Saturday, 18 April 2015
Human beings, as a species, are pretty gross. For this reason, we must learn to pick and choose our battles. Whether it is at home, around our family or in college with our roommates, I’m sure, by now, you’ve encountered your fair share of gross habits. When it comes to our girlfriends, however, for some odd reason, some of these same gross habits can also come off as cute to us. We’re all human at the end of the day, and we’re definitely not the cleanest ourselves. At the end of the day, our love for our ladies usually will outweigh even the grossest habits they may have, but it doesn’t mean we’re not aware of them. Here are eight gross things girls do that guys find cute, in a weird way. 1. When you drop food down your shirt and still eat it. Don’t get me wrong; in theory, eating food that drops out of your mouth and onto your bosoms probably isn’t the most sanitary maneuver -READ MORE-http://elitedaily.com/dating/gross-girls-guys-find-cute/1004595/
Sunday, 12 April 2015
This week, 30-year-old Russian man, Valery Spiridonov, announced that he will become the subject of the first human head transplant ever performed, saying he volunteers to have his head removed and installed on another person’s body.
If this sounds like some kind of sick joke, we’re right there with you, but unfortunately, this is all too real. Earlier this year, Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero outlined the transplant technique he intends to follow in the journal Surgical Neurology International, and said he planned to launch the project at the annual conference of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons (AANOS) in the US in June, where he will invite other researchers to join him in his head transplant dream.
At the time, it sounded completely outlandish - and it still is - but the difference now is that Canavero actually has a living, breathing volunteer willing to be the guinea pig for what Christopher Hootan at The Independent says is predicted to be a 36-hour operation requiring the assistance of 150 doctors and nurses. You can read about the procedure here.
Hootan brings home what’s really at stake for Spiridonov - it’s not just death he has to worry about:
"A Werdnig-Hoffman disease sufferer with rapidly declining health, Spiridonov is willing to take a punt on this very experimental surgery and you can't really blame -READ MORE-http://www.sciencealert.com/world-s-first-head-transplant-volunteer-could-experience-something-worse-than-death
Saturday, 11 April 2015
Two monuments to Edward Snowden appeared in New York this week. The first was a giant 100-lb, four-foot high bust glued to a column in a Brooklyn park overnight. Conceived by two anonymous street artists who worked with an also unnamed West coast sculptor, the feat was documented by arts and culture blog, Animal New York. Almost as soon as the Parks Department removed the unsanctioned effigy later that day, another group of guerrilla -READ MORE-http://qz.com/380790/photos-the-weird-wild-world-of-edward-snowden-art-tributes/