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Vomiting Larry the Barfing Robot

Vomiting Larry the Barfing Robot

chuck January 9, 2013 0

In a bid to better understand how the novovirus spreads so quickly and tenaciously, British researchers at the Health and Safety Laboratory’s Occupational Hygiene Unit have created the spewing automaton you see above. “Vomiting

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burping rainbows: motion sickness – conclusion

burping rainbows: motion sickness – conclusion

chuck October 23, 2012 0

Read Motion Sickness Part 8 or skip all the way back to Motion Sickness Part 1 But what about the frogs? The beginning of this chapter posed the question, “Why should anyone want to

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Burping Rainbows – Motion Sickness Part 8

Burping Rainbows – Motion Sickness Part 8

chuck October 17, 2012 0

Read Motion Sickness Part 7  Not so long ago, in our very own galaxy … (In which a novel method of suppressing space sickness is discovered.) As the space age moved into the 1980s,

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Moliere’s prescription for every ill

Moliere’s prescription for every ill

chuck October 15, 2012 0

“Give enema, then bleed and finally purge.”  Molière, The Imaginary Invalid (1673). French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), better known by his nom-de-plume, Molière, was no fan of doctors. In Molière’s day, the medical profession

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Ancient Egyptian Incantation for Snake Bites – Recite & Barf

Ancient Egyptian Incantation for Snake Bites – Recite & Barf

chuck October 1, 2012 0

  Be vomited, O poison, I adjure thee to come forth on the earth. Legends of the Gods The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations by E. A. Wallis Budge  Many cultures have made use

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Burping Rainbows – Motion Sickness Part 7

Burping Rainbows – Motion Sickness Part 7

chuck September 26, 2012 0

Read Motion Sickness Part 6 (The story picks up as NASA scientists try to solve the equation shown above – even though it’s obviously not really an equation) One of the NASA scientists who

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Sonic Nausea – Nauseogenic Device

Sonic Nausea – Nauseogenic Device

chuck September 19, 2012 1

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Burping Rainbows: Motion Sickness – Part 6

Burping Rainbows: Motion Sickness – Part 6

chuck September 19, 2012 0

Read Motion Sickness Part 5 High Stakes When cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space in April of 1961, everything went swimmingly; he orbited the earth once and then returned safely to

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‘Owl Puke’ Review – Part 2

‘Owl Puke’ Review – Part 2

chuck September 13, 2012 0

Watch ‘Owl Puke’ Review – Part

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Burping Rainbows: Motion Sickness – Part 5

Burping Rainbows: Motion Sickness – Part 5

chuck September 12, 2012 0

Read Motion Sickness Part 4 One man’s meat is another man’s poison In the years that followed World War II, research into motion sickness continued and several new observations bolstered or clarified Archie McIntyre’s

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