I am an atheist, liberal, humanist and skeptic. I care about the world and want to change it for the better and hopefully improve societal well-being along the way. I'm interested in science, history and mythology.
Did You Know Old Glass Is Radioactive?
Few people are aware of the many radioactive antiques lurking within their homes. Some of these objects include military compasses, watches, photographic camera lenses, ceramic tiles, tables, lamps, and plates, or as pictured above, the primary object of interest in this article is vintage glassware.
Echoes of Weimar: United States And Fascism
A major shock hit America when SCOTUS repealed Roe v Wade. And the warning signs blared with continued republican fueled organized assault on LGBTQ+ people in mostly conservative-leaning states. These attacks on democracy, championed by far-right radicals, follow an era of greater progressive tolerance amidst war and economic instability.
10 Horror Series Worth Watching This Halloween
Ordered from least to greatest for your convenience. 1. Hemlock grove This show has a solid first season. It’s a high school teen drama mixed with supernatural elements. It’s not perfect, but the performances are strong and the storytelling is interesting. Season 2 is a miss-step, but watchable. Season 3 is a mess and is unsatisfying as a conclusion, but if you’re bored and want to watch a horror-themed show, this is a unique option. Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, and Famke Janssen do an excellent job in this forgotten early Netflix series.
Do You Believe In Ghosts?
In the spirit of spooky season, I thought it worth tackling the rarely challenged assertion on the existence of ghosts. The findings of Pew Research in 2009 suggest around 18% of people in the United States claim to have seen a ghost. 18% is no small figure at over 50 million people in the United States who actively claim to have seen spirits. A greater number of U.S. citizens claim to believe in ghosts, at around 41% according to a YouGov study. That’s almost half of the population.
The Dangers of a Wildlife YouTube Trend
I first became aware of sting challenges through the YouTube channel Brave Wilderness, led by Coyote Peterson, a sort of Americanized version of Steve Irwin. Coyote is most notorious for his gauntlet of sting videos from various insects, primarily wasps, where he filmed the effects of those stings and rated their pain levels. His quest was to discover the most painful stinging insect.