Thursday, September 30, 2010

Planet g

A NEW PLANET!? This day just keeps getting better and better.

Check out the Article

 This is really exciting. This planet is in another solar system not too far but not too close to it's sun. It could possibly contain water which = LIFE! I really hope there is life there. I've always hoped we'd find Extraterrestrial life in my lifetime. Maybe one day we might even be living on this new planet. Hopefully humankind won't destroy this one like we are our own.

Here's some interesting facts from the article if you're too lazy to actually read it:
  1. Planet g is about 3 times the mass of Earth. 
  2. It is much closer to its star. 14 million miles versus Earth's 93 million
  3. It's so close to its version of the sun that it orbits every 37 days
  4. It doesn't rotate much, so one side is almost always bright, the other dark. 
  5. Temperatures can be as hot as 160 degrees or as frigid as 25 below zero, but in between
  6. The planet circles a star called Gliese 581. It's about 120 trillion miles away, so it would take several generations for a spaceship to get there. {Sad news there :(  }
  7. Scientists believe that there are other planets like this one and Earth out there
    I'm super excited to see what else we discover about this planet.

    I LOVE SPACE!! ^_^

    That's it for now. Adios
    -Mr. Smith

    What WHAT!?

    The craziest thing happened at school this morning. I was driving to school and noticed that one perking lot was halfway blocked off. Probably because of a stupid football game or some shit like that. So I thought, "Fuck... it's going to take me forever to find a parking spot!"
    But when I got to the other lot there where open spots EVERYWHERE!!!! The hardest part was deciding which spot to take. There were so many choices! I have never witnessed such a bizarre event! It was around 10:45 a.m. so it wasn't because I got there before everyone else. I don't understand how it happened but I was pretty excited. 
    And to top it off I feel pretty good about my Sociology test this morning. Today has started off pretty well so far, a contradiction to yesterday's shittyness. I'm just hoping it stays this way.

    Over and out

    Mr. Smith

    I'm glad I use more than 10% of my Brain

    10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010


    I love this picture. The older I get, the more that I see this is true. Sorry it's so small. I couldn't get it any bigger. If you have trouble reading the captions try hitting Ctrl + the "+/=" button to zoom in. It's worth the trouble, trust me. ;)

    Optimism > Pessimism

    Sunday, September 26, 2010

    My first published story!! : ScholarWeb Now Accepting Applications

    This is my first PUBLISHED news story. Check it out!!

    Many students don't know that they can apply for 2011-2012 scholarships this early in the semester.

    Tech offers more than 400 different scholarships and awards millions of dollars to students each year. The deadline for scholarship applications is Dec. 15, but most students don't know that they can apply today. Even prospective students can apply now.

    Check out the rest of the story here.

    -Mr. Smith

    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Nuclear bombs

    The last statistic in this image literally made my jaw drop.


    How could we LOSE 11 nuclear warheads and not be able to get them back!? America sucks...

    Wishful Thinking

    My Next Life - By Woody Allen