The Science T-shirt

There is a huge market out there that makes millions upon millions of dollars each year and that market is the online nerdy science t-shirt market. There are so many different websites to go to get all kinds of various styles of t-shirts; from polo’s to v-necks to crew necks and just the plain old t-shirt, you can get it all!

There is such a huge multitude of websites sometimes it can actually be hard to choose where to waste my money that is just burning such a huge hole through my pocket and needs to be well wasted right away – and I do! I own a grand total of 21 nerdy t-shirts, including my favorite one, the recursion t-shirt (to understand recursion you must first understand recursion):  http://nerdtee.me/featured-t-shirt-recursion/

I just love nerdy T-shirts, I have so many of them and yet I can’t stop getting more of them. Lots of people laugh when an adult walk around with a nerdy shirt, whether it be a Bazinga shirt from the famed Sheldon in the big bang theory, or it’s a batman shirt. I love getting band shirts too, some of my favorite are the Metallica shirts; they just look awesome. Some of my favorite shirts to get have action heroes and their catch phrases on them. No matter what I love getting myself a lame and nerdy shirt, whether it’s for a cheap laugh or just for my own amusement I just can’t stop.

No matter what the stereotypes be, mainly that grown men should be wearing full sleeve button up shirts and dress pants instead of a batman shirt with matching pants and light up batman shoes, I won’t stop doing it…. Ok maybe the light up shoes are a little overkill and childish but you get the point! There’s nothing wrong with showing what you love, what you enjoy, and what your passion is. And if any of those things happen to throw you into the category of nerd, then so be it. Keep representing batman, Spiderman, or Mine Craft; it really doesn’t matter, it’s who you are, and quite frankly in my opinion it’s awesome….. even though personally I find Mine Craft to be ever so boring and just flat out lame, like common, just get some Lego’s and have fun like kids in the 90’s did!

And here’s a dirty little secret, if you want to go past nerdy I really like getting myself WWE shirts, yes that’s right, professional wrestling is one of those dirty little things I happen to enjoy, and I’m not afraid to buy a t-shirt which advertises that; ooh that John Cena! HUSTLE, LOYALTY, RESPECT!!

All of that being said one of my favorite places to shop online for t-shirts, nerdy t-shirts to, is Amazon. Amazon really has absolutely everything and chances are if you want a t-shirt, no matter what’s on it, they will probably have it. Not only that but they usually have it for a very good price, and order a few items and you will get free shipping too! There are some really great online t-shirt companies which offer various levels and styles of customization like http://www.nerdtee.me ; they’re great too! I’ve gotten some really great work from some custom online t-shirt shops. Just be sure to read some reviews beforehand so you know that the service and quality they provide is good; because let’s face it, the internet is full of people who want to just make a quick buck instead of actually provide good service. These people definitely don’t have any hustle, loyalty or respect!

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Advanced cloud identification

The last post ‘Cloud identification’ was all basic clouds in the atmosphere, This one is about the identification of advanced clouds and what they signify in terms of weather patterns.

This will also be divided into 4 sections :)Advanced Cloud Identification

1. Low clouds
Scud clouds
A type of fractus cloud, are low, detached, irregular clouds found beneath cumulonimbus clouds. These clouds are often ragged or wispy in appearance, signifies instability.
Fractus clouds:
Fragments of an ambient cloud base, also signifies instability.
2.Mid Clouds:
 Altocumulus castellanus:
This type of alto cloud looks castel like and if seen in the morning may signify showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, evidence of mid-atmospheric instability and a high mid-altitude lapse rate.
Altocumulus lenticularis(lenticular cloud):
Formations caused by wave like movements in the upper mid atmosphere, caused by mountainous areas and sometimes mistaken for UFO’s.
 3.High Clouds:
Noctilucent Clouds:
Clouds (cirrus like) above the stratosphere, visible (seemingly glowing) at night as a result of its high altitude.
Contrails:
Caused by the condensation of water vapor in the upper atmosphere as a result of jet engine exaust.
4.Convective Clouds:
Funnel clouds:
Signifies the formation of a tornado, please see my article “Tornado Safety
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Cloud identification

I love clouds XD they are so fascinating to watch, that’s why I want you to enjoy cloud watching as much as I do with this picture guide to how to identify a cloud.

How to identify a cloud
1.Low Level Clouds
Low level clouds are typically found from the surface to about 2000 metres or about 6000 ft into the troposphere. There are various types of low level clouds ranging from fog to stratus.
Fog:

Found near or on the ground, restricting visibility and scattering sunlight.

Stratus:

Horizontal clouds with uniform bases, usually the cause of cloudy or drizzle days. Meaning layers in latin.

Nimbostratus:

 

Dark, non-uniform low clouds capable of producing light to medium precipitation under normal conditions. This is the cloud that causes most of the rain in the spring and fall. These clouds may also contain ice particles and snow.
Nimbo meaning rain.

Stratocumulus:

 

Low clouds in large, rounded masses usually forming clumps or lines, formed by weak convective currents and does not typically exceed 8000 ft.

 

2.Mid Level Clouds
Altostratus:
Mid altitude, semi opaque clouds with a uniform base. solar light usually visible to a certain extent. Usually signals coming rain in the next 48 hours. Alto meaning mid-range
Altocumulus:
Mid level clouds forming globular masses or rolls in layers or patches, the individual elements being larger and darker than those of cirrocumulus and smaller than those of stratocumulus.
Can signal a variety of different patterns, wait for the next blog post :)
3.High clouds
Cirrus:
High clouds resembling whisps of hair, usually transparent to light.
Cirrocumulus:
At approx 3.1 miles high, these globular clouds signify slight convection in the upper atmosphere. Resembling fish scales lol
Cirrostratus:

Cirrostratus is a thin layer of high clouds sometimes producing a halo around the sun.

4. Convective Clouds

Cumulus:

Puffy convective clouds spanning from low to mid altitudes, usually white in colour and indicates fair weather if it does not keep growing bigger.

Towering cumulus:

Tall cumulus clouds, usually dark at the base and capable of producing rain or hail, capable of turning into a Cumulonimbus

Cumulonimbus:

Thundercloud. Cumulonimbi usually span the entire troposphere, forming an anvil shaped top when coming in contact with the stratosphere. This cloud is capable of producing anything imaginable, rain, snow, hail, lightning, tornado etc

Interesting Science (and random) Facts

1.  Giraffes have a 21 inch tongue…
(And I have a 21 inch something else…)
2. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
3. Jupiter is less than 1% of the mass of the sun.
4. The RMS. Titanic takes about 15 minutes to stop from full speed.
5. A sneeze travels at over 160 km/h.
6. “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt.”
7. Albert Einstein was once offered the Presidency of Israel. He declined saying he had no head for problems.
8.Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
9. Due to hyperinflation in the 1920’s, 4,000,000,000,000,000,000 German marks were worth 1 US dollar.
10. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
11. There is a town in Newfoundland called Dildo.
12. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
13. Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.
14. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
15. Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.
16. The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.
17. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
18. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
(don’t try ramming concrete though… remember your small brain)
19. An average man will orgasm between 2700 to 6000 in his lifetime.
20. No burping in space, there isn’t gravity to seperate the liquids and gases in the stomach, so one cannot burp.

AN ANNOTATED THERMOMETER

I saw this on this website:
http://jcdverha.home.xs4all.nl/scijokes/2.html
Thought it was funny

60F 15C 289K
Californians put on sweaters (if they can find one in their wardrobe)

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Miami residents turn on the heat (if they have a heating system)

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* You can see your breath
* Californians shiver uncontrollably
* Minnesotans go swimming

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Italian cars don’t start

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Water freezes

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30F -1C 272K
* You plan your vacation to Australia
* Minnesotans put on T-shirts
* Politicians begin to worry about the homeless
* British cars don’t start
* Your boogers freeze

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* Boston water freezes
* Californians weep pitiably
* Minnesotans eat ice cream
* Canadians go swimming

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* You can hear your breath
* Politicians begin to talk about the homeless
* New York City water freezes
* Miami residents plan vacation further south

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* French cars don’t start
* You plan a vacation in Mexico
* Cat insists on sleeping in bed with you

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* Too cold to ski
* You need jumper cables to get the car going

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* You plan your vacation in Houston
* American cars don’t start

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* Alaskans put on T-shirts
* Too cold to skate

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-10F -23C 250K

* German cars don’t start
* Eyes freeze shut when you blink

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* You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo
* Arkansas stick tongue on metal objects
* Miami residents cease to exist

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-20F -29C 244K
* Cat insists on sleeping in your pajamas with you
* Politicians actually do something about the homeless
* Minnesotans shovel snow off roof
* Japanese cars don’t start

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* Too cold to think
* You need jumper cables to get the driver going

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-30F -34C 239K
* You plan a two week hot bath
* The Mighty Mongahela freezes
* Sweedish cars don’t start

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-40F -40C 233K
* Californians disappear
* Minnesotan button top button
* Canadians put on sweaters
* Your car helps you plan your trip South

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-50F -46C 237K
* Congressional hot air freezes
* Alaskans close the bathroom window

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-80F -62C 211K
* Hell freezes over
* Polar bears move south

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How big is your economic indicator?

A Finnish doctoral student recently discovered a surprising correlation between penis length and world economic growth…

Appearantly, penis size has more of a robust effect on Gross Domestic Product growth than democracy.

“One striking result is the collapse of the GDP after the male organ exceeds the length of 16 cm or 6.3 inches.

*No pictures included…*
Penis length alone can explain 20% of the between country GDP growth rate variation betweem 1960 and 1985.
Oh and if all that politically correct speech is hard to understand…
Smaller Penis = Greater Income
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Weather is beautiful: Part 1

Here we have a collection of photographs I’ve taken of various weather and climatic phenomenon! All Images copyright of MemeScience!– fair use permitted :)
ominous Cumulonimbus cloud base in Calgary AB
Beautiful sunset near Rocky Mountain House AB
Red sky at night :) sun set obscured by stratiform clouds in Calgary AB
Highway 93 SB near Kootney Ntl Park, snowstorm imminent
Large Cumuloform cloud base near Fairmont BC
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Some interesting facts about wolves

Yay! Wolf facts!

There are many interesting things about the most versatile predators on earth (Wolves), care to know some? then read on!

1. Wolves are social animals, they form social groups called packs. A pack can range anywhere from 3 to 40 individual wolves.

A pack

2. Contrary to popular belief, wolf packs are not set in strict hierarchy. There is the alpha (mating) pair, and subordinate wolves. None of that beta or omega rankings in between, although adolescent pups are considered to be the lowest ranking.
3.  The coyote evolved separately from the wolf over 500,000 years ago.
4. The gestation period for wolves is 63 days, pups are born in the spring months of April and May.
5. The weight of wolves in North America can be as little as 40 pounds or as large as 175 pounds.
6. Wolves live up to 15 years in captivity but only 6-8 in the wild.
7. Wolves are (were) found in nearly every country in the northern hemisphere.

Present range in North America

8. The average litter size is anywhere from 4 to 8 pups, less than half that number survive to age 2, at which time they’re fully sexually mature.
9. The choice diet of wolves are large ungulates like deer and elk, wolves can eat more than 20 pounds of meat in a sitting.
10. There hasn’t been a recorded wolf attack on humans in over 100 years.
11. Wolves are a keystone species, and their absence can destabilize the entire ecosystem.
12.There are an estimated 7,000 to 11,200 wolves in Alaska and more than 5,000 in the lower states, and around 40,000 in Canada. Decreasing steadily.
13. Wolves have a complex communication system ranging from barks and whines to growls and the most famous one, the howl, used for long distance communication.

Howl

14. Wolves are not strict carnivores and will eat most plants and vegetation to survive.
15. Wolves average an height at shoulder of 26 to 35 inches, varies with region.

Thanks for reading these facts! I hope you enjoyed them.

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What Makes a Genius?

This is your brain…
This is Einstein’s brain…
What did Mr. Einstein have that we don’t? A bigger brain? More brain cells? How about none of the above?
Einstein’s brain weighed in at 2.7 pounds, less than most adult men. Most of his brain was in fact unremarkable, but one area associated with visual and spatial reasoning — the inferior parietal region — was 15% larger than normal. Even more unusual, his brain lacked a special fissure there, effectively fusing two key brain regions into one.

Also, he had a smaller, less densely packed frontal cortex, the part of the brain usually assumed to be directly influencing reasoning and logic. This helped him to be less limited by reality and become more creative.

Is that it? not really. There is still more about his white matter. White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists mostly of myelinated axons. Myelinated nerve cells tremendously increase the speed at which the action potential (nerve impulse) moves along the neuron’s axon.Its usually described as the foundation of the brain.

White matter has long been suspected to be correlated to intelligence. Humans have more white matter both concentration wise and area wise than most animals, even animals of the same brain size.
Einstein had a LOT of white matter… especially underneath the regions controlling spatial reasoning and creativity.

That is genius.

Now go home and cut up your brain :) see how much white matter you have

My name is Bond – Covalent Bond. (And other chemistry jokes)

Science Jokes 1:

What do you do to a dead chemist?
Barium!

What does a meteorologist get after a night of heavy drinking?
Rear flank downdraft

How many physical chemists does it take to change a light bulb?

Only one, but he’ll change it three times, plot a straight line through the data, and then extrapolate to zero concentration.

Mole problems? Call Avogadro at 602-3023

How do you get lean molecules?
Feed them titrations.

“I can’t believe it,” said the tourist to calgary. “I’ve been here an entire week and it’s done nothing but snow. When do you have summer here?”
“Well, that’s hard to say,” replied the local. “Last year, it was on a Wednesday.”

Little Jonny was a chemist.
Little Jonny is no more.
For what he thought was H2O,
Was H2SO4

i to π: Be rational.
π to i: Get real.

It was mentioned on CNN that the new prime number discovered recently is four times bigger then the previous record…

What do physicists enjoy doing the most at baseball games?
The ‘wave’.

What is the difference between a physicist, an engineer, and a mathematician?
If an engineer walks into a room and sees a fire in the middle and a bucket of water in the corner, he takes the bucket of water and pours it on the fire and puts it out.
If a physicist walks into a room and sees a fire in the middle and a bucket of water in the corner, he takes the bucket of water and pours it eloquently around the fire and lets the fire put itself out.
If a mathematician walks into a room and sees a fire in the middle and a bucket of water in the corner, he convinces himself there is a solution and leaves.

What do you do to a sick chemist?
Curium.