A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

June 25, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Fascinating

Track cyclist  Robert Forstemann’s Legs

 

 

Meet Matthias ‘Hellboy’ Schlitte, star arm wrestler with ‘Popeye’ arm

 

Meet the Belgian Blue, the cattle version of Arnold Schwarzenegger! This is a prime example of the genetic power that selective breeding holds.

The Belgian Blue’s sculpted, heavily muscled, bodybuilder-like appearance is known as “double-muscling”. The condition is heritable and results from an increased number of muscle fibers (hyperplasia) rather than the normal enlargement of individual muscle cells (hypertrophy).

The increased muscle tissue is due to a natural mutation in a gene that is involved in muscular hypertrophy. This gene is responsible for the expression of a protein called myostatin (“myo” meaning muscle and “statin” meaning stop). You probably guessed it right, myostatin inhibits muscle growth. Essentially, the breed produces less myostatin and thus produces more muscle tissue than the average cattle. Furthermore, the same mutation apparently interferes with fat deposition, resulting in very lean meat.

 

 

Shaggy, The Pirate Bay’s co-founder 

 

 

Right now, 5 million people are in a rally for the main opposition candidate against Turkey’s presiden Erdoğan

 

 

Hospitalized Turkish woman is being carried to the polling station to vote for the historic election. Voter turnout is expected to be over 90%.

 

 

Iraqi soldier removes suicide belt from boy in Mosul

 

Scientists Find A Frog In Costa Rica That Looks Just Like Kermi 

 

 

A giant bent and burned spoon sculpture was placed on Purdue (Oxycontin) drug makers doorstep

 

 

New Banksy in Paris

 

 

1950s resume that landed 12 job offers

 

Saudi police officers hand out roses to female drivers. (Today is the first-day women can legally drive in Saudi Arabia)

 

 

This is why you don’t park in the striped area in a handicap zone

 

 

Disney clearly designed a Hillary animatronic first and had to repurpose it for Trump 

 

 

The Face of a Man Who’s Just Been Cleared of a 17 Years Long False Conviction for Murder

 

The amazing scale of the Pillars of Creation