14 semi-mind-blowing ways the internet kept us entertained this week

by Christopher Ratcliff
“It’s round-up time. Whoa-oh-oh-oh. It’s round-up time. STOP… It’s round-up time!” As you can hear I’ve come up with a theme tune for this weekly round-up of internet japes and harpoonery. Although it doesn’t have a fixed title every week, I thought perhaps at least I could give it a catchy jingle so you know that it is indeed time for the weekly internet round-up.Read the full article

Why Did We Blow On Nintendo Games?

if you played NES, you did it too. Did it work? Subscribe to It's Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Check out http://youarenotsosmart.com/ for more on cognitive biases Books by David McRaney: http://amzn.to/1pQqmQh and http://amzn.to/1qrGRpM Did blowing on NES cartridges actually do anything? http://mentalfloss.com/article/12589/did-blowing-nintendo-cartridges-really-help http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/15044/why-did-you-have-to-blow-into-an-nes-cartridge-to-make-it-work http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?117240-DP-MYTHBUSTERS-Blowing-in-NES-Cartridges Mario speedrun video via akyeren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boq3ghiTKHA The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: http://www.wired.com/2014/04/fantastically-wrong-vegetable-lamb-tartary/ Mice from dirty laundry and other spontaneous generation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_generation ----------------- Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ https://plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Joe Hanson - Host and writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads - Associate Producer Katie Graham - Director of Photography Andrew Matthews - Editor and motion graphics John Knudsen - Gaffer Music: "Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios ----------- Last week's video: The Cycle of Carbon and Oxygen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqQufVZ3iQk More videos: Why Does Time Exist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LZq_w-tIl8 The Science of Game of Thrones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is The Far Future of the Universe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl9DwNOonOA There Was No First Human - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo

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North Atlantic Skies

Every day, between two and three thousand aircraft fly across the North Atlantic between Canada, the United States and Europe. Airspace across the North Atlantic is divided into six Oceanic Control Areas (or OCAs). These OCAs are controlled by Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) working at different locations in different Countries.

NATS, working with the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority), is responsible for providing the air traffic control service to the Shanwick OCA. The IAA service is provided from Shannon in Ireland, and the NATS service provided from Prestwick in Scotland (hence ‘Shanwick’).

The Shanwick OCA is the busiest of all North Atlantic Airspace regions. It is often referred to as ‘the gateway to Europe’ and around 80% of all North Atlantic Air Traffic passes through it, demonstrating the strategic importance of our Prestwick Centre and UK airspace.

This visualization shows Transatlantic traffic over a 24 hour period taken from a day in August last year and shows 2,524 flights crossing the North Atlantic, of which 1,273 pass through the Shanwick OCA. At our busiest periods in the Summer, traffic can peak at 1,500 flights a day passing through the Shanwick OCA.

Find out more on our blog: http://nats.aero/blog/2014/06/north-atlantic-skies-gateway-europe/

Weird perspective of a painting found in Windsor, England

Found at Gallery at Ice in Windsor, UK painted by Brian Weavers.

LEGO Princess Bride scenes - Brickworld Chicago 2014

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