I could handle this
World record-holding surfer and known thrill-seeker Garrett McNamara is believed to have surfed the biggest wave ever, a 100-footer he rode off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal.
Word of the feat still has to be confirmed by the good folks at Guinness, but the 45-year-old Hawaiian is stoked by the accomplishment.
“Thank you for all your support. It means the world to me,” McNamara tweeted yesterday. “Today was an awesome day and so fun to be out there.”
holy shit! more tsunami than wave!!!
Bacterioptica by MADLAB
About the project:
Bacterioptica is not your typical chandelier, just as no household is a typical portrait of family life. It is itself a household organism - living and breathing the same air and bacteria we are. It is alive in a very literal sense: it cultivates, distributes and illuminates the bacterial life of its family members by way of a branching assembly of metal rods, glass petri dishes and fiber optics.
Bacterioptica is adaptive by design, not only in its form and mechanics, but more importantly, in the way it evolves. Step- by-step instructions guide the family through procedures to experiment with and prepare each bacterial sample for its place in the chandelier. Whether featuring bacteria from the skin, the yard or the dinner guests, Bacterioptica is continually changing in shape and luminosity.
I am sure most of you would agree that ”But where do you get your protein?” is probably the most asked question by meat eaters, and this post contains important facts on protein, so I highly recommend you to read it.
One of the most common misconceptions is that one must eat animal products, such as meat, eggs and dairy, in order to get protein. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, you’re probably used to non-vegetarians asking you where do you get your protein on a plant based diet.
Even though this myth has been debunked, many people still believe they ”need” animal protein.
People, especially athletes and bodybuilders, are often told that they need enormous amounts of dietary protein, in order to build muscles, which is a myth. What they actually need is more calories and growth hormone, not tons of dietary protein. Amazingly, animal products inhibit GH secretion, which is why many meat eating athletes and bodybuilders have to take synthetic GH or steroids. Many plant foods, on the other hand, can help increase GH secretion, so it’s still easier for a vegetarian to get big muscles, without taking synthetic GH and steroids.
Animal products also increase cortisol levels, leading to hypercortisolism, and cortisol is known to decreases amino acid uptake by muscle tissue, and inhibits protein synthesis.
People think that just because animal products contain a lot of protein, they are good for building muscles, but they are not. In fact, lots of athletes eat way too much animal protein, which leads to bone and muscle loss, as well as kidney problems, because it’s just too acidic for the human body. It’s a well-known fact that bone and muscle loss and kidney problems are very common among non-vegetarian athletes and bodybuilders.
Athletes and bodybuilders only need a bit more protein than the average human, but nowhere near as much as 300-500 g protein a day, as many people believe. The average human only needs 10% protein, and consuming more than 25% protein a day is very unhealthy.
Eating high quality plant based protein and strength training are obviously much easier and healthier ways to build muscles.
As a matter of fact, we have zero dietary requirements for animal protein. Animal protein is one of the worst things a human could eat. Animal protein is also the main cause of cancer and osteoporosis. For more info on animal protein and cancer, watch the Forks Over Knives documentary (http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/NCvziUb2ciY) and read The China Study.
In addition, high-protein diets, in general, cause premature aging, disease and shorter lifespans in humans and other animals, so I would not recommend anyone to eat a lot of protein. High-carb / low-protein raw fruitarian / vegetarian diets, on the other hand, are associated with health and longevity.
Most people probably don’t know it yet, but it’s hard not to get enough protein, no matter what diet you follow. Protein is in everything, even in fruits. If you follow nutrient rich diets, it’s impossible not to get your protein. In fact, most of us who follow plant based diets get even more protein than recommended.
It’s actually very easy to get your protein, as long as you are getting enough calories. Technically, there is no such thing as ”protein deficiency”, and protein intake can only be low if you don’t get enough calories. If you get 1500-2000 to 3000-4000 calories a day, depending on how active you are, you will not suffer from ”protein deficiency”, no matter what.
Most green leafy veggies have from 10-15% to 25-30% protein. Some greens have even more protein.
Stinging Nettles are one of the highest known sources of protein in a leafy green, and of superior quality than many other green leafy vegetables. They contain on average 22% protein. The dried leaf of Nettle contains 40% protein.
Brussels sprouts, watercress, kale, broccoli, Romaine lettuce and other types of lettuce, spinach, asparagus, collard greens, mustard greens, cauliflowers, parsley, okra, chicory, cilantro, alfalfa, etc. are some of the best protein sources among green leafy veggies. Not only they are great sources of protein, but they are also excellent sources of calcium. However, Stinging Nettles seem to have enormous amounts of calcium, compared to other greens. I have checked onhttp://cronometer.com/ and it appears that 500 g of Stinging Nettles have 2405,0 mg of calcium (200%).
There are also some plant foods that are considered ”protein concentrates”.
”INCOMPLETE PROTEIN” VS. ”COMPLETE PROTEIN” — One of the biggest lies that you’ve ever heard is that animal products are ”the only” sources of ”complete protein”. Well, that’s just another lie that comes from the meat, eggs and dairy industries. They’ve been promoting meat, eggs and dairy as ”the only” sources of ”complete protein” for years, and even many doctors and nutritionists still believe this myth.
Did you know that quinoa, hemp and algae are ”complete protein” sources too? So is soy, but I do not recommend soy products on a regular basis, as they can block nutrients absorption. Even amaranth and buckwheat are listed as ”complete protein” sources, as they contain all 9 essential amino acids in the right amounts.
But the funny thing is, we don’t need ”complete protein”, actually. Breaking down ”complete protein” does more ”harm” than good. The human body is supposed to combine by itself all amino acids from ”incomplete protein” sources, required for protein synthesis. You don’t even have to eat all essential amino acids at the same meal. Just make sure you eat a wide variety of fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, etc.
In fact, technically, all plants have ”complete protein”. The ”incomplete protein” was just a myth, as there is no such thing as ”incomplete protein”. If you check the numbers on Cron-O-Meter (http://cronometer.com/), you’ll see that you can get over 100% of each essential amino acid by just increasing the quantity. And if you think that eating a lot of plant foods is bad, well, let me tell you that many animal products (eggs, for example), don’t have enough of the essential amino acids per 100 g either, so you’d have to eat much more in order to get enough of all the essential amino acids, but the problem is, the more animal products you eat, the sicker you get. In other words, I’d rather eat a watermelon or 3 kilos of greens and potatoes than eating a lot of eggs or dairy. Meat may contain all the essential amino acids per 100 g, but that’s because it has a lot of protein per 100 g - chicken has like 30 g of protein per 100 g, while eggs have only like 6 g of protein per egg. However, eating meat can lead to protein excess, which is so bad for your health.
Eating lots of kg of fresh fruits and veggies, like other primates, is really the healthiest way to get good protein! Some people may prefer beans / legumes, grains, or seaweeds, as those are ”protein concentrates” - they have so much more protein than fruits and veggies per 100 g, and many of them have even more protein than meats, eggs and dairy per 100 g. But, like I said, best sources of protein are fresh fruits and veggies - they also have the right amount of protein, so we wouldn’t have to worry about protein excess if we ate only or mostly fresh fruits and veggies.
LYSINE - GOOD SOURCES — Lysine is one of the most important amino acids, which plays an important role in calcium absorption and bone health.
Amaranth and legumes (beans, chickpeas, peas / green peas, lentils, etc.), as well as peanuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, fenugreek seeds and oats, are among the best sources of lysine. Other good sources are: watermelons; avocados; beets; potatoes; corn; spinach; asparagus; pumpkin seeds & squash; yams; cashews (not recommended); dried peaches; apricots; Brussels sprouts; oranges; pecans, etc. Pineapples, tomatoes, figs, apples, carrots, pears, iceberg lettuce, celery, broccoli, eggplant, dates, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, papaya and mushrooms also contain lysine, but in much smaller amounts. Also, note that this list is incomplete, as there are more foods that contain lysine, but it would be impossible to write them all.
Make sure you eat foods rich in lysine on a regular basis!
PROTEIN - GOOD SOURCES — Quinoa, nuts, seeds, legumes, amaranth, buckwheat, algae, mushrooms, and, of course, fruits and green leafy veggies, are all excellent vegan friendly sources of high quality protein.
Animal protein, on the other hand, is low quality and used protein, that was meant for the body of the animal who was killed. Why ”filter” your protein and other nutrients through others’ bodies, when you can get them in their PUREST form, directly from the natural source?!
As a biochemistry grad student, I can say that this writing is false. Not every part of it but some. What is used protein (on the last paragraph)? Is it like used car? I can assure you that there is no difference between plant and animal protein. The source is different, amino acid sequences may differ but the same 20 basic amino acids, same covalent and hydrogen bonds, they have. I think vegans/vegetarians have little info about biochemistry, metabolism and biomolecules.
They may not know but encephalization (increase of brain volume from A. africanus to H. habilis and then H. erectus) happened due to consuming animal food and intellectual progression of mankind (stone tool cultures for example) followed this. Before that, ancestors of human ate whatever he finds, except meat.
I have no argument about “killing animals is bad”. I just want to explain chemistry behind this nutrition wars.
iOptik Contact Lenses for Augmented Reality from Innovega
Snip from Youtube:
Innovega’s wearable transparent heads-up display, enabled by iOptik contact lens technology, delivers mega-pixel content with a panoramic field-of-view. This high-performance and stylish eyewear is perfectly suited for the enjoyment of immersive personal media. The first part of the video is a CGI compilation provided by CONNECT, San Diego and the second part is actual footage through our system.