Japan Nuclear Reactor [infographic]

March 24, 2011 |  by  |  Environmental  |  No Comments
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If you liked yesterday’s infographic from Tablet Infographics, then you will really like today’s. With an earthquake having hit Japan a little less than two weeks ago, Japan continues their recovery process. Today’s infographic revolves around the Fukushima Daiichi reactor. As you may already know the earthquakes that hit Japan did much more than make the ground shake. They caused tsunamis, fires, and damage to the many nuclear reactors on the island. The problem with damaged nuclear reactors is radiation. On the Ines scale the Fukushima reactor is considered a five, meaning there is risk for off-site contamination. Which has actually already happened. Radiation has reached as far as California, but because it is dispersed enough it is not dangerous to humans. If you have not already I encourage to donate to the red cross. Thanks again to Tablet Infographics for providing today’s infographic.

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Fukushima Daiichi

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Water Boarding [infographic]

March 23, 2011 |  by  |  Politics  |  1 Comment
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Check us out on Facebook! Today’s infographic is brought to us by our friends at Tablet Infographics. While looking over today’s infographic, I am reminded of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, a show in which water boarding is made acceptable. While the show may make a dark subject funny, in truth water boarding is very real and is still practiced. If you don’t already know what it is, water boarding is a form of torture in which the victim experiences “dry drowning” over and over again. The way it works is that the victim is restrained, usually to some sort of plank, then tilted where their head is down and their legs are elevated. This is then followed by putting a rag or some sort of cloth over their mouth and nose. Finally, water is poured over them to create the effect of drowning.

Sounds fun, right? In the past, the United States has killed enemies for using this method on American soldiers. However, there are reports that the United States, during the Bush administration, used water boarding on Al Queda members to get information. To justify its use they said water boarding was not a recognized form of torture and it was fine to use. Weird how things are wrong when they’re done to Americans, yet are perfectly fine when we do it. Anyway, the effects of water boarding include dry drowning, lung damage, broken bones, as well many others including many adverse psychological effects, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. [via]

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Doing Your Taxes? 10 Strange, But Legit Deductions! [infographic]

March 22, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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With tax season in full swing, and people trying to deduct all that they can, we thought it the perfect time to highlight some strange but legitimate tax deductions. Thanks to our friends at Infographic World and Turbo Tax for providing today’s graphic.

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Being Overweight Costs More [infographic]

March 21, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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With the way the economy is today, everyone is looking for a way to cut costs. According to today’s infographic, losing some weight can actually help you save money. If you are in shape, it seems like you are screwed and must find another way to save a couple of bucks. It has been well documented that being obese shortens your life, but did you know it also lessens your net worth? The annual average cost of being obese ranges from $3000 for men to $5000 for women, the difference being women’s wages suffer. So what have we learned? Not only does being obese affect your health, but the amount of money in your wallet as well. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle has become even more important, not only is your health in the balance, but your earnings as well. [via]

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Effects of Radiation on the Human Body? [infographic]

March 18, 2011 |  by  |  Education  |  No Comments
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With the recent disasters in Japan, one big question is on everyone’s mind –- What is going to happen to the workers who are being exposed to high levels of radiation? In this inforaphic, we see how radiation effects the body. Some possible outcomes are massive cell death, development of cancer and development of gene mutations.

If you haven’t donatated to the Red cross for relief efforts, please click here and do so. Every little bit helps. [via]

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