DIY X-Men Pyro Flamethrowers, Anyone?

If you didn’t understand the latest X-Men series, you’re not alone. And surprisingly, what might actually be easier to comprehend is how to make a flamethrower a la cinema’s most-beloved mutants.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla Coil

Source: PBS

Greatly overshadowed by his famous employer, Thomas Edison, Serbian-born inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla is known mostly as the mastermind behind the AC induction motor and the Tesla coil. While Tesla enjoyed a successful career as an inventor, he displayed many asocial behaviors and didn’t have any documented romantic relationships; he ultimately ended up financially destitute and alone. Having become more eccentric with each passing year, Tesla amassed a list of odd behaviors that accompany his legacy of preternatural brilliance; Tesla truly was an archetypical “mad scientist”. Represented here are both sides of one of the most complex thinkers of our time.

He envisioned the modern day smartphone – in 1909.

Nikola Tesla Smartphone

Source: Gizmodo

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Scientists Explain Why Bacon Smells So Damn Good

It’s not your glut and growing gut that makes bacon smell so great, it’s the Maillard reaction, or the chemical reaction that causes foods to turn brown while baking. When you throw the meat into the pan, sugars react to the amino acids and create bacon’s inimitable scent.

The Animal Kingdom’s Most Fascinatingly Bizarre Color Mutations

Color Mutations Chimera Cat

Source: Top Biologia

Nature is full of beauty, especially in its “imperfections”. Case in point? Color mutations in animals. Over time, evolution can transform an entire species, even creating new ones. Alternatively, a specific mutation can affect only a few individuals within a given animal population.

Several kinds of color mutations can affect the animal world, ranging from well-known albinism all the way to chimera. Some of these are much more common than others. But it seems that the rarer the mutation is, the more intrigued by it we become.

Color Mutations Blue Lobster

Source: Web Ecoist

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