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Piiiigs….aannnddd….spaaaaaaace!

Yes, I know it’s “pigs in space”…bear with me here.

Two videos from two opposite sides of the YouTubes.

Video 1: Piiiigs
I’d buy 80 of these things if this was how the actual infomercial had aired, haha.


Video 2: Spaaaaaaace
This is, on some level, art. I’m sure of it.

It’s also really soothing, actually (especially the sounds), except for when the balloon pops at 1:52:15 and the garlic bread re-enacts that spinning scene from “Gravity.”

Wonderful Noise

Holy crapples. If you haven’t watched Gravity yet, you need to do so, even if it’s just for the scene that goes along with this amazing song:

Or just for that song alone.

TWSB: Canada – A Weighty Issue (Or “massy,” rather; shut up, it’s a pun)

Canada: being the nonconformist country since 1867.

For over 40 years scientists have been trying to figure out why parts of Canada—specifically the Hudson Bay area—experience lower gravitational pull than other parts of the world.

Yeah, seriously.
Freaking Canada.

There are two theories that have been put forth to explain this phenomenon. The first has to do with the convection currents of the earth’s magma. Scientists who support this theory think that convection beneath the Hudson Bay area is causing the continental plate there to be dragged down, thus decreasing mass and, subsequently, decreasing gravity.
The second theory has to do with the old Laurentide Ice Sheet. This ice sheet covered much of Canada and the northern US way back when glaciers ruled the world. The ice was about 2 miles thick in most sections (perspective: the Antarctic ice sheet covering the continent can be as thick as 3 miles) and thus was super heavy and weighed down that part of the earth, displacing the mass underneath it.
This ice sheet melted over the course of 10,000 years, but the earth that had been beneath it is still “rebounding”—that is, it is still quite a large depression that is slowly rising back up to what would be a normal level if the ice sheet had never been there. Because this depression still exists, that is the cause of the lower amount of gravity in that region of the planet.
Apparently, it turns out that both theories are correct. There’s mega convection going on beneath the earth’s surface under the Hudson Bay, but there’s also been a measured effect of the earth rebounding from the glacier. Though this rebound will take about 5,000 more years, the change that is occurring is prominent enough to be observed—the sea level, which is rising in other parts of the world, is noticeably dropping along Hudson Bay.

So yeah. Convection + Ice Age influence = Canada’s weird.

Cool, huh?

Today’s song: I Turn My Camera On by Spoon 

Gravity, you bitch

How dare you crush stars like that!