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I'm an avid enthusiast for all things outdoors -- hiking, biking, running, backpacking, climbing -- what have you. I love history, earth science, astronomy, meteorology, all the life sciences and especially insects. Don't ask me about remodeling unless you want to hear me talk for a long time.
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  1. +vote Who Will Win 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'?

    Who Will Win 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'?

    Spoiler Alert: The list is current and updated with eliminated players. You've been warned.Season 30 of Survivor kicks off in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua with 18 all-new ...
    2,009 views 746 votes
  2. +vote The Scariest Threats to the United States

    The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Lots of stuff to be scared of these days... more than usual, even in our normal fear-based-economy. The media and the pundits and the politicians love to find new things ...
    33,929 views 12,075 votes
  3. A Guide to the Geological Formations Around You

    A Guide to the Geological Formations Around You

    Everywhere we go we are surrounded by the story of the Earth. We rarely think about the candy-stripped rocks or the weird outcrop in the woods that looks like a face or ...
    319 views
  4. How Painful is That Sting? The Schmidt Pain Index

    How Painful is That Sting? The Schmidt Pain Index

    Think bug-scientists are timid wimps with butterfly nets and high-pants? Not Justin O. Schmidt. Back in 1984 he wanted to rank the painfulness of insect stings, ...
    545 views
  5. The 10 Coolest Historical Ruins in the LA Mountains

    The 10 Coolest Historical Ruins in the LA Mountains

    You don't have to go far from the city to find traces of Los Angeles's past in the surrounding mountains. At the turn of the century little 'roughing it' camps were a ...
    1,409 views
  6. +vote The Best Names for Groups of Animals

    The Best Names for Groups of Animals

    We all know the regular words for large groups of animals... herd, flock, mob... but what about the animals that maybe don't normally gather in large numbers? The people ...
    545 views 309 votes
  7. 10 of the Most Doomed Expeditions in History

    10 of the Most Doomed Expeditions in History

    History is just FULL of doomed expeditions. It's hard to choose just ten, and it's hard to rank them in any kind of order. I chose these because these were doomed before ...
    68,296 views
  8. +vote The Best Fake Words From The Simpsons

    The Best Fake Words From The Simpsons

    If you aren't using Embiggen in your everyday jibber-jabber, your life must be sad and small. The Simpsons have been around for a couple decades now, and have given us ...
    134,355 views 17,720 votes
  9. 5 Reasons We Should Welcome Our New Mantis Overlords

    5 Reasons We Should Welcome Our New Mantis Overlords

    There are many, many amazing insects on this planet, but if you were to pick a single master predator... you'd pick the praying mantis and here are five video reasons ...
    506 views
  10. +vote How To Survive a Disaster

    How To Survive a Disaster

    It could be that my most favoritest guilty pleasure is the consumption of disaster movies. Mostly because of what I learn so that I may be prepared when that next ...
    17,738 views
  11. Earth's Big Five Mass Extinction Events

    Earth's Big Five Mass Extinction Events

    In honor of the discovery of particles found in Permian rocks that might have clues to the cause of the Permian die-off, I'm listing our planet's five biggest extinction ...
    69,770 views
  12. Earth History in 11 Easy Steps

    Earth History in 11 Easy Steps

    Getting a little tired of this Earth? Think you might want to get a shiny new one? Maybe one with less plastic bits floating in the ocean, more fresh air, and less ...
    22,615 views
  13. 10 Fun, Amazing Physics Experiments

    10 Fun, Amazing Physics Experiments

    The natural laws, things we take for granted on a daily basis, are things we haven't given much thought to. When we drop something, it falls. The end. We don't pull a ...
    608 views
  14. +vote The 22 Most Idiotic Bad-Science Moments in Disaster Movies

    The 22 Most Idiotic Bad-Science Moments in Disaster Movies

    Hollywood has no time for science! It's too slow/too fast, too dangerous/too benign, and mostly too complicated to be bothered with on the big screen. Disaster movies ...
    33,595 views 1,404 votes
  15. 6 Amazing Stories of Exploring the American West

    6 Amazing Stories of Exploring the American West

    The American West is full of stories of men and women who did things that are unimaginable to those of us today. Many of whom are, right this moment, feeling bitter and ...
    24,771 views
  16. 10 Incredible Insect & Spider Battles

    10 Incredible Insect & Spider Battles

    This is a collection of some of the most amazing insect and spider battles caught on tape. These are all predators - in almost all cases here, they are predator vs.
    84,100 views
  17. The Earth's Known SuperContinents

    The Earth's Known SuperContinents

    Pangea, right? Right? Not really. Despite the fact that most people have only ever heard of the one supercontinent, our planet has had a number of them. Earth's land ...
    28,931 views
  18. +vote The Funniest Props on The Simpsons

    The Funniest Props on The Simpsons

    The Simpsons has it all... funny jokes, funny characters, funny plot-lines... but it also has the props to back it all up. Sometimes, finding the product names, or ...
    26,310 views 7,564 votes
  19. +vote Things You Hate Most When Driving

    Things You Hate Most When Driving

    We all get a little extra annoyed when we slide behind the wheel of our car. Maybe it's because we'd rather just be where we were going and not have to deal with the ...
    3,940 views 819 votes
  20. The World's 6 Known Supervolcanoes

    The World's 6 Known Supervolcanoes

    List of all supervolcano locations in the world. Supervolcano is a word that sounds pretty silly. It's not just a regular volcano, it's SUPER. Just SUPER! Mega? Sure, we ...
    733,000 views
  21. +vote The Best Simpsons Non-Human Characters

    The Best Simpsons Non-Human Characters

    The Simpsons is full of hilarious characters, but what about the cornucopia of animals and creatures that come in and out of the show's life? Vote for the best of these ...
    30,816 views 7,209 votes
  22. 10 Things to Know About Earthquakes

    10 Things to Know About Earthquakes

    While we in earthquake-prone places like California tend to get blase about the ground shaking ( aw hell, my coffee spilled! ), even the most unaffected of us feel that ...
    31,605 views
  23. +vote The Funniest Business Names in The Simpsons

    The Funniest Business Names in The Simpsons

    The Simpsons has a rich history of background gags, and some of the best are the names of the stores in Springfield and its environs. Sometimes they blow by so fast you ...
    48,084 views 7,703 votes
  24. 10 Amazing Facts About Spiders

    10 Amazing Facts About Spiders

    Most everyone hates and fears spiders on sight, but they are actually some of the most impressive, well-equipped animals on earth. They are the highest order of ...
    44,742 views
  25. Top 10 Most Amazing Ant-Mimics

    Top 10 Most Amazing Ant-Mimics

    Camouflage is nothing new in the animal kingdom... thousands of species use it for both hiding from predators and for sneaking up on prey. In these ten cases, everyone ...
    9,514 views