The Psychology of Gambling [infographic]

July 16, 2012 |  by  |  Gaming, Health  |  No Comments
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I write this post being a 22 year old who has yet to take advantage of the ability to gamble. Although I wasn’t of age when I last went to Las Vegas I can definitely say I still enjoyed it. There is no doubt that city is great and has rightfully earned its slogan “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” It’s not hard to see why people get addicted to gambling, you’re around fun people, an awesome environment, oh and ever so often you when a ton of money. Emphasis on ever so often, that still seems a little generous. If it is so hard to win why is that people continue to gamble so often?

Well for one it’s the rush, you are taking a chance and if you lose it’ll suck but if you manage to win, you can win a pretty hefty amount of dough. If you’d like to get all sciency then you can blame dopamine for the exciting and addictive qualities of gambling. Dopamine for those of you who are don’t know is a chemical in your brain which when released causes the sensation of pleasure. Remember all those times you’ve wanted to quit but have almost win and decide to try again because you were so close? Well for that we have our Nucleus Accumbens to blame, being activated by near misses and wins. [via]

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World’s Most Expensive Meals [Infographic]

July 15, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Lifestyle, Mind-Blowing  |  5 Comments
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The life of luxury is what many people strive for over their lifetimes, and those that achieve it typically have nicer things than most. Expensive cars, large houses and high-cost clothing are images that typically come to mind when people think of luxury, but some wealthy people extend their extravagant spending to another area as well: their food.

Today’s infographic from The Huffington Post goes over 10 of the world’s most expensive dishes, a surprising amount of which are regular, everyday foods that have had an expensive twist put on them.

Things like pizza with lobster and rare spices to a $1,000 gourmet hot dog make this list, with most of the entries costing at least $1,000. Many of the dishes look interesting, such as the beer that’s packaged in roadkill, but their high price tags are definitely deterrents for the average person.

For more info on the list of dishes refer to the infographic below.

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Looking For Life on Mars [infographic]

July 14, 2012 |  by  |  Education  |  2 Comments
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Aliens, little green men, these guys; are all images we’ve probably had in our consciousness ever since Orson did that infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast so long ago. These last few centuries, Mars has created a buzz of sorts through sci fi and even real science speculation (Nikola Tesla, the Electric Jesus himself, believed in Martians!). Even going back to Greek mythology, Mars has always loomed in the human imagination as a violent being, our brother planet as an unseen foe. It’s just a matter of time before the Martians come after us all! Well, lets just say that modern science has tamed our imaginations a bit.

In fact within the 21st century, we’ve learned many things about Mars. It’s become our hottest topic for nearby scientific discovery; the moon of the y2k generation. Mars was, at a time, similar in nature to Earth, in fact a few million years ago there might have even been an atmosphere – greenhouse-gases that could support life like here on this planet. In fact, recent discoveries from the Odessey probe have revealed that there are many riverbed-like and past oceanic features on the planet’s surface as well as actual water detection just beneath the surface of Mars. But as far as life is concerned, most likely amoeba-like bacteria if anything might still remain on Mars. So much for little green men. At least maybe the little part might still apply…

Also, google should totally utilize this 3-d mapping of Mars to create a Google Mars map. That would be cool.
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Super Magnets: All About Rare Earth Metals [infographic]

July 13, 2012 |  by  |  Recreation, Retail  |  3 Comments
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A few years ago my brother got me Buckyballs from woot; a few years later I finally put them down. These things are the most addicting toy your adult self will ever experience.

Sometimes you’ll use them to pin the electricity bill on the fridge. Sometimes you’ll spend two hours trying to get them all connected in the shape of a diamond. Why would you spend two hours putting them in the shape of a diamond? Well, I don’t know, but I’ve done it multiple times.

Playing with these magnets make you feel like a magician. They are strong enough to magnetize through your hand, desks, sometimes even walls. I know a middle school teacher who has a massive collection of these – confiscated from her unfortunate pre-teens. Its safe to say she never gets bored at work when she can spend some time with these rare earth metals.

When I was in fifth grade I had a project where I was assigned an element from the periodic table: neodymium. I’ve never thought I’d have this element in my own hands, yet Buckyballs are completely built with the greatest substance known to me. Now, I don’t hand out my personal endorsement too often, but these things will make your days. [Buckyballs]

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Skin Facts [infographic]

July 12, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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Summer is in full swing here in Texas. The temperature averages in the mid to upper 90′s with heat index in the upper triple digits. I actually passed by a parked car in the parking lot that was baking cookies on the dashboard! The scorching Texas sun is killing crops and emptying reservoirs. If the sun has such harsh effects on the environment, can you imagine what it is doing to your skin?

I know it’s trendy to sport a glowing tan during the summers, but according to today’s infographic, that bronze tan is actually doing you more harm than good. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer. And those chances increase with each sunburn. Skin is the largest, most exposed organ of the human body, and we must do our best to preserve it. To all those tanners out there, slather on sunscreen and wear a sunhat! Because after all, beauty is only skin deep, shouldn’t you try to preserve that beauty? [via]

 

 

 

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