Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mythbusters Adam Savage: I Got Past TSA With Razor Blades

Adam Savage, the guy from Mythbusters, got past TSA with razor blades.  Not just any razor blades.. Long razor blades used to cut foam blocks. 

Apparently he had the razor blades, along with nuts and bolts and other metal objects, in his carry on bag.  His bag went through the scanner and they didn't say anything!  Go TSA!

I should also mention that he didn't know the razor blades were in his bag.  He wasn't trying to cause trouble or anything.  Watch the video below.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Minecraft Water Slide

Have you ever heard of Minecraft?  Minecraft is a sandbox building game that involves creating and destroying blocks in a 3D world.  In Minecraft, you will encounters enemies, cave exploring, building, flowing water, dynamic lighting, farming, and much more!

Check out this youtube video of a waterslide that someone created in minecraft.

Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA Shennanigans

I'm fed up with the TSA.  I refuse to have my balls cupped just to go through the airport.  I know I'm not the only one that is completely fed up with this!  I will be voting with my wallet by not flying for a long time.  Driving may take a little bit more time, but I'll save money and not have my rights violated.

I keep coming across different stories about the TSA.  From some guy pissing his pants during a pat down, to another girl having to cut off her nipple rings off with pliers. I often hear the TSA referred to as a "security theater".  You know what?  That's exactly what it is.  Just a theater.  It's all an act to prevent terrorists from even attempting something.

All the TSA accomplishes is wasting tax dollars and violating rights.  Oh, and taking away weapons... like nail clippers and bottles of water. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Are Released Into The Wild

 Check out this article from  They have successfully released genetically modified mosquitoes onto an island.  The mosquitoes they released have lowered the populations by as much as 80%.  They say it's safe, since the mosquitoes they release are sterile and can't reproduce.

"An Oxford-based research firm has announced the results of a release of genetically modified male mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands, the first experiment with GM mosquitoes to take place in the wild.
From May to October of this year, Oxitec released male mosquitoes three times a week in a 40-acre area. The mosquitoes had been genetically modified to be sterile, so that when they mated with the indigenous female mosquitoes there would be no offspring, and the population would shrink.

Mosquito numbers in the region had dropped 80 percent by August, which the researchers expect would result in fewer dengue cases."

Check out the original article on