Artist Creates ‘Euthanasia Roller Coaster’ Designed To Kill It’s Riders

(PCM) An artist by the name of  Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to humanely—with elegance and euphoria—take the life of a human being.”

It sounds a little demented and creepy to us, but Urbonas explains that the Euthanasia Coaster is also designed to provider the rider with a spiritual experience as well. As the riders cart climbs a very long and slow incline that leads to a quarter mile long straight drop, they are given a chance to spiritually reflect upon their lives. When they reach the peak they have a chance to wave and say goodbye to loved ones or change their minds a go back. The cart would be equipped with a “Fall” button, however once it is pushed there is no turning back.

After flying straight down the hill the rider is then thrust upon a series of upside down loops, six in a row to be exact, that create so much centrifugal force that a person would not be able to breathe and would pass way due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Urbonas says that this type of centrifugal force can also create a sense of euphoria in the brain which is why he claims his “death coaster” is actually a quite humane way to end someone’s life.

The project overall definitely creates a shock factor and certainly leads to many ethical questions and concerns. Urbonas says that his project could theoretically be used to assist with curbing overpopulation or helping individuals who are ailing or sick end their lives the way that they choose, almost like one final thrill ride!

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Could Edible Water Bubbles Be The Wave Of The Future?

(PCM) Despite the many recycling efforts across the nation, America still has a huge issue with plastics waste. We throw away nearly 35 billion plastic water bottles each year. While many people have made the switch to carrying reusable water containers, it is still not enough to completely solve the problem.

A London-based company named Ooho! now feels that they may have the answer. The company has created the first edible water bubble. The bubbles contain no plastic which equals no waste. You consume the entire bubble to get a cool and refreshing drink.

The outside of the bubble which holds the water is a membrane like substance made out of seaweed extract, however it is completely tasteless. You just pop the entire bubble in your mouth and go! We just have to wonder just how many of these water bubbles one would need to consume to fully quench real thirst. We could see ourselves popping like 25 of these bad boys on a hot day.

When the company gave out samples people were afraid to give them a try, but once they ate a few they were immediately hooked on the concept. While the Ooho! water bubbles are not yet available for mass consumption, the company did partner with Skipping Rocks Lab to create a crowdfunding campaign to make these water bubbles a reality sooner rather than later.

The company’s website states, “”Our packaging is cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits, and even cosmetics.”

They have already reached their goal and hopefully we will get a chance to try one of these unique water bubbles in the very near future.

Ooho! Experience from Skipping Rocks Lab on Vimeo.

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Research Reveals Taking A Hot Bath Can Be As Beneficial As Exercise!

(PCM) A new study has revealed that the benefits of taking a hot bath each day can equal out to the same benefit as taking a long walk as a form of exercise. Heck, yes! This is the news we’ve been waiting for!

The study which was conducted by the U.K.’s Loughborough University shows that both hot baths and exercise can provide someone with quite similar health benefits. The researchers conducted an experiment where they were able to show that the effects of taking a hot bath (aka. passive heating to get scientific) burned as many calories as taking a 30-minute walk. Although, of course, not as many calories were burned in the bath, as there were to riding a bicycle. Go figure!

We are still amazed to hear that the results of just relaxing in warm water could have the same effect at all as any type of vigorous activity. The researchers still want people to keep in mind that exercise “still offers the greatest overall benefit to weight control and metabolic health” , however the effects of a hot bath will aid in combating chronic inflammation and help slow blood sugar spikes after eating.

That’s enough for us! Bring on the bath bombs … we are ready to get our exercise on for the day!

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Science Has Found A Way To Create Virtual Beverages

(PCM) Technological advances are truly an amazing thing. Researchers from the National University in Singapore have now created a way to potentially send food and beverages virtually to people in different locations. While the researchers still have a ways to go before they can begin sending food items through cyberspace, they do believe they are mastering the technique of sending virtual beverages and cocktails and they have begun with a glass of lemonade.

According to Newsatlas.com, First, a sensor is placed into the real lemonade, which uses an analog pH sensor to measure the acidity (or sourness) of the drink, and an RGB sensor to capture its color. That data is then sent via Bluetooth to the “Lemonade Simulator” – a high-tech tumbler with an LED in the bottom and electrodes around the rim. The LED lights up the liquid in the same RGB color as the real drink, and the electrodes send controlled electrical pulses to the tongue to mimic sourness.

The researchers felt that lemonade was a great starting off point, as it has a very distinct flavor profile and a unique taste so it would be the perfect choice to send through cyberspace. The researchers have made a video documenting the entire process, you can check it out below:

We just have to wonder about the overall taste and safety of consuming beverages (and eventually food) that has been sent via cyberspace, but it looks like we can fool our taste buds into believing something is tasty or not via the electrodes. Maybe they can suddenly my distaste for mushrooms turn into a delicious chocolate flavor? What kind of flavor combinations would you come up with?

Just wait till they find a way to send liquor virtually? How in the world would they figure out a way to regulate that?

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Man Creates A 100 mph Bumper Car

(PCM) Haven’t you always dreamed of flying around at approximately 100 mph in a bumper car? Well, if this happens to be your dream then you are in luck because an inventor by the name of Colin Furze has just created the world’s first bumper car that can reach speeds of 100 mph.

Furze’s YouTube channel is chock full of insane inventions that he has come up with and built using nothing but his own ingenuity. He posts videos of himself testing out these inventions with very little safety protocols put in place.

He was challenged by Top Gear to create the world’s fastest bumper car and from the looks of things he succeeded. Now, who wants to give this bad boy a spin?

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NASA Scientists Want To Make Pluto A Planet Once Again

(PCM) A NASA scientist by the name of Alan Stern is currently leading a team that is hard at work trying to prove that Pluto should have never been demoted from its’ planet status. Pluto was labeled a “dwarf planet” back in 2006, losing it’s spot as one of the nine planets that make up our solar system.

Stern’s exact words were “it’s bullsh*t” that Pluto was ever demoted in the first place and his team has come up with a very simplistic new definition for identifying planets throughout the solar system. They are proposing that all “round objects in space that are smaller than stars” be considered planets. With this definition, Earth’s moon would actually be considered a planet.

Stern is the leader of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, so he definitely feels that he has many solid arguments as to why Pluto should once again become a planet. He feels that planetary status should not be determined by astronomers, but rather by actual scientists who are much keener about the subject matter at hand. He feels that when looking at an object such as Pluto, the only logical name for it is a planet.

The final decision about Pluto’s planetary status will be determined by the International Astronomical Union, so until then we will just have to wait and see and hope for the best for little ol’ Pluto.

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