A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

December 21, 2016 | 10 Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What’s it like to be knocked out in an MMA Fight?

Interviewer: Anderson Silva, what is worse, getting knocked out in the UFC or giving 200 interviews explaining why it happened?

Silva: Getting knocked out I guess.

Interviewer: Is it worse than people asking about it? Like I’m doing again and again and again…

Silva: No no, there will always be questions. Fans, people, they want to know what happened, but being knocked out is worse because you can’t remember. There is just a blackout, and then when you wake up you’re like, “Uh? What Happened? The fight is over?” And the ref says, “Yeah, it’s over and you lost.” “But how?” Then the ref says, “you got knocked out” “BUT HOW?” The ref then answers, “You took a big shot and fell to the mat.”

Interviewer: Lights out? Do you even feel the pain?

Silva: No, you don’t feel anything. You will only feel it later, and there is that old motto, ‘cry on the bed because it’s warmer’.



A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

December 14, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Could someone who has steadily and determinedly studied MMA for two years survive in prison?

Do you mean survive based solely on their MMA prowess? Nope.

Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier was a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor who was accused of sexually abusing his 1 year old stepson, leading to a seizure and eventually the child’s death.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the the martial art that the winner of most of the early UFCs used. And is now an integral part of almost every MMA fighter’s training.

Despite almost certainly being the best fighter in the jail, once the other inmates discovered what he was accused of, he didn’t stand a chance.

According to reports, at his initial 30-day incarceration, the perpetrator is said to be brutally raped by his 20- fellow inmates as he awaited for a hearing of his case before a presiding judge – receiving vigilante justice. After the initial assault, Xavier was then tended to by the jail’s medical staff with numerous sutures across his back and noticeably on his anal area.

However, he was then instituted back to the prison where he received another round of prison justice, raped and otherwise abused for the second time tearing out the fresh stitches from the wounds, brutalizing him more. Injuries became more prominent over his entire body especially on the region of his back side.

An image of Xavier following the savage attacks was posted on the internet – attesting the form of justice he has undergone from the bloody stains on his back.

No matter how good a fighter you are, numbers will always win. An amazing fighter might be able to take on a higher number, but if you have a whole cell block against you then you’re out of luck. I imagine that BJJ, which relies heavily on grappling and submission, is especially ill suited for multiple opponents.

– Sam Priestley


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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

December 7, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Why are drug prices so high?

Drug development is the most high risk/high reward industry possible. It costs roughly 2 billion USD to take a drug from conception to market. The vast majority of drugs never make it to market. Each of those failures costs some fraction of 2 billion USD. Many of those failures are weeded out only at the end when all of that investment has already been made. For those failures, the company makes back 0 of it’s investment. It’s not like a phone that doesn’t sell as spectacularly well as hoped. It’s no product at all. You can’t even learn much from those failures. It’s years of people lives (sometimes 10 or more) and huge amounts of money that just evaporate. It’s crushing.

This is why the drugs that work have to be expensive. They have to pay the company back and more for all the failures. Interestingly, most companies making drugs aren’t huge. Most are quite small:

Here’s an anecdote that represents a typical trajectory of a drug in development. It’s an entirely true story but the numbers are best approximations:


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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 30, 2016 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What is the NoFap movement all about?

You have a primal, almost irresistible urge to procreate. That biological urge, when mixed with your testosterone, is intended to motivate you to jump out of bed in the morning ready to fight and fcuk your way through the herd, leaving vanquished foes and satiated hoes in your wake. Unfortunately, our advanced brains and opposable thumbs over time have discovered an almost perfect and flawless cheat: Masturbation. After all, it’s so much easier, so much less of a hassle, to simply cut all the corners, skip through the level, and polish that platinum trophy really fast until the end credits roll.

Here’s where this wonderful thing we’re discovering called NoFap comes in: You, being the horny, over-sexed, perverted woman crazy fiend that you are, have a choice in how you get off.: Your hand or a vagina. You may feel like only one of those choices is viable, but that’s merely because it’s the EASY choice, so it appears to be the preferred one. Guess what: If you actually stop jerking off, and I mean STOP – eliminate it as a possibilty from your life (as I and many others have) – your sex starved brain and testicles will literally lead you out into the world and between the legs of a female. It just HAPPENS. Try it, you numbskull. You’ll see that I speak the truth.



A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 23, 2016 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What the hell are hipsters?

Hipster culture is a reaction against perceived cultural trends of inauthenticity and superficiality. In a hyper commoditized world where commercial motives permeate every layer of the cultural fabric and advertising and lobbying dollars make everything in mainstream society suspect or of questionable motives, hipster culture has arisen to offer an alternative set of values and attitudes.

Hipster culture is primarily built on two behaviors: the fetishization of authenticity, coupled with a derisive, dismissive and ironic rejection of everything that doesn’t fit within that narrow category.

The hipster concept of “authenticity” is complex but largely based on i) age, where objects or ideas older than a few decades are perceived to be more authentic as they sprang from a culture less corrupted by commercialization, and ii) a spartan kind of utility, where bare-bones items are seen as less commercially exploitative and thus more reliable.

Thus, hipster culture embraces fixed-gear bikes, mechanical typewriters, folk music, drinking from mason jars and vinyl records as they are all perceived to be both old and spartan. It also embraces things like mustaches and vintage clothes (just old), and apple products (just perceived to be of extreme simplicity).



A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 16, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Why Are Younger People More Creative Than Adults?

Children have a more active imagination than adults, and young adults are less constrained by their own prior patterns of thought.

As people become “good at life,” they develop habits of thought that serve them well. These habits are thought styles that “work” (get results, impress people, carry us through difficult situations). As we accumulate “thought techniques,” three things happen.

First, we become more effective and able to “effortlessly” (mindlessly?) navigate tricky waters.

Second, we adapt to social norms and accepted ways of thinking, making us more effective with people and society.

Third, we become a prisoner of our own success. Sticking with what works makes us both more successful and less creative. Why be random when you can be right? Unfortunately what works is what worked in the past and misses the enigmatic paths that lead to unexpected surprises.

People who are in creative professions develop personal systems to stay creative. They develop predictable habits that take them into unpredictable territory. This is a lifestyle choice to stay in the uncomfortable territory of the unknown. They may seek out people outside their profession, read random things, or force themselves to brainstorm whimsically. This systemization of creativity doesn’t have the bizarre arc of childhood imagination, but does combine life experience with creativity in a way that can be more impactful (and higher paying) in modern society.


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The Recap

November 6, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Recap |

funny pictures and videos of the day

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 2, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What would happen in an all out nuclear war?

A real nuclear war wouldn’t resemble FalloutMad Max, or Metro 2033. Giant mutant lizards and dudes in leather aside, the very existence of people at all in the Northern Hemisphere after a total nuclear exchange is erroneous. A real nuclear war goes like this:

In the opening few hours, the vast majority of the population is wiped out in the immediate detonations. Many people die from the thermal scarring, but many, many more perish from the sheer force of the bombs, the resulting fallout, the collapse of structures, the fires, and the lack of oxygen. If you are in a major city, you are dead within 24 hours, even if you avoid the actual blast. The fires will start to consume the oxygen in the area, and you will quickly suffocate even if you found shelter. Furthermore, the drastic pressure changes of a nuclear blast basically tear the body apart from the inside, especially in concern to the lungs. In this way, you will not die quickly through fire or through being blasted to pieces, but by slowly suffocating. As far as burns, well, if a 1 megaton warhead is detonated within (if I am reading the chart right) 10 kilometers of your position, you are burned to bits. Further out, you suffer some extensive, but likely non-fatal, third degree burns. Within 2 kilometers, you get fatal raditiation poisoning. Within 3, you are pretty much guaranteed acute radiation poisoning.


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