Saturday, May 24, 2014

Video Babble

I love information...acquiring it, learning it, using it and sharing it. This post is called video babble cuz it's a mix of all types of interesting information.
For instance, have you ever wondered what sound looked like? I have. The only time I saw actual sound was on an acid trip back in 1990's. During the trip I could see sound waves and hear colors. Needless to say after that experience... I had to stop doing Acid.  Now here we are 20 years later and it seems I wasn't (really) crazy after all.

Through a technique called Schlieren Flow Visualization which registers changes in air pressure. Mike Hargather, a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, shares what sound waves look like. He shows everything from a human clap to the explosive firing power of an AK 47.

Another interesting video I ran across will make you want to drink bottled water exclusively if you live in the United Kingdom. Last week the Drinking Water Inspectorate (they inspect tap water) of the UK found metabolized traces of Cocaine in the drinking water. When I say metabolized, that means the cokes been, inhaled, injected, ingested, smoked, or shot intravenously. Once the body metabolizes the narcotic, the left over coke is urinated out. Trace elements of that pee-pee powder is what inspectors have found in purified tap water.

So in layman's terms... there is so much Cocaine use in the UK that even after a strict purification process they can't remove it from the water supply. To find out more about this weird but fun fact check out the video below. 


I saved the best for last. In 1979 a Utah Police officer went undercover to expose the KKK and ends up becoming their leader. That's not the interesting part. What makes this case unbelievable is the cop that infiltrated the KKK was a black man. Wait...did you read that right? Did he just say a black man became the leader of the Klu Klux Klan? Yes he did! The natural question to ask is "how?" That's where the story get's complicated.  For the whole story, check out the link (KKK Infiltrated) and watch the video below. To find out how a black police officer became a Grand Dragon of the KKK.

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