Top 50 Christmas Toys of the Past Century [Infographic]

December 12, 2011 |  by  |  Holiday  |  6 Comments
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Have you started doing your Christmas shopping? You know there are only two weeks left, if you haven’t gotten out there time to get steppin friend. With only two weeks left in the shopping season people are beginning to feel the pressure of the oncoming holidays. I for one have not started my shopping and probably will continue to put it off for another week, shameful I know. Although I have yet to make actual purchases I have done some browsing online in my spare time. The gift options we have these days are crazy!

It is hard to believe within the span of a century the most popular gifts given have gone from a teddy bear to such things as the xbox 360 and ps3. One can only imagine what the gifts of the future will look like, have you played with kinect. Although I am no longer the avid gamer I used to be I have had the opportunity to play with the kinect, the user interface xbox has created is like Minority Report. Not going to lie I am kind of jealous of the kids of the future, if the world doesn’t end this coming year, they will be getting some pretty kick ass toys.[Cash Generator, Via: Source]

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Burning Fuel: The Average Car vs. The Average Human [infographic]

December 11, 2011 |  by  |  Education, Food, Health  |  5 Comments
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You might not know it, but that body of yours is quite an efficient machine.

Granted, you aren’t exactly at your peak functioning point as you stare into this screen… But from the comparisons drawn between the human body and that advent of engineering –the modern automobile—humans have measured up pretty astoundingly.

Gasoline has a caloric value, like food. The two fuel sources are easily comparable. According to this scale, 27 pints of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream is the equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. (a jaw-dropping 31,368 calories)

So basically, you should go wolf down 27 pints of Ben & Jerry’s and maybe, before you crap your pants, you’ll feel what it’s like to be a car! VROooOOM sugar rush!!

I kid, I kid.

But take a look at this comparison and you’ll see that our digestive systems, products of millions of years of evolution, are quite extraordinary mechanisms. (Show your pride!)

And if that doesn’t do it for you, the superiority of the species over machine is clearly illustrated in the “average person’s” killer shades. [via]

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War of the Worlds [infographic]

December 10, 2011 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  2 Comments
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Over the past week, I’ve began to question whether or not we are alone in this galaxy. The discovery of 22b, an earth like planet located in a “habitable” zone right outside our solar system, first piqued my interest into this subject. After an episode of Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking, my friends weirdness was easily explained. I’m surrounded by aliens.

It is a scary idea, knowing that something so comprehensibly advanced could be walking amongst us. But maybe only to me, as I’m easily spooked.

According to the info graphic below, only 1 in 5 believe we share our galaxy with little green men. 22% of men and 17 % even believe they walk in disguise amongst us.

With the recent discoveries within our galaxy, it could be easier to get sucked into the conspiracy theories based on spacemen. But it seems most don’t budge and hold on to the notion that we’re not alone.

Do you believe we share this universe? Share your thoughts why in a comment! [Via]

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Holiday Traveling in Europe [infographic]

December 9, 2011 |  by  |  Health, Holiday, Travel  |  No Comments
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So Brits like to holiday in Europe more often than in Texas. That’s okay with me, the most sought after destination for the British, Spain, is quite the location. The majority of people I know who’ve studied abroad went to Spain and I’ve heard it is a wonderful place. Although, the mix of balconies, sangria and an inexcusable butchery of the Spanish language tends to lead to the ER for some chaps.

Spain takes cake with nearly double of the amount of hospitalizations for UK tourists than any other country in Europe. The only reason I can think is that they party too hard. France has almost 10 million visits a year from the United Kingdom, but only 217 medical emergencies come out of them. Come on France, Step up! Why would I want to go on a vacation where I’m promised safety, security and a scar-free visit? I wouldn’t. Spain sounds much more exciting and I believe that’s why the British tend to vacation there. [Via]

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Santa’s Carbon Footprint [infographic]

December 8, 2011 |  by  |  Holiday  |  No Comments
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Santa knows whether you’ve been naughty or nice, but he doesn’t know how much he’s hurting the environment. In one night, Santa uses as much carbon as Qatar does in one year! I like getting toys for Christmas, but I don’t think I need them that badly! Maybe we need to raise our standards on who makes the ‘nice’ list.

Not sure what else to say about this infographic. Santa’s a carbon glutton and needs to be put away. In this kind of economic recession we need to cut down on spending and we are wasting too much on Santa. Or maybe get him a hybrid sleigh?

Well I guess this infographic is a good exercise for thinking critically about our energy usage. Although I’m not sure where they got the statistics. But now you know to limit the amount of wrapping paper you use to help offset Santa’s ridiculous carbon usage. [Via]

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