Tinkling Spoons Can Trigger Seizures in Cats The United Kingdom-based charity International Cat Care reached out to veterinary specialists after receiving surprising complaints from cat owners: Their feline companions were apparently having seizures in response to high-pitched sounds. A study of these cats revealed that the sound-induced seizures were more common in older cats, and the most common triggers were crinkling tinfoil, hitting a ceramic bowl with a metal spoon and tapping glass. Mark Lowrie and Laurent Garosi, veterinary neurologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists in England, and Robert Harvey, a molecular neuroscientist and geneticist at the University College London School of Pharmacy, decided to survey cat owners about the phenomenon, which has been dubbed "Tom and Jerry syndrome," after the cartoon character Tom, who often responds to startling sounds with involuntary jerks. [Feline Fun: 10 Surprising Facts About Cats]
How movie theaters SHOULD be laid out All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP 12 Dad Jokes To Make You Cringe (And Laugh). Number 7 Took Me A Second. ‘Dad jokes’ are all about terrible puns, ridiculous word-play, and cringe-worthy timing. This list, though, is all about the very best dad jokes around. Yes, these will probably make you cringe. But they might actually make you laugh too! Enjoy. My dad used to carry around a frayed knot in his pocket, just an old tied up piece of rope.
Epicycloid The path traced out by a point on the edge of a circle of radius rolling on the outside of a circle of radius Metaphysical solipsism Metaphysical solipsism is the variety of idealism which is based on the argument that no reality exists other than one's own mind or mental states, and that the individual mind is the whole of reality and the external world has no independent existence. It is expressed by the assertion "I myself only exist", in other words, no reality exists other than one's own mind. There are weaker versions of metaphysical solipsism, such as Caspar Hare's egocentric presentism (or perspectival realism), in which other persons are conscious but their experiences are simply not present. Arguments in favour of Solipsism
Large Hadron Collider turns on 'data tap' The Large Hadron Collider has re-started scientific investigations after a two-year pause. Scientists are waiting for the first new data to begin flowing from the underground particle smasher, paving the way to a new era in physics. On Wednesday, the vast machine clattered proton beams together at much higher energies than were achieved during its first run in 2010-2013. This should allow physicists to hunt for signs of new scientific phenomena. Situated 100m beneath tranquil countryside on the Franco-Swiss border, the particle smasher operated by Cern has already carried out test collisions at the energy of 13 trillion electron volts (TeV), up from a high mark of 8 TeV achieved during the machine's first run. Now, with the first "physics collisions", scientists can begin their work.
Why 3D movies need to die All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP Short Jokes As Told By Young Children. These Are Surprisingly Funny. Sometimes, children can be the source of a surprising amount of wit and hilarity. These 10 jokes told by young kids might surprise you! My daughter recently told me this joke… K-MODDL > Tutorials > Reuleaux Triangle If an enormously heavy object has to be moved from one spot to another, it may not be practical to move it on wheels. Instead the object is placed on a flat platform that in turn rests on cylindrical rollers (Figure 1). As the platform is pushed forward, the rollers left behind are picked up and put down in front. An object moved this way over a flat horizontal surface does not bob up and down as it rolls along. The reason is that cylindrical rollers have a circular cross section, and a circle is closed curve "with constant width." What does that mean?
Nine Hilariously Awkward Facebook Interactions What happens when you insult the boss you’ve added as a friend and ask a friend if their child is stoned? The most hilariously awkward Facebook interactions ever: My Goatee Isn’t Stupid Why You Don’t Friend Your Boss On Facebook Bizarre balls of worms form on road after texas flooding That’s not spaghetti in the road in Texas. Balls of worms appeared in the road in Eisenhower State Park in Texas on 29 May after recent flooding and heavy rain. Credit: YouTube/Texas Parks and Wildlife In this video, a park ranger can be seen poking one of the worm herds. Photos show the herds lining up straight along a road.
How to tell if the weather is going to be a really big deal All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman.