Sunday, October 31, 2010

A little something fun for Halloween

I hope everyone's Halloween weekend was great! I just thought in honor of the season of spooks I would write about an interesting article I stumbled across: The Truth About Ghosts!

As you are all aware, ghost sightings have been around for centuries. Every person who has reported a ghost sighting has always claimed to feel a cold chilling feeling and dread and depression, along with the actual spotting of the ghost. But there has never been any hardcore proof or scientific evidence of such a thing being able to happen...until now. Scientists have found that these feelings are actually cause by extremely low frequency sound waves called infrasound that cause one to feel emotions like depression, dread, fear, and others. It is so low in frequency that we can not consciously hear it, but our ears still sense it. Not only is it everywhere in nature (volcanoes, earthquakes, even tigers), but it can be caused by things such as a malfunctioning ventilation shaft, which is one reason why these "haunted" buildings happen in the first place.

But what about the actual sighting of ghosts? Same thing: infrasound. At a specific frequency, it vibrates and resonates perfectly with your eyeball, shaking the eye ever so slightly, giving what is called a smeared look. This causes the vision to respond in weird ways, such as thinking you saw a ghost walk by you and such.


For more in depth detail and proofs through experiments, check out the link below:

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Why Baseball Is So Great

I am a Giants fan, born and raised. I want more than anything to see them win the World Series, but that's not enough for some people. I get tired of people always telling me that they won't win because they have not won a World Series title in ages. But why does that matter? Any team can be good in any given year, and that is what is so great about baseball. Sure, the Yankees are a definite powerhouse, but they lost to the Diamondbacks a while back when they were supposed to sweep them. This goes for any sport really, but the fact that a team and be great one year and horrible the next just makes the game that more intense and exciting, because you never know what is going to happen. The Giants came in to the playoffs being the underdogs, and now they are about to have a Cinderella story.

So unless somebody has weird future sight, there is really nothing one can say that is definite when it comes to baseball. So prepare for the unexpected, because San Francisco is coming in for the kill!;_ylt=AkH9yHhOBDj_9G.021_k1L8RvLYF?slug=ap-nlcs-giants-phillies

Monday, October 18, 2010

Carls Jr

I am super thankful that we have a Carls Jr here on campus. The delectable fruits of the fast food world are something that I deeply treasure and I so look forward to those times on Monday and Wednesday where I get to partake in the eating of a burger from that place. I usually eat with my roommate Jake, who is pretty...wait scratch that....extremely cool and we usually will talk about Philosophy, the class we just get out of before eating, or just look around at random people and point out things about them. It's enjoyable.
But Carls Jr. really just makes it a special time. For me, ordering the Western Bacon Cheeseburger is the best choice. It's got that down home cookin' feeling to it that you really can't find at other fast food places, so I love that. However, I'm pretty silly because I don't eat the onion rings on it, even though those are basically what makes it the western bacon cheeseburger. Jake always thinks I'm weird for doing that, I guess he's right. But I don't mind, cause I'm a weird guy. Ohp, going off on a tangent, gotta keep my eyes on the prize. Focus: engage.
Back to Carls Jr.. Their fries are to DIE for. I love how they leave the potato skins on them, really making you feel like you're eating some high class delicacy, even though it's just fast food. They look out for their customers and I like that about them. I feel like the starfish could be the older brother I never had, always looking out for me, and making me smile with the tasty food he produces. Or something like that. Well I feel as if I'm rambling now, so I must bid this blog post ado.
Ado, blog post! Ado! I hope you've enjoyed this insight on the beautiful establishment that is Carls Jr.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Time Management...YES It's Important!

For some of you reading this, it's obvious that it is important to have good time management skills, especially for those of you who are always busy. Others might not see the importance...yet. For those select lucky college kids who have easy classes, not very many units, or just too much time on their hands, it seems like there is no need for time management. But let me tell you, I have seen both sides of the board, and I can tell you that no matter how much time you have on your hands, you still need to have time management. You never know what unexpected instances can occur, so you should always be one step ahead of the game, unlike me this weekend. I did not manage my time this weekend very well (because I was so busy), and in return I did not get to study for my midterm, I barely finished my rough draft for this class, and this blog post waited until 11:50 to be sent.

Of course, no one is perfect. Nobody can get it right every time, but if there is one thing I think should be taken out of this post, it is that you should always be one step ahead of the game. Know your schedule and what is going to be next. It will save you from a lot of stress, and life will seem to just run a lot smoother.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Why you should choose the right fraternity

Today was the Gamma Phi Beta sorority's philanthropy called "Moonball" (their symbol is a crescent, hence the moon), where all of the fraternities on campus came out and played beach volleyball against each other (Kappa Sigma took home the gold!). Everyone being out together really gave me a chance to observe what the other fraternities are like compared to mine, and all I have to say is I'm glad I chose the right one to join. It's ridiculous what some of the other frats were having their pledges do, for example carrying the biggest couch I have ever seen with the active members on top all throughout the beach, and for what? What point is there to having the pledge class do that? Where they should be building stronger bonds with the guys, they are giving them more reason to be bitter and spiteful towards them. If every fraternity had a "no hazing" policy, the greek system would have a much better name for itself, not to much be more respected.