(PCM) If you are anything like us than you have probably been baffled by trying to solve this mysterious Rubik’s Cube. It is damn near impossible and we can’t tell you how many times out of utter frustration we have tossed one of these puzzling cubes across the room and said ‘to hell with it’!
So, you can only imagine our joy in discovering that someone has finally published the ultimate guide to solving a Rubik’s Cube in just five easy steps! The solution diagram can be seen below:
Now go grab that Rubik’s Cube out of the trash and get to solving! You can thank us later!
(PCM) There have been plenty of mysteries surround Easter Island over the years and now researchers are adding even more fuel to the fire with the discovery of a strong anti-aging compound located around the statues that rest upon the island.
The compound is called rapamycin and it happens to be a naturally occurring by product of bacteria that is found native to the region. Researchers have been studying the effects of rapamycin for quite some time as the first sample of the compound was collected back in 1964.
Further research on the compound revealed that it could fight fungus, act as an immunosuppressant and prevent cells from dividing. It also increased the life expectancy for certain animals such as fruit flies, yeast, and worms when they were exposed to the rapamycin. The increased lifespan has been attributed to the suppression of a protein called mTOR.
Another study was conduct on mice and when they were given the rapamycin their life expectancy increased by nearly 14 percent. Rapamycin has not yet been tested on human subjects and researchers are still trying to determine if there are any adverse or hazardous effects due to long-term exposure to the compound, but the results are certainly promising.
(PCM) A collection of photos from the set of American Horror Story Season Six have leaked possibly revealing the mysterious theme for the upcoming installment of the popular FX horror anthology series.
The photos show a tree with the word “Croatoan” carved into the bark. This news alludes to the premise for the new season to be focused on a group of settlers who mysteriously disappeared from Roanoke Island in the 16th century. TMZ.com was the first to published the leaked set photos and give us our first real glimpse into the new season.
FX previously released a series of teaser trailers via Snapchat in support of the season six which the network hopes to be it’s most terrifying yet. American Horror Story is constantly raising the bar when it comes to solid horror on TV and if the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke Island is indeed the upcoming theme, we are certainly going to have an amazing mystery to unravel.
Roanoke Island was the first settlement by the English in North America founded in 1585 by Sir Walter Raleigh. But the first group of settlers were plagued by setbacks and returned to England in 1586. In 1586, John White led another group of 100 colonists back to Roanoke to try things again. He returned to England to gather supplies and his return was delayed by the war with Spain.
When he eventually returned to the colony of Roanoke he discovered that it had been abandoned without a trace of any of the colonists, including White’s daughter and infant granddaughter. The buildings were torn apart, but there was no other signs of violence. The only evidence was the word “Croatoan” carved into a tree. Croatoan so happened to be the name of an island located approximately 50 miles away from Roanoke, however when the island was searched there were no signs of the colonists there either. To this day their whereabouts remain a mystery.
While the story of the “Lost Colony” could be a flashback sequence in the new season of American Horror Story, because some of the released teasers feature technology that would have been non-existent during that time period, we still feel it is a really awesome premise to explore.
Are you excited for American Horror Story season six? American Horror Story Season 6 premieres Wednesday, September 14, at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
(PCM) The University of North Texas is receiving a fair amount of criticism after individuals began to take notice that the schools logo, when placed on a coffee mug spells out a rather vulgar word used to reference a certain part of the female anatomy.
It is obvious that someone did not think this design through all the way, or maybe they just have a twisted sense of humor. Either way, the mug is still currently for sale and can be found on the Barnes & Noble website.
Once the coffee mug in question began receiving backlash, Barnes & Noble removed the controversial image, however later a edited version popped up with the mug’s handle flipped to the opposite side no longer showcasing a “dirty” word.
The coffee mug/logo has been a bit of an issue for the University of North Texas over the years and every so often it will recirculate the internet every couple of years. Everyone is scrambling to purchase the controversial coffee mugs and we have to admit there are a few people we could think of that would more than deserve to drink their morning brews out of one of these bad boys.!
(PCM) The optical illusion that is showcased below took second place in the Illusion Of The Year contest and it has since gone viral thanks to Reddit with individuals trying hard to wrap their minds around just how this trick was completed. The illusion was created by Kokichi Sugihara at Meiji University in Japan and is called “The Ambiguous Cylinder”.
The official description of the trick found on the Illusion Of The Year website reads, “The direct views of the objects and their mirror images generate quite different interpretations of the 3D shapes. They look like vertical cylinders, but their sections appear to be different; in one view they appear to be rectangles, while in the other view they appear to be circles. We cannot correct our interpretations although we logically know that they come from the same objects. Even if the object is rotated in front of a viewer, it is difficult to understand the true shape of the object, and thus the illusion does not disappear.”
Of course we live in the day and age of the internet and we are all self-made detectives, so someone has already posted another video explaining just how this illusion was created using only the magic of 3-D printing. It is definitely still pretty mind-blowing and crazy to get a glimpse of how our brains can process certain information and visual imagery.
(PCM) You may have noticed that a Facebook post from a man by the name of Pablo Reyes has been gaining a lot of traction and has now been shared over 200,000 times as it appears Reyes was able to predict the future by posting about certain events such as Harambe the gorrilla, the deaths of both Prince and Mohammad Ali, and the incredibly tragic Orlando nightclub shooting. The internet is losing its’ mind because the post by Reyes is dated “December 26, 2015”.
The sheer amount of comments on the post is insane, as people can not seem to wrap their heads around the fact that Reyes was able to have a vision of these world events prior to their occurrence. However, they are forgetting one very important thing about Facebook and that is the fact that you can use that adorable little clock icon located next to your status update to choose when you would like a post to go live. It’s all about scheduling, people! We could all be Facebook psychics if we choose!
Obviously, Reyes decided to pull quite the epic Facebook prank and post-date this particular status to make him appear to be clairvoyant. When speaking with Buzzfeed news about the hoax, Reyes says “”I feel like people—I don’t want to call people dumb—but I think it’s up to the people to kind of make the decisions about what they hear and what they’re being told. . . It’s hard for me to explain to you how I feel about the situation, but I think I blame people. I kind of feel like people are to blame.”
But, we read it on the internet, so it has to be true, right? Please don’t fall for this crap!