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Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Apocalypse, Science, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Another Friday has come to share a new video! So what if the planet suddenly stopped spinning?  The results aren’t pretty.

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Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Animals, Apocalypse, Dangerous Diseases, Death, History, Humor, Nuclear War, Science, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Yay! 100 posts! Here’s to having 100 more!

First, I’d like to apologize for the recent lack of posts. My new job has kept me rather busy and it’s difficult to find the time to create new content. It’s something that I’ll be working on in the future.

In the meantime, here’s an introduction to a series that I’m quite fond of. The one posted here is the first of many episodes. Sadly, it’s no longer updated, but it’s still a great way to get some education about deadly substances along with a dose of entertainment. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Apocalypse, Memes, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

This week’s video will either elicit disturbing emotions for the uninitiated, or be a sweet trip down memory lane for those who are already familiar.

Salad Fingers first made his debut on Newgrounds in 2004, and he has become a well-known internet character ever since. As of this writing, there are ten episodes in total. I highly recommend viewing the whole series. Here’s the first for your viewing pleasure. Have a great weekend!

Creepypasta Critique: Invasive Species

Posted in Animals, Apocalypse, Creepypasta, Monsters, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Stephanie Selby
Kudzu is a great example of a real invasive specie, It's a plan that overtakes many areas in the American South.

Kudzu is a great example of a real invasive specie, It’s an Asian plant that overtakes many areas in the American South.

I think I may have created a monster…

A few weeks ago, I introduced my sister to Slimebeast’s short story “Invasive Species,” and she hasn’t stopped bugging me about it since. You may have already noticed that I’ve done a narration of the story as she requested, and now she wants me to give it a more in-depth treatment. I only oblige her because I’ve been struggling to find a good subject for this week, so we’ll all just have to bear with her for now.

It’s understandable why she would be so interested. In college she majored in biology, so the basis for the mutants resonates with her scientific knowledge – especially evolution. As humans with longer lifespans and generations, we don’t get to witness developments in our species in the same way as bacteria or bugs, which breed quickly and have shorter generations. Scientists often observe small bacteria adapt and become antibiotic-resistant or bugs develop immunity to pesticides. In “Invasive Species” the audience gets to see the results of human adaptation at warp speed.

Many people think that evolution is a process that makes organisms more and more advanced. This simply isn’t true, as the vast majority of mutations are harmful to an organism. It’s only tiny percentage of mutations that offer some kind of advantage. Natural selection chooses an organism’s qualities in terms of adaptability, survivability, and the ability to pass on genes to the next generation. This might mean that a species may have to become less complex in order to adapt and survive. One need only look at the dinosaurs; they’re the genetic ancestors of birds. Evolution doesn’t often choose intelligence as an adaptive trait either – it’s just a fluke in human development. In reality evolution is a real bitch.

What really leaves us both wondering about this story is why would scientists develop such a potent serum in the first place. It might be in response to an infertility epidemic but the true reasons are never made clear. I was at a loss in regards to an explanation. With some thought, my sister was able to come up with a theory: an alternative to expensive IVF treatments, as many people in first-world countries suffer from low fertility because of chemicals that can cause such issues.

The real question this tale leaves us with is simple: are humans really an invasive species? Were on every continent, encroach on nearly all environments, there’s over seven billion of us, and we consume more resources than any other kind of animal. Scientifically speaking, all signs point to yes.

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Apocalypse, Creepypasta, Monsters, Science, Science Fiction, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

This week’s narration is a very short story about the end of humanity cause by our own mistakes. This tale is by one of the best creepypasta writers on the internet! Enjoy.

I would also like to note for transparency’s sake that I am not a YouTube partner or anything of the sort, so I don’t make money from my videos. If that should ever change, I will take any and all stories by Slimebeast off my account.

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Animation, Apocalypse, Nuclear War, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Sorry for the lack of posts this week! I’ve had some computer trouble that got in the way of writing, but fortunately it’s all resolved now. We’ll get back to the storytelling next week.

In the meantime I thought I’d share a creepy video from my collection: an animated film about the bombing of Hiroshima. Enjoy!

Exit Mundi: The Many Ways the World Will End

Posted in Apocalypse, Dangerous Diseases, Insanity, Nuclear War, Science, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

end-world-survival-guide-staying-alive-during-zombie-apocalypse.w654Who’s up for a little something new?

Surely it’s a gross understatement when it’s said there’s a lot of strange things to be found on the internet. Most of its creepier aspects are not fit to be shared, but I’m happy to show all of you one of my personal favorites. It’s a website called Exit Mundi. and it explores the many ways the apocalypse could occur. From the well known possibilities, to obscure scientific theories, you’ll find it discussed here. Even though it’s a rather old site that’s no longer updated, it’s still functional and a great place to explore.

So in honor of this little website, I would like to share with you some of my favorite scenarios!

Nothingness: The Big Sleep – Let’s start off with something really unusual! Even now, our universe is expanding and cooling. It’s not a problem right now, but in a 100 trillion years or so the universe will be a very empty and cold place to be. If humans manage to survive to this point without anything else taking us out, we’ll have to figure out how to exist with less and less forms of energy. Scientists theorize that we’ll first find a way to put our consciousness in a computer, as our human bodies wouldn’t be able to survive the cold. As temperatures cool even more, our computer selves will think more slowly and hibernate in order to save energy. Eventually, we’d hibernate all the time as it would be the only way we could exist. Talk about going out with a whimper!

Look Mom, I’m Napoleon Bonaparte! – Think the whole would could just lose it? Think again! The numbers of people with mental issues is continually rising. A large number of the population suffers from depression, anxiety, eating and behavior disorders. Could it mean that were becoming a necrotic species? Actually, the rise of our overall population and better treatment of mental disorders has increased our awareness of these issues, but many scientists believe that it’s very likely we meet our demise this way. This is because of the likelihood of  another kind of disaster significantly decreasing our population – to the point that inbreeding becomes a problem. Constant inbreeding can create mental retardation as well as a whole host of other problems, so even if our kind does survive a catastrophe we may still succumb to our own minds.

The Day Our Food Bites Back! – I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how controversial genetically modified organisms can be, but there are some pretty dumb ways we could alter plant DNA. Many of the GMO crops we have today are difficult to control, as they often breed with unaltered varieties and spread their genes in nature.

So what if humanity manages to create a GM crop that was resistant from disease and pests and could grow in any environment? It would be like kudzu or scotch broom on steroids, taking over every speck of land it could get it’s roots into. In due time people would be stuck eating nothing but grain, rice, or corn because it would be the only kind of plant left.

Imagine this hypothetical plant had strange effects on us. As the article states, scientists from a company called Epicyte managed to make a ‘contraceptive corn’ – corn that kills sperm cells and makes men infertile. Or perhaps humans would be allergic to the plant in some way. Definitely not a great way to go.

Will the Black Plague Haunt Humanity Again? – A tried and true form of the apocalypse, we humans have witnessed what damage tiny little microbes and viruses can inflict. From smallpox, to the Black Death, to the 1918 flu pandemic, and Ebola, good old Mother Nature has always concocted new ways to thin our numbers. Evolution pretty much guarantees that we will someday see a sickness that will pack a wallop, if not completely wipe us out.

The Dark Side of the Mushroom Cloud – Another classic scenario that is near and dear to my heart. The very first human creation that could not only wipe us out, but the entire planet along with us. Count yourself lucky if you die in the initial blasts, (where I live, I’ll be among them) because if you don’t you’ll have to try surviving with fallout, radiation, and a long nuclear winter. Nuclear energy is such an interesting subject, the previous summer I actually went to Handford, the place which was a vital part of the Manhattan Project. It was a wonderful experience.

This is only a handful of the senarios that you can find on Exit Mundi. I highly encourage you all to check this site out!

So, do you have a favorite? Which one would it be and why? Let me know in the comments!