time for SCIENCE!
Two of the coolest things of all time have occured in the course of as many days, the first of which being the Carolina Hurricanes beating the Buffalo Sabers to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. In a gut-wrenching seven-game series I somehow managed to survive without extensive bloodloss, Brind’Amor and the boys eeked out the final win last night at the RBC Center. Being a home-grown Carolina fan, I have to say a few things, because this is my blog and I do whut I want! So here they are in no particular order- Buffalo fans, please don’t whine. It was a helluva matchup, yes you had some injuries, such is sports. All the jerks berating Carolina for ‘stealing’ the team from Hartford- holy god, DIAF all ready. Lastly, anyone saying Canes fans know nothing about hockey needs to come on by my apartment, I have a massive head trauma waiting for you- born and raised in the south I’ve been a NHL fan since I was about 10 years old. Blackhawks and Toronto were my major teams. My favorite ECHL team was the Raleigh Icecaps, who I STILL have crap from laying around my apartment. AND I’ve seen Slap Shot (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076723/) so shut the hell up already.
Anyway, the second super cool thing of all time is that Extraterrestrial Life may have actually been found! CNN reports (http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/06/02/red.rain/index.html) Godfrey Louis collected samples of weird ‘blood rain’ that fell in India about a year ago and has been running tests on the stuff. Specifically, Louis has isolated strange, thick-walled, red-tinted cell-like structures about 10 microns in size. Stranger still, dozens of his experiments suggest that the particles may lack DNA yet still reproduce plentifully, even in water superheated to nearly 600 degrees Fahrenheit. (The known upper limit for life in water is about 250 degrees Fahrenheit.)
Which is totally freakin’ COOL! I suggest you scurry over to the article and read it for yourself.