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This world is filled with mystery, but we can close the book on one of them: Whether electructing a watermelon is awesome or not. 

As it turns out, yes, it is awesome. 

YouTubers The Backyard Scientists sent 20,000 volts of electricity into a watermelon and kablamo, instant awesome. Watch them use a small capacitor to "pink mist" below. 

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There are many unexplainined feature the universe, and while we pass them off to magic or just science we haven't figured out yet, many of the unexplained phenomeon could be proof of alternate realities. 

In this video, get a crash course on white multiple timelines, realities, and universes might be a thing, and then wonder if we're in the dumbest one of them. 

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Via: Lean It Up
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They say you are what you eat. So if you're eating chicken from Subway, it turns out you are some sort of soy-filler byproduct?

According to a report from the CBC, some of Subway's chicken-based menu items contain less than 50 percent chicken DNA. The highest percentage was found in their oven-roasted chicken, which contained a whopping 53.6 percent chicken DNA. The real winner was the chicken strips, which contained 42.8 percent chicken. Cluck. 

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The other main component? You guessed it, Frank Stallone. I mean, soy. The other main ingredient is soy. 

Subway wasn't going to take this lying down. They told Mashable:

The accusations made by CBC Marketplace about the content of our chicken are absolutely false and misleading. Our chicken is 100% white meat with seasonings, marinated and delivered to our stores as a finished, cooked product.

We have advised them of our strong objections. We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data, but we are insisting on a full retraction. Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest priority. This report is wrong and it must be corrected.

Now the two are in a big game of chicken. 

Subway did their own invesitgation and found less than one percent of soy in their chicken product, while the CBC stands by their test results. They cited Robert Hanner, a biologist and associate director for the Canadian Barcode of Life Network at the University of Guelph in Ontari, who wrote, "DNA tests do not lie (especially when conducted multiple times), and anyone with access to a DNA laboratory could perform these tests."

Because Subway is doing their own secret study that backs up their claim that their chicken is chicken, it makes sense to be skeptical of their findings.

In the mean time, maybe try a veggie delight sub. Everyone knows that banana pepper is just a banana pepper... or is it. You know what? Maybe try an actual deli.  

H/T Mashable

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Despite the fact that science pretty much tells us that boys and girls have essentially the same brain functionality, there is a tendency to assume higher intelligence in males than females. Why is this stupid thing still a thing?

As this video from AsapSCIENCE reveals, a phenomenon known as the "Stereotype Threat" is the culprit. This leads parents being 2.5x more likely to Google "Is my son gifted?" than "Is my daughter gifted?" It has to do with socialization and the way we nurture children to go into STEM fields. 

But things are getting better. Check out this video for more. 

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Every good little girl and boy is going to want one of these this Christmas. Hoverbikes, which at this point is just a chair and handlebars attached to four drones, are unequivocally cool, even when this Russian company calls them "Hoversurf."

This is designed to be an "extreme sports" vehicle, a type of flying motocross bike thing. But I'm still waiting for something more like this: 

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Little Girl Bakes Up Poop-Shaped Brownies for Science Project and, Surprise, People Would Still Eat

Would you eat something if it looked like a big log of poopy?

As long as it wasn't an actual turd, I'm sure you're thinking, "Uh, yah, dude. I ain't picky."

One father decided to ask the community over on Imgur if they would eat his daughter's a science project, a batch of brownies shaped like poop to test if visuals effect food appeal. 

My Daughters Science Project.  She wanted to see if sight effected taste.

Turns out, at least on Imgur, they do not. People still want to eat the shit.

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It's your sucky day! (Ed: Sorry).

The folks at McDonald's hear you. Want all-day breakfast? Boom. Here's a McMuffin at 7:23pm. Want a smaller Big Mac? Boom. Buh-bye middle bread. You want a McRib? Sorry, you've got to wait for pork prices to plummet again

But one thing's for sure, they know that you're having a hard time with that Shamrock Shake, especially that new one with chocolate in it or something. And because McDonald's loves you, they've hired the team behind Google's modular smartphone Project Ara to produce S.T.R.A.W. (Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal). 


What's the difference between S.T.R.A.W. and straw? McDonald's new over-engineered bad bou comes with a hooked end and fore holes, which were designed specifically to allow people to finally taste their thicker than thick Chocolate Shamrock Shake. 

However, this project is a bit of a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket: S.T.R.A.W. is only available in 80 cities and limited to 2,000. 

It really is your sucky day.