- Timelapse Of The Construction Of Freedom Tower
- Timelapse Of A Spider Weaving Its Web
- Timelapse Video Contrasting Urban And Rural Life
- What It’s Like To Be In Orbit
Researchers from UCSF looked at roughly 5,000 adults with no diabetes or heart problems and asked themselves how sugary beverages affect lifespan. They analyzed drinkers of normal, sugary sodas, of sugary flat drinks, of diet sodas, and of 100% fruit juice drinks. To figure out lifespan, they looked at telomeres, which are endcaps on chromosomes, and which have been shown to correlate with how long a person lives. Those with shorter telomeres tend to age faster, die earlier and have more cancer. And it turned out that people who drink sugary sodas regularly, have shorter telomeres.
Diet sodas didn’t seem to have any correlation with telomere length, though there are other problems with them. Non-carbonated sugary sodas had no correlation either. Regularly drinking fruit juice correlated with longer telomeres, though eating the actual fruit, instead, has the added benefit of healthy fiber. But for sugary sodas, extrapolating additional aging from how much the telomeres were shorter, the study found that drinking 8oz per day (about two-thirds of a can) shortened lifespan by 1.9 years, and 20oz shortened it by 4.6 years — the same amount as smoking.
Those tweets reference the line at 3:33 into the dream sequence from episode 2:
The hashtag is from the same episode:
The Internet then immediately remembered this quote:
“When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry we must always pay strict attention!” — Special Agent Dale Cooper
And so, after letting that sit over the weekend, Showtime announced today that they have picked up a limited, nine episode revival of the series. It will air and take place in 2016, which is 25 years after the end of the 1991 series, per what Laura Palmer says 40 seconds into this clip from the series finale:
All nine episodes will be written, produced and directed by the co-creators. And it looks like Kyle MacLachlan has already agreed to reprise the role of Agent Cooper:
Until 2016, here are all of the mentions of pie and coffee in the entire series:
And then, there are the Android users, who still think specs are what drive consumer purchases:
Finally, everyone thinks the iWatch is stupid:
Since the first one in 1930, there have been 20 World Cup tournaments. (They skipped 1942 and 1946, for some reason.) And those 20 have been won by just eight countries – because five of them won it multiple times: Brazil five times, Germany and Italy four times each, and Argentina and Uruguay twice each. The one-time winners are England, France and Spain. Another way to look at it: five countries in Western Europe and three countries in South America.
Those eight represent just 10% of the 77 countries that have ever made it into the tournament. Any way you slice it, it’s a very exclusive club and Brazil, Germany and Italy are the big wigs.
For those not cool/nerdy enough, A Song of Ice And Fire is the name of the book series of which A Game of Thrones is the first. (The name probably comes from Norse mythology, in which the first being, Ymir, was created in the void between ice and fire. There are lots of other Norse elements in the books, like long winter, dragons, frost giants, giant wolves, flaming swords and magical trees. There’s even a blog about all this.) ANYWAY, Slacktory does a really funny job “trying” to explain the whole book series in two minutes: