Physics Students Calculate How Long a Vampire Needs To Drink Your Blood

A bite to the neck and a clean getaway—that’s what a vampire needs. A group of physics students from the University of Leicester calculated exactly how long a vampire would need to accomplish those two things: about 6.4 minutes. They published their findings in the university’s Journal of Physics Special Topics.

Source: Physics Students Calculate How Long a Vampire Needs To Drink Your Blood

Not taking into account the anti-coagulant. 😉

Depends on the vampire type. In some movies they just chew the throat open, in others their fangs are hypodermic needles and the blood drained goes directly into the vampires bloodstream. Any of these differences would vastly affect the speed of the blood loss.

Homeopathy Successfully Turns Water Into a Placebo

After a thorough evaluation of 57 scientific reviews that encompassed 176 studies on 68 illnesses, a panel of health experts has once again concluded that homeopathy is at best a placebo (when it’s not being potentially harmful).

Source: Homeopathy successfully turns water into a placebo

From my experience, most people don’t actually know that homeopathy is a specific thing.  For them, it’s just a name for “alternative medicine”, i.e. anything not by the medical-industrial complex that suppresses millennia-old medicinal truths to sell their evil chemistry.

XKCD Time!

There’ve been a few I wanted to work in, but haven’t managed so here goes…

OKay, I’m just gonna order pizza, and let’s never talk about this again

Look, recipe, if I knew how much was gonna taste good, I wouldn’t need you

This one is a little bland. Pass the saltshaker?

I’m trying to be healthier, so after I eat this brick of cheese I’ll have a spoonful of grease-soaked vegetables

I Have Never Heard Of, Much Less Eaten, Any of the Foods in This Juice Lady’s Food Diary

“I usually wake up at 6:30am,” begins the food diary of Amanda Chantal Bacon, published last May on Elle and currently making the internet rounds again. “[I] start with some Kundalini meditation and a 23-minute breath set—along with a copper cup of silver needle and calendula tea—before my son Rohan wakes.”

Tea! I love tea, especially when it comes with needles or calendars! Where am I?

Source: I Have Never Heard Of, Much Less Eaten, Any of the Foods in This Juice Lady’s Food Diary

Did she confuse a cook book with a spell book? None of these things sound like real things.

Yukon Public Health Campaign Encourages Citizens to Make Sure They’re Getting Plenty of D

The Yukon territory in Canada is cold, dark, and sparsely populated—circumstances that require Yukon’s Health and Human Services to encourage residents to really go crazy on that D.

“How do you do the D?” asks the above ad, posted on Imgur, politely curious about Canadian citizens’ vitamin D intake but really their sex habits; another ad, via BuzzFeed Canada, shows an alarmed woman staring at a plate of fish, asking “Need a little help…with your daily D?” A third ad shows a man with his dog, wondering why he hasn’t grown out of his old cravings: “I’m in my 30s, who knew I needed to do the D?”

Source: Yukon Public Health Campaign Encourages Citizens to Make Sure They’re Getting Plenty of D

That’s one way to go viral 😉

Bless their hearts. They tried real hard. Instead they just looked like this:

Dog Goes Out to Pee, Accidentally Runs Half-Marathon, Comes in 7th

It’s easily done really. You go out to pee, you go for a little wander, and suddenly you find yourself competing in a half-marathon.

Well, it’s easily done when you’re a two-and-a-half-year-old bloodhound, who likes to roam around town.

Source: After her owner let her out to pee, this dog accidentally ran a half-marathon and came 7th

2.5 years old is not a puppy.  At heart, sure…

The best parts:

  • Jim Clemens, who finished the race in fourth place, just ahead of Ludivine, says the pup was prone to distraction: ‘She would run off to romp through streams and into yards to sniff around for a while.’
  •  ‘I can’t believe she ran the whole half marathon because she’s actually really lazy,’

I wish all news was this enjoyable.