I guess its time to start watching her weight!

Dog food is very broad with their ingredient descriptions. I’m sure your remember the massive lead-poisoning caused by some chinese manufactured dog food, well there is still a ton of mystery meat in your pooches meals. After reading today’s infographic, research some more and find exactly what your dog eats – it could save you from expensive vet bills in the future. [VetDepot]

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