Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Eleventh Hour

Gabbing Geek What We're WatchingThere’s a lot of TV out there…and I haven’t done this column in a while for a wide variety of reasons, but then I subscribed to Acorn, an online streaming service for British television.  About a five dollars a month.  Can you beat that?  Even with a stick?  I sure couldn’t.  Man, the stuff there…

Oh, this week I’m writing about Eleventh Hour.

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Hoverboards? More Like Hover-Boreds! Amiright? Sigh.

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Look of constipated worry not included.

Yes, it’s 2015 and it’s Back to the Future day and no, we don’t have hoverboards.  Not like the sweet deals we saw above.  Instead, the closest we have in the real world are super expensive liquid cooled only hovering on metal clunkers like in the videos after the break.  I mean, yay technology, but it’s been thirty years and science has failed us.  Check out the hovering inaction after the break.

Oh, and don’t even get me started on those wheeled monstrosities calling themselves hoverboards.  Just no.

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If Superheroes Ran the Pharmaceutical Industry…

Here is you daily Gabbing Geek medical report.

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What Does a Nuclear Explosion Look Like From Space?

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We are all familiar with the mushroom cloud visual of nukes as seen from the vantage point of Earth.  What do they look like to the folks in space who would be wondering if they had a planet to go back to?

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The Science Of Bacon – Spoiler Alert… It’s Delicious! 

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Ahhhhhhh. The science of bacon. Who does’t love bacon. NO ONE. That’s right – not a soul on earth doesn’t love bacon. Even those people who swore off pork for religious reasons, and including those that think bacon is unhealthy – even all those people love bacon – because BACON. In fact, 43% of Canadians would choose Bacon over Sex! That’s a fact! Wow @jimmyimpossible I would have never guessed your people were such fans of the pork over…. porking! But I digress, Watch this awesome video from ASAP Science on why bacon is the food of the gods!

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Humans Are Old. Older than Shatner, Even.

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In an effort to educate you sweaty animals on something other than Daredevil infographics, we bring you another article on science.  New discoveries indicate that the use of tools predates what we have long thought launched the dawn of civilization.

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LEVEL UP! It Was Never A Dress Campaign Wins!

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Tania Katan is an activist, author and programmer. But that’s not all she is, she is a hero – dare I say superhero because she started a powerful movement to inspire women to enter the tech industry. The campaign  #ItWasNeverADress has transformed a universal symbol for women into something much more meaningful.  The idea is to “shift perceptions and assumptions about women and the audacious, sensitive, and powerful gestures they make every single day.”

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Buzz Aldrin Tweets To The Cosmos!

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On March 16th Buzz Aldrin tweeted out to the universe that while in Stonehenge, he was going to send a message to the cosmos. Check out his tweet after the break:

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Gabbing Geek 28: Clue, Death, And Taxes

It's Gabbing Geek 28: Clue, Death, And Taxes!  It's real, and it's fantastic!
It’s Gabbing Geek 28: Clue, Death, And Taxes! It’s real, and it’s fantastic!

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What If Humans Disappeared?

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A zombie apocalypse is right around the corner if you believe anything the Walking Dead has to say. And with the rise of post-apocalyptic storytelling in Young Adult literature (Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched, etc.), it’s hard not to think about what would happen if a major catastrophe hit our little blue planet. Our friends over at ASAP Science took the idea one step further. They asked the question: What if all the humans disappeared? See what they have to say after the break.

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