6 Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and SoulFrom slowing the decline in fatal brain disease, to generating a sense of oneness with one another and the universe, drumming's physical and spiritual health benefits may be as old as time itself. Drumming is as fundamental a form of human expression as speaking, and likely emerged long before humans even developed the capability of using the lips, tongue and vocal organs as instruments of communication. To understand the transformative power of drumming you really must experience it, which is something I have had the great pleasure of doing now for twenty years. Below is one of the circles I helped organize in Naples Florida back in 2008, which may give you a taste of how spontaneous and immensely creative a thing it is (I'm the long haired 'hippie' with the gray tank top drumming like a primate in the background). But drumming is not a distinctively human technology. Interestingly, percussive sound-making (drumming) can be observed in certain species of birds, rodents and insects.
Female Armor SucksThe “incredibly sturdy Dragon Mail of Protection” looks exactly like all comics armor for women. The next time I’m caught in a sword fight, I hope I’m wearing something more protective. Like, I don’t know, a sundress or something. [CollegeHumor via Laughing Squid]Adult Toys: Take A Peek Into Their Private LivesI need to warn you that if you watch this video, you can’t un-watch it. Somebody told me that a few months ago before I watched the trailer for The Human Centipede, but of course, I didn’t listen. I watched it anyway, and I’m forever scared. Although it’s not as bad as that, if you are a woman, it will definitely destroy the sweet childhood memories you have of not only Barbie, but some of your other toys too. This video, created by Atom.com user mightyent, is called “Adult Toys.”
Tasting Wine - StumbleUponTasting Wine All About Wine Tasting There’s more to tasting a glass of wine than throwing it down your gullet. We’ll start slow.Futility Closet - StumbleUponIn 1903, a prisoner named Will West arrived at Leavenworth. The record clerk took the photographs above and, thinking he remembered West, asked whether he had been there before. West said no. The clerk took some measurements, went to the file, and produced this record, bearing the name William West: Amazed, the prisoner said, “That’s my picture, but I don’t know where you got it, for I know I have never been here before.”
Key ChordsKey Chords app generates guitar chord progressions automatically. Use it free online, or get the app for Mac, Windows or iOS (iPad) - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange the chord progression - Tweak the settings to control the playback speedScience of Surviving the Zombie ApocalypseWe love interesting research, especially since our language learning products are based on research by Paul Pimsleur. So we were excited when we saw that research in necroneurology identified several key features of zombie behavior. Below is the science of surviving the zombie apocalypse. Share it: All tongue-in-cheek. And a huge thanks to Bradley Voytek, Timothy Verstynen and the Zombie Research Society for the research and help with this infographic.