Category Archives: Interesting

On Blackbeard’s Ship: Syphilis Syringe, Rectal Pump

“Also discovered were what’s left of two devices, known as pump clysters, intended for sending fluid into one’s rectum. Researchers plan further investigation to figure out just why the crew needed them.”

This is hilarious. Items found on Blackbeard’s ship. They can’t IMAGINE why a bunch of men at sea together for months at a time would need enemas. No clue whatsoever. Nope, not at all.

via On Blackbeard’s Ship: Syphilis Syringe, Rectal Pump.

Fair DUI | Protect the innocent. Focus on education over punishment.

Fair DUI | Protect the innocent. Focus on education over punishment..

 

The group advocates putting your license, registration and insurance information in a plastic freezer bag and holding them against your car window along with this flyer:

I remain silent. No searches. I want my lawyer.

From their website:

The idea is that you do not roll down your window but rather press the flyer up against the window so police can read it. You show them your license and other papers through the window.

The purpose of the bag is to keep the driver from having to roll down their window and potentially putting themselves in danger of police “lying” and saying a driver’s speech is “slurred” or that they could smell alcohol or drugs coming from the vehicle.

Read the Lawrence Krauss letter the WSJ wouldn’t run about its ‘science proves religion’ story

The problem with Metaxas’ argument, Krauss wrote in the reply the Journal refused to publish, begins with the assumption the scientists actually “know the factors that allow the evolution of life in the Universe. We know the many factors that were important here on Earth, but we do not know what set of other factors might allow a different evolutionary history elsewhere.”

Metaxas’ error is “akin to saying that if one looks at all the factors in my life that led directly to my sitting at my computer to write this, one would obtain a probability so small as to conclude that it is impossible that anyone else could ever sit down to compose a letter to the [Wall Street Journal].”

via Read the Lawrence Krauss letter the WSJ wouldn’t run about its ‘science proves religion’ story.