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The fine folks at AsapSCIENCE, for no reason whatsoever, released a new video yesterday on what would happen if a nuclear bomb dropped near you.

Be clear: This has absolutely nothing to do with scientists moving the Doomsday Clock thirty seconds forward

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Or that the reality-TV gameshow host is kind of obsessed with the power of the bomb.

Or that former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev saying "It all looks as if the world is preparing for war."

Or that there's a new nuclear arms race.

Nope, they just posted it so we know what happens in the event of a nuclear explosion. 

But they did also post this video of what to do to survive nuclear war

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Everyone likes the smell of their own brand. 

You've probably heard that one before, when you were ripping a real stinker in the car and rolling the windows up because you're a sadist. 

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But why do you like torturing innocent bystanders of your disgusting gas? Honestly, being subjected to your farts should be considered torture. Liking your farts is akin to waterboarding. You're a war criminal. You and your farts should sit before an international tribunal. 

Yes, you. 

Anyway, this video explains why you're such a sicko. ASAP Science continues to do great work in under five minutes. 

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Look sometimes you just want to see if something will melt. It’s a similar impulse to seeing if something can be crushed or broken when dropped from great heights. Bascially, we all like a little destruction in our lives.

And this is one of the most satisfying bits of destruction you’re likely to see today.

The YouTube channel Beyond the Press brought a “super sized red hot nickel ball thing” and dropped it on a frozen lake. The ball, essentially, melts the shit out of the lake before disappearing into the icy water below.

Here’s a teaser:



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science fail vampire bats feed on human now
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As if there weren’t enough to worry about this year, vampire bats, the bats with the scariest name in the animal kingdom, have developed a taste for human blood. Yes, human blood. If you’re reading this and are human, that should rock you to your core.

According to a report from New Scientist, researchers in Brazil found traces of human blood in vampire bats’ feces. They report:

“Enrico Bernard from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, and his team analysed 70 faeces samples from a colony of hairy-legged vampire bats, D. ecaudata, living in Catimbau National Park in north-east Brazil.

“They found that three samples out of the 15 they managed to get DNA from had traces of blood from humans. ‘We were quite surprised,” says Bernard. “This species isn’t adapted to feed on the blood of mammals.’”

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The article goes on to say that vampire bats usually feed on birds, but due to human encroachment, they may have started moving on to most dangerous game… HUMAN. 

Well, 2017 is off to a great start.

asteroid almost hits earth
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Not sure if this is good news or bad news, but an asteroid breezed past Earth this week, two days after it was discovered. That giant space rock so many of you voted for almost happened.

According to TIME, “The space rock, which is officially called 2017 AG13, flew between Earth and the moon Monday about 8 a.m. EST.”The object came “within half the distance of the moon.” Talk about a case of the Mondays! Am I right???

Now, speaking seriously, considering all that we have going on in the world, is this good news or bad news? You decide.

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Sometimes, you just want to see someone smash a Pepsi with a hammer. 

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The taste of a new generation, Pepsi, has long played second fiddle to Coke, which is far superior. But now soda #2 has something over big red: This video of someone covering a can of Pepsi in liquid nitrogen and smashing it with a hammer. 

Coming to you from science YouTuber MrGear, this video delivers as promised. MrGear pours liquid nitrogen on stuff, like berries and lettuce, and sees if it'll shatter in his hands. It's extremely cathartic.