6 Bizarre Unexplained Phenomenon

There are plenty of unexplained phenomenon’s out there in the world which we have absolutely no idea about.

Here are 6 Bizarre Unexplained Phenomenon.

Ball Lightening

Up until recently there was no real proof that the phenomenon of ball lightening even existed. Anyone who claimed to be a witness of ball lightening had their claims largely ignored.

The phenomenon of ball lightening obviously occurs during thunder storms and can last up to forty seconds. Unlike normal lightening, ball lightening behaves in very strange ways, hissing and rolling in a way that is completely unnatural. Because of its unnatural behaviour ball lightening is often associated with aliens, ghosts and various other supernatural events.

Because of modern technology scientists have now began to take claims of ball lightening seriously due to the amount of photographic and video evidence and are even making attempts to recreate it in a lab.

Saint Elmo’s Fire

St. Elmo’s Fire is a weather phenomenon involving a gap in electrical charge. It’s like lightning, but not quite. And while it has been mistaken for ball lightning, it’s not that, either — and it’s definitely not fire.

Early observers of the phenomenon, mostly sailors on high seas during thunderstorms, seem to have understood they weren’t looking at actual fire, because instead of abandoning ship, they took comfort in the sudden glow atop the masts.

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion is a rare phenomenon which has no plausible scientific theory to explain how a human being can just burst into flames for no apparent reason.

The small amount of research that has went into human spontaneous combustion places the blame for most deaths on something which is known as the “wick effect.” The wick effect is where a person’s body fat acts like the wax of a candle which in turn causes a person to burn in an intensely hot and extremely well contained fireball. In the majority of spontaneous human combustion cases the only remains of a person is often just the lower parts of the legs and feet which contain very little fat.

The wick effect is one way of explaining how a victim of spontaneous human combustion rarely causes any damage to their surroundings.

Geo-Luminescence

Those who are lucky enough to survive massive earthquakes often report seeing strange flashing lights and even upward streaking bolts of lightning in the area around the quake’s epicentre.

The very earliest report of this strange phenomenon was in ancient China and the latest report was in Lincolnshire, UK. Straight after an earthquake is actually one of the most common places to see another strange phenomenon known as ball lightening.

Scientists believe these lights are a direct result of geo-luminescence which is a phenomenon in which rocks actually produce light when they are exposed to extreme pressure. The lightening that people have witnessed may be a result of geological friction.

Alien Abduction

Alien abduction could well be one of the most common of all strange and unexplained phenomenon’s yet there is little or no proof that it actually exists. Most reports of alien abduction are simply put down to over active imaginations.

Psychologists who have studied alien abduction believe that abduction stories could have a link to a deep routed fear of pregnancy in both men and women. This could go a long way in explaining why most abductees claim to have been implanted with alien feteuses.

Another well-established theory behind alien abduction is that strong electromagnetic fields, perhaps occurring naturally, could cause a person to suffer an epileptic fit whilst simultaneously causing nearby electrical equipment (such as car radios) to malfunction. The person would subsequently see flashing lights before blacking out. Waking up from such an experience, the word “aliens”, would surely be the first on your lips.

Time Travellers

Over the years we have discovered many artefacts from as early 10,000 BC which seem to show images of strange men wearing what appear to be space suits. Sometimes there strange men resemble humans while others they resemble aliens but they always seem to be wearing transparent helmets and in many cases seem to be holding strange artefacts which could resemble guns or other futuristic tools.

It may never be totally clear who these strange people were but they seem to have managed to become a huge influence in many ancient cultures across the world, appearing in cave drawings, Egyptian hieroglyphs and religious sites.

Images of flying saucers, airplanes and helicopters have all been spotted on Egyptian artefacts causing much head scratching amongst archaeologists. Was this prophecy, alien contact or will humans one day have the ability to travel though time? Maybe in years to come we will travel back in time and become the subject of such ancient art.

5 Reasons Living Forever Will Kill You

What a wonderful thing medical science is and in recent years it has advanced in leaps and bounds. It was not that long ago when our life expectancy was only 65 years of age. Nowadays it is not uncommon for a person to live well into their 80’s and even their 90’s.

It is estimated that due to the advances in medical science within the next 100 years we will all be living to well over 120 years of age maybe even longer.

The idea of living for longer, even living forever might seem appealing there are actually many reasons that living for such long periods of time could be bad. In fact there is every reason to believe that living for such a length of time is about to screw over you and screw over the world.

The harsh truth is that living forever will kill you.

Lack of Mobility

You may well have noticed that in the last five years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of old people zooming around on electric mobility scooters. This is partly due to available technology becoming more affordable but also due to people who were once unable to get around on their own suddenly finding the ability to get around independently again (it is also down to some people being lazy).

The thing is the joints in our bodies are just like any other kind of joint. They wear out with use and as we get older they are unable to repair themselves like they did when we were younger. This is when we begin to suffer from ailments such as arthritis.

Many of us begin to suffer from joint problems when we reach our 60’s so if we all begin to live longer and longer our bodies will simply not be able to cope with so many miles on the clock. The end results will be millions of old people on electric mobility scooters flooding our streets.

Mass Insanity

It is not uncommon for people to start having a few mental problems as they age. Usually it starts with simple forgetfulness and losing the ability to understand simple things or learn new things. In extreme cases there is a good chance you will end your days unable to remember who you are, who your friends are and unable to dress yourself or go to the toilet unassisted.

Just like our bodies, our brains are not designed to go on forever and ever. Giving a long enough time line it is not a case of “if” we will lose our minds it is a case of “when” will we lose our minds.

As medical science progresses and our life expectancy gets longer and longer you can expect to see more and more people suffering from severe mental failings. If you think about it a person in their 70’s or older begin to show signs of mental failure you can imagine what will begin to happen as we start living past 100 years of age.

Before you know it there will be a huge chunk of the aging population who begin to lose their minds and go crazy. A sort of mass insanity if you will.

Supporting the Old

Most people these days retire when they are about 65 years of age. As we are already aware the world is going through massive financial disruption which it is struggling to recover from. One of the biggest problems facing the financial world at the moment is the question “how do we support everyone who has retired not that we are all living longer?”

The problem of supporting the elderly has actually got so bad that it is estimated people in their 30’s today will not be able to retire until they are around 80. As we all live longer the retirement age will be expected to go up even further. Obviously there will become a point when we can no longer put the retirement age up because our bodies will be literally unable to cope with work.

This might not seem like such a big deal but once you have a huge chunk of the population unable to work and support themselves the burden will then fall on to those who can which could cause massive financial turmoil. The financial burden could and will be huge as the young have millions and millions of old people to support who are all losing their mind and unable to move around unassisted.

The World Will Become Overcrowded

You have to admit that nature is pretty clever when it comes to creating an equal balance among things. For example as people get old and die there are new people who are born to replace them and this should keep the population of the planet stable and constant.

Obviously we are already living well beyond our natural life expectancy so the planets population is already increasing at an alarming rate. As we all begin to live even longer, maybe forever, the population is going to increase exponentially.

Within a mere 100 years the planet is going to resemble a Japanese commuter train during rush hour. We are literally going to be packed in like sardines for the simple reason that more people are being born and the old people are not checking out.

Mass Famine and other Shortages

As it stands there is just about enough food to go around. As the population increases, that is set to change as there are more and more people who need to be fed. Sure, we could increase the amount of food that we produce but even then there is going to be a limit as to how much we can actually increase that production.

Very quickly the human race could find itself in a situation where we are unable to produce enough food to go around. It is not just food that we will be short on. Nearly every resource that we have today will become in short supply. Things like jobs, homes and simple space will become like gold dust. Our only chance will be to find a way for our growing population to spill over onto other planets or space stations.

Unfortunately it is highly likely that the earth’s population will increase much quicker than the technology that is needed to inhabit other planets will.

6 Useful Drugs With Terrifying Side Effects

For most of us when we feel a little unwell we find comfort in knowing that there is probably a drug out there that will make us feel better.

In fact we are all guilty of happily taking medication that our doctors prescribe without ever worrying about any potential side-effects. Amazingly every drug that is available has a side-effect of some description. Some worse than others.

Don’t worry, we have not included any photos of the side effects. If you really feel the urge to take peek just head on over to Google.

Polytrim

Polytrim is an antibiotic which is used to treat a person’s eye. That means you need to insert this drug into your eye through the use of cream or special drops.  It is used to heal pinkeye or conjunctivitis.

If the idea of putting medication into your eye has not got you freaking out do not worry because it gets more disgusting.

Using Polytrim basically makes you go blind temporarily. Other mild side effects include blurred vision, skin rashes, itchy eyelids and even itchy eyeballs. If that is still not enough to gross you out the more serious side effects include drainage, crusting and a strange oozing of your eyes and eyelids.

Propecia

Any guy who is familiar with medical products to cure baldness will probably be familiar with Propecia. While propecia may help restore your hair it will erase everything else that may make you want a full hair of hair, in this case your libido.

Believe it or not but there is a good medical reason why Propecia robs you of your libido. Baldness is actually caused when a guy has too much testosterone. Testosterone destroys the hair follicles. This means that if you want to regrow the hair that you have lost then you need to get rid of that extra testosterone.

The big problem with reducing the amount of testosterone in a man’s body is that it will in turn reduce his sex drive. This is not the only problem with Propecia. Most users also report a huge reduction in the size of their testicles

Doxycycline

Doxycycline is classed as an antibiotic but unlike the antibiotics that cure diseases such as smallpox this one has some rather unpleasant side-effects.

One of the side-effects that Doxycycline gives you is incredibly bad sores on an area of your body that you would least want them. The reason the sores develop on your genitals is because Doxycycline is used to treat venereal diseases like gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Basically you have the choice of really bad sores caused by horrible diseases or really bad sores that are caused by the drug which is supposed to be killing off the disease and preventing it from rendering you infertile.

This is definitely one of those situations where you lose regardless of the choice you make.

Retrovir, Zerit, and Protease Inhibitors

If you happen to be taking any of these drugs then things are already looking pretty bad for you as you have AIDS or at least HIV. The last thing you are going to want or need is any kind of side-effect.

Fighting a disease as serious as HIV and AIDS requires a full “steam ahead” approach. This is not to say that nothing is worse than this disease because we know that this is not true. What we do know is that if you are taking these drugs your vanity is sure to take a huge hit because you are going to either lose a tonne of weight or become a great big fat a@@. The drugs used to combat (note we say combat as there is no cure) will redistribute your body weight to a frightening degree.

Naproxen

People are prepared to go to extraordinary lengths and costs to avoid getting old. After all who wants to have their body deteriorate along with their looks making it difficult to get a date for Friday night? Not only that, when you get older you are likely to get sick more easily. You might even find that you get some sort inflammatory disease that you will have to treat. You could do this with a NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like naproxen sodium.

On the whole NSAID’s are drugs that you really should be grateful for. Before they were discovered you had very few choices one of which was steroids which can mess up your immune system, shrink your testicles, cause you to pile on the weight and basically screw up your life. Such side effects were considered minor if it meant you could move around with a little less pain.

Nowadays you don’t have to worry about side effects from steroids. You just have to worry about the side effects from Naproxen. Imagine the scene. You head to the bathroom in the morning to go about your daily routine only to look in the mirror and realise that your lips and finger nails have turned blue. At least you can move relatively pain free and you testicles are the same size.

EvaMist

If you are a guy who is going through the male menopause you only have to look forward to driving fast cars and picking up sexy chicks. If you happen to be a woman who is getting older things are slightly different when you hit the menopause. You must endure hot flashes and countless other nasties as your hormones reconfigure themselves.

If the hot flashes you are getting happen to be a little too much there is indeed a solution in the form of the drug EvaMist.

I’ll assume that most people who are reading this are not from a medical background so put simply EvaMist is basically a mist full of estrogen hormones which has all of its side-effects listed in small print on two full pages. Among EvaMist’s many side effects there are hypothyroidism, hypertriglyceridemia, hypocalcaemia, gallbladder disease, dementia, heart attacks and cancer.

Now take a moment to think about it. Is it really worth risking cancer because you are feeling a little on the warm side? Surely it would be more appropriate and safer to simply buy a fan.

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Amazing Photos of our Milky Way Galaxy Against the Canyons of Utah [pics]

When it comes to amazing photography there is no one who can deny that photographs of our universe are some of the most amazing.

Salt Lake City photographer Royce Bair has managed to take take some of the most amazing locations on our planet (the canyons of Utah) and use them one of the most amazing backdrops for his photographs of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, that I have ever seen. These photos were taken in 2011 at the Wall Street Canyon at Bryce Canyon National Park.

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NASA’s Incredible New High Resolution Photograph Of Earth [pic]

There is certainly no denying that some of the most stunning photography that is ever created comes from outer space and a wonderful source of space photography is none other than NASA.

NASA has just released this truly stunning photograph of the Earth. What is really amazing about this NASA photo of Earth is that it is of a super high resolution (8000 x 8000 to be exact.) If the photo below is not high enough of a resolution for you then you can view the super high resolution version here.


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