Two-Headed Albino Milk Snake

A rarity has occurred within the grounds of the Sunshine Serpents conservation group in Florida as a two-headed Hoduran milk snake was born without any pigmentation. The double-headed – bicephalic, to be technical – snake hatched to reveal its two heads, a development that has a one in 10,000 chance of happening… The name of the mysterious dweller comes from the common myth that this particular species of reptile would suck milk from cow’s udders. However, the liquid is far from being top of any milk snake’s list, as they consume insects, lizards, birds and other small mammals.” w/ photos

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Can We Breathe Liquids?

“We see instances of humans breathing liquids in sci-fi movies, TV shows and books. They get immersed in an exotic fluid solution and don’t drown. Usually, they’re able to breathe normally after a brief fit of panic. Probably the most easily recognized example of this is portrayed in the movie ‘The Abyss’. Actor Ed Harris, who plays ‘Bud’, needs to go deeper than anyone has ever been. He must go to the bottom of The Mariana Trench to save his crew-mates by defusing an armed nuclear bomb. They know that a normal gas based diving suit couldn’t handle the immense pressure. Luckily for them, liquids diffuse pressure evenly and are harder to compress than a gas. Much harder. Enter the experimental liquid breathing suit. In the end, after some difficulty adjusting, he is able to ‘breathe’ the liquid and ends up saving the day. But is there any science behind it?” w/ photos

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Hard Candy Chemistry

“Richard Hartel, Ph.D., professor of food engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison boils a mixture of sugar, water and corn syrup at temperatures over 300 degrees Fahrenheit to produce hard candy. The video demonstrates how the molten liquid candy cools to form what from a technical standpoint actually is a glass. Unlike window glass made of silica, this tasty glass is made of sugar.” — BytesizeScience

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Buffalo Racing

“Greyhounds? Horses? Buffalo racing is where the real action is.”

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How Cotton Candy Is Made

“So what is cotton candy? Watch as University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Food Engineering Richard Hartel explains how to spin piping-hot melted sugar into tasty threads, eventually cooling off and forming cotton candy.” — BytesizeScience

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How To Make Pumpkin Pie Brownies

“I’m sure you’ve seen recipes for ‘pumpkin pie brownies’ floating around the Internet—brownies topped with a pumpkin layer or blondies with pumpkin puree in them, right? Lamesauce. When I say pumpkin pie brownies, I mean brownies crammed full of an entire pumpkin pie. The original recipe for these brownies is from the Cake Mix Doctor and calls for a pecan pie. Been there, done that. They were amazing, but it was time to branch out. Or vine out, I suppose.” w/ photo

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Miss Your 20s

“So which is it? Are these the years everyone looks back on fondly? Or some of the hardest times of your life? Well, I’ve been out of my 20s for nearly a decade and I gotta say, that period when TV says you should be carefree and playing wacky fraternity pranks on your buds? From my experience, those rose colored glasses just show me rose colored turds… Here are the 5 reasons you don’t miss your 20s when they’re over.” w/ photos

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