April 20th, 2017 by David Triplet

What’s your worst nightmare? For me, my second biggest fear is a huge cloud of swirling insects wreaking havoc on my puny existence (and in case you’re wondering, my ultimate nightmare is deep water…any deep water). Usually, my nightmares have a habit of not actually coming true, despite the fact that I worry about them so much. However, I just discovered that my creepy runner up just reared its head in the Canadian town of Atholville.

I present to you exhibit A. This is a GM Pontiac dealership that is being absolutely SWARMED by an army of bugs. No word on exactly which kind of bugs, but at this point, does it really matter?

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This is a preview of how the world will end, and I’m not here for it.

Here’s one of the buggers up close. It doesn’t look too menacing on its own, I suppose.

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This is the aftermath of the swarm. Imagine being the new guy who gets tasked with cleaning up the lot?

Here’s a little video. It looks like humanity has won this round, but the next one? That remains to be seen.

(via Reddit)

Damn nature, why do you have to be so terrifying all the time? Why can’t you just be beautiful and wondrous?

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March 25th, 2017 by David Triplet
Brain surgery is a delicate procedure now, but back in the day, it was even more nerve-wracking. Doctors had to use tools and techniques that would be considered barbaric by today’s standards. The movement toward using more modern methods in the 1920s eventually picked up steam, but it was a slow process, as this brain surgery training film from that era illustrates.

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It’s a little hard to follow, but here’s a transcript of the video’s text for your reference:

Drilling a pin-hole through scalp and skull, 4 cm. to right of middle line, well in front of Rolandic fissure. After penetrating the skull with the grooved drill, stilette and blunt, hollow needle are inserted along the track. On reaching cavity of Lateral Ventricle, cerebrospinal fluid appears. Cisternal or Sub-Occipital puncture. Needle inserted immediately above 2nd cervical spine, pencil in patient’s ear to guide aim of needle. Lumbar Puncture Needle inserted between L4 and L5 laminae, just to right of middle line.

Watch it all unfold in the video below.

(source HuntleyFilmArchives)

I have a headache just from watching that. This is yet another reason why I’m grateful to be alive in 2016.

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