7. Sleeping in a Freezer This next one is absolutely something you must not try at home! We’ve all been there, sweltering at night and unable to sleep, and willing to do virtually anything to get some respite.
It turns out, when this happens, quite a few people resort to risky methods to cool off- including sitting inside their fridges or freezers! It may initially seem like a good way to cool down, but there are some pretty major risks involved in doing this. The appliances simply aren’t designed to have people inside them, so they are not built with safety in mind. It’s not a typical hang out place!! Deep freezers are particularly dangerous because, while you can fit inside and close the lid, there isn’t a handle or way to open it again from the inside.
This is what a 23-year-old from Houston, Texas, found in 2016 when he propped the lid open with two broom handles before dozing off. His air con unit had broken, and he was desperate. At some point during the night the door closed, and he was found frozen solid a few days later. That’s how some people just disappear Oncasinogames!
6. Baking Cookies In Your Car You might have heard stories of people frying eggs on sidewalks in hot temperatures, especially in Southern California and Nevada, but if the thermometers really begin to rise, you can turn the windshield in you car into an oven!
Rather than becoming frustrating like an Easy Bake oven, if the sun is shining bright enough you could quite easily bake a tray of cookies in a couple of hours! Fresh for when you get off work!! A news team in Arizona tried this out in 2015 during a heatwave.
As temperatures soared to 115 degrees Fahrenheit, the last thing anyone probably wanted to do was eat warm chocolate cookies, but still they persevered. They left a car in direct sunlight, and placed a tray, with 11 lumps of cookie mix, on the front dashboard. Within 2 and a half hours they were fully cooked, and the experiment was a success. One mistake they made, though, was leaving their GoPro camera inside the car to film the event. It got so hot that it kept failing, and they weren’t able to record as much as they had intended to. Whoops!!
5. Architecture In Jaipur, India, temperatures can reach as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Such extremes can obviously make life very difficult for people, so architects have turned to age old design techniques to keep things more comfortable. The Pearl Academy of Fashion, for example, has been built with a perforated screen on the exterior that acts as a thermal buffer between the building and the outside environment. Known as a Jaali, it filters the air and light, so it’s much cooler inside.
Another technique is known as a Stepwell. It’s a pond that is dug into the ground in buildings and full of water. When this water evaporates it cools the air around it, and acts as a natural air conditioner. The Chand Baori stepwell is a stunning historical example of this technique, but it’s being used again in more modern designs- such as the one that’s in the Pearl Academy of Fashion.
From melting sandals on the sidewalk to baking cookies in your car, here’s how people survive in the hottest places!!
10. Heatwave in Arizona When the heat really start peaking, it seems very little can be done to cope except for staying indoors.
The heatwave in Arizona in 2017, which saw temperatures reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit, showed how everything can come to a standstill, and that things simply aren’t designed to withstand such warmth. In images that seem reminiscent of a Salvador Dali painting, virtually everything started to melt! Dustbins on the sidewalk began revealing the trash they contained, and water bottles inside cars began expanding- you’d have thought Fiji water came from a hot enough climate in the first place! Even walls began to melt away, along with mailboxes and the lettering on street signs. That didn’t deter the hardy locals from finding ways around the problems, though.
In an environment where you start to fear touching handles, or anything else made of metal, the local Denny’s came up with an ingenious solution- they attached an oven mitt to their front door, which enabled customers to enter without suffering first degree burns before enjoying their pancakes! Those metal door handles are HOT!!!
9. Melting Sandals If you dream of living somewhere warm, especially when even at this time of the year it’s been snowing, make sure you think it through before you drop everything and move. Higher temperatures make things work a lot differently to what you might be used to, and even sidewalks and roads become dangerous. The tarmac used to build them is really efficient at absorbing heat, and this can cause havoc with everyday objects like shoes. This video from India in 2016 shows the full effect in action.
It was recorded in the town of Valsad on a day where temperatures had reached almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This amount of heat causes rubber to melt and, in some cases, can cause shoes to stick to the road. The first boy that crosses is forced to run to the other side when this happens to him, with the surface being far too hot for him to tread on barefooted. The danger with this is the approaching traffic, and the other two people crossing have to abandon their shoes in the face of oncoming vehicles. Also if you’ve been to Vegas, you know the feeling!! I’m sure you’ve also felt your flip flops sticking to the crosswalk!
Even though this doesn’t happen too often at such extremes, it’s best you practise hopping just in case you find yourself with the protection of only one shoe!
8. Crowding into Canals When things just get too hot to cope, you’re left with little choice but to jump into the nearest body of water that you can- but it’s unlikely you’ll be the only one with this idea. This image, from the Lahore canal in Pakistan, says it all. Normally a focal point of celebration in the city, hosting light parades for a number of different occasions, every year when the full force of summer hits, thousands upon thousands of people take to the water. It’s an effective way for adults and children alike to cool down, if you can find room to move, that is!
And you're not worried about germs. And now for number 7, but first do you live somewhere hot? Let us know how you get through it in the comments below and be sure to subscribe before you leave!!
Game: "That's a dinosaur." Dunkey: Yep. That's a dinosaur.
You guys, he's being sarcastic. Game: "What's that? A backpack?" Dunkey: Now, I am not a professional voice actor, okay, but these three things are not of equal excitement. When you find a backpack next to a human skeleton, you don't-you don't just say, Game: "A backpack?" Dunkey: You gotta be like, IT'S A B A C K P A C K WOW!
Game: "That's a dinosaur!" Dunkey: That is a police car. Freeze! Oof- [laughing] Fuck... [laughing] Oh god get up, Get up, you stupid idiot- oh, guy's coming back, he's comin- [Laughing] [laughing] ...get up, oh God, NO!
Whoawhoawhoawhoa- [Still laughing] Game: "That's a dinosa-" Dunkey: Whaaat, you can swim in this game? Awesome! [Breath of the Wild game over music] Dunkey: See how this skeleton has a helmet on? That's how you know he was in the army. [Sonic 1 invincibility theme playing] Dunkey: You'll never get me you stupid piece of shit dinosaur! Hee hee!
You can never hit me! I'm too good at the game! Dunkey: Well, how about we go down this small hill? [character screaming] [Breath of the Wild game over music, Dunkey: alright *mumble*] Hey, dickhead!
[gunshot] I shot you in the face! I'm shooting you! What are you- [chomp sound effect] Oh. [muffled That's a dinosaur!] This next game is legitimately better. Game: "Soda Drinker...Pro!"
[slurping sound effects] Ok. So I'm just on a beach, drinking soda. [90's game music] Ooh! Now I like this. They're showing a nice, uh, a variety, you know. You got a nice jungle level, now, you had the beach and now you have the jungle level.
[slurping] I'm really feeling the soundtrack on this one. You got some nice, uh, lush forest over here. [9 0 ' s g a m e m u s i c ] [ambient drone music] This level is too scary. I don't wanna drink a soda- [distorted voice] "Only...infinity more sodas to go." Dunkey: How many more sodas to go?
I'm kind of getting sick of this game- [9 0 ' ˢｇａｍｅ ｍｕｓｉｃ] [distorted voice] "All these charts and graphs...make the soda even better." [Dunkey laughs] [9 0 'Ｓ ＧＡＭＥ ＭＵＳＩＣ] Dunkey: IT'S TOO SCARY IT'S TOO SCARY TURN IT OFF [distorted voice] "A haunted soda in the haunted woods..." Dunkey: THE SODA IS HAUNTED?! Turn the game off.
Too scary! [distorted, unintelligible voice] [ףθ 'ˢ ᵍᵃᵐᵉ ᵐᵘˢᶤᶜ] Please let there be fall damage. [slurping] Please...I-I... I've seen too much. I've-I...please.
Please die. Let me die and let this game be over. Let this, let this work. [ゲーム音楽] There's no fall damage. [distorted voice] "This soda..." [distorted voice] "I'm walking around, with a soda in my hand, and I love it."
[distorted voice] "Going with the sharks..." I'm gonna track down the guy who makes this, I'm gonna fucking- [Dunkey scatting to the music] I like this shit. Game: "...fill my car with gas with soda." Dunkey: "I wish this game would be over-" [ ] Game: "Everyone does this at one point in their lives." Dunkey: At last. The final level.
Dunkey: Oh my God. Game: "This sure is a soda." The Hobbit. Well, at least the game's over. Ha ha. The game is still going... Whoa whoa, is that a 3D model of a tiger?
I gotta see this. Yep. This was worth the 10 minute walk over here. Guys, I feel like we're just so close to the finish line, I feel like, let's just, let's beat this game, we're on level 30.
Honestly, how many more levels can there be in this piece of shit game- Game: "Drinking a soda..." "i n s i d e" "t h e s o d a . . ." Dunkey: How can you top that? That's it.
We beat the game. How can you top that? Graveyard is a very short computer game, you walk around, sit on a bench, and listen to a song. Ok. This sounds promising. Ok.
I'm walking around. [birds chirping] So far so good. Ooh, look at this, look at this, you can go backwards.
Now it's getting interesting. There's the bench! Yes! Ok... Get on the...get on...get on the stupid bench! Sit on the- Eh...get...ehhhehhehh%$%$^$^$# Get- get on the bench? Get on the bench?
Get on- Uh, I was very disappointed with this game, it says you can sit on the bench and listen to a song, for me, this is this year's No Man's Sky, uh, I could not sit on the bench OR list- Rogue Warrior. Now, guys, I am not a professional voice actor, but this game has the best voice acting of any game. Game: "It's a total goatfuck!" "God damn-" Dunkey: Ok, I died already, somehow.
It's a good thing I have my kill move! Game: "Lights out, motherfucker." [Dunkey laughing] [gunshot] Game: "Rock and roll, motherfuckers, rock and roll."
Dunkey: Every single guy... Game: "Drop dead, motherfucker, you fucking amateurs!" [Dunkey laughs in motherfucker] Game: "Bring the noise, bitch!" [more laughter] Game: "God damn, cockbreath-" [Dunkey insulting alongside game] Dunkey: ...piece of shit bastard man fuck ass dick penis bitch, piece of fuck! So this game is actually an adaptation of a book by Dick Machinko. If you don't know who Dick Machinko is, he's pretty much Tom Clancy, but if Tom Clancy was the main character of his books.
So...I'm, I'm not sure how closely this game follows the book, uh, I hope not at all. Game: "Looks like the douchebag convention's in town." Game: [again] "Looks like the douchebag convention's in town." Dunkey: You just said that. Game: "Suck my balls, my hairy fucking big balls, wrap 'em around your fucking mouth."
[Dunkey in hysterics] Game: "Fucking retard." "Dead piece of shit." Dunkey: You'll never get me! I'm Dick Machinko! Oh shit, he's throwing a grenade. Oh, ok, he just blew up all his own guys.
Game: "The commies got themselves a working missile defense shield," "they can shoot our nukes right outta the sky." Dunkey: Damn. If you could acquire that technology for the United States, you could end the Cold War. Game: "I'll retarget...use the Soviet's own missiles to wipe this place off the map."
Dunkey: You are the dumbest fucking piece of shit- "Houston, this is ISS Control, uh..." Game: "Send me the bill, cocksuckers!" [OUTRO]
Here are the dumbest lottery winners in history!
Abraham Shakespeare The fact that someone with the last name Shakespeare would live a modern day tragedy, is perhaps, one of the best ironies imaginable, however unfortunate. Unlike the more famous Shakespeare, Abraham was toiling as a truck driver’s assistant. But when he won a THIRTY MILLION DOLLAR Florida jackpot in 2006, his life actually got even worse. Rather than doing the math and deep diving into discounted cash flows, Shakespeare decided he was smart and could beat the guaranteed rate presented to him and instead opted for a lump sum of $16.9 million, significantly less than the $30 million annuity he was entitled to.
Never mind the fact that he’s a truck driver and if he was actually good at finance he’d be in the industry. ANYWAYS, after buying a Rolex and making major mistake #1 with $1 million home, Shakespeare didn’t seem to go on any drug binges, or spending sprees. But like many before him, he had tons of people coming around asking for money. In particular, he started a business with a woman named Dee Dee Morgan called Abraham Shakespeare LLC, with the goal of writing his life story...or something vague like that Casinoslots South Africa.
Just a tip guys, you have to have accomplished something in life to sell an interesting story…...not just win the lottery. What ended up happening was that Moore took full control of the firm’s money, withdrawing $1 million from the bank, buying cars and may have even managed to buy Shakespeare’s home for something like $665,000...which is less than he paid for it. A later investigation suggested she didn’t even pay anything for the house...which is way more of a ripoff! Oh yeah, tip #2. Never ever ever ever let someone else control your actual money!
I don’t care if it’s your wife or husband. Unsecured liabilities, such as a company credit card with a fixed limit? Sure.
But not your actual cash money. By April of 2009 he went missing, with his friends and family unable to find any trace of him. Investigators were soon able to locate him at one of Moore’s homes...sadly he was bread and buried under a concrete slab. Moore was arrested and charged with the killing, though she offered up a few different defenses. It was drug dealers...no wait she killed him in self defense...she even went so far as to blame her 14-year old son.
Investigators didn’t buy any of that, and she was charged with the crime. She’s currently serving a life sentence. His story was featured on E!’s “The Curse of the Lottery” as well as an episode of American Greed. In the end, Abraham Shakespeare will be a tragedy that will hopefully serve as a cautionary tale for those who happen upon a great fortune in the future.
Vivian Nicholson In 1961, a British woman named Vivian Nicholson was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Her husband Keith managed to win more than 3.5 million pounds, a pretty big amount back then factoring in inflation. Her husband won the money off football pools….pretty much another popular form of gambling.
She told the press that her plans were to “spend spend spend.” And she wasn’t kidding. For the next few years she bought all kinds of stuff. Expensive cars, fur coats, lavish vacations, a huge ranch style home and a spectacular lifestyle that quickly caused their fortune to dwindle.
When Keith flied in car crash in 1965 she was left with an enormous tax bill. On the top of that, the banks determined that what remained of Keith’s winnings belonged to his estate...not Viv! She ended up bankrupt. After the loss of her husband, Viv allegedly became depressed and started to drink a lot of booze, though she later became sober. She would go on to marry three more times, work a short stint in a strip club, become a Jehovah's witness, and write an Autobiography entitled Spend Spend Spend, which was later adapted into a musical. After seeing it, she gave it a rather neutral review, stating the musical score and actors were great, but that it didn’t reflect her life all that well.
When she passed away in 2015, there were many things one could say about her 79 years on earth. That she had a boring life wasn’t one of them. Hey, you know what, I bet there was never a dull moment with her, no matter how bad her life decision were.
Willie Hurt There’s a number of ways to blow through a massive fortune. One of the most popular being, quite literally “blowing” through it...if you catch my drift. In 1989, the family man from Lansing, Michigan won $3.1 million from the lottery.
The next two years however, proved be a nightmare for Hurt and those close to him. Before he could even collect all of his winnings, he was filing for divorce, separated from his kids, and spending all of his money on crack cocaine. By 1991 he was charged for murder when he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the head during a 48-hour drug binge, which is exactly what you’re not supposed to do to someone, regardless of how much money you have. Money doesn’t change people, which is something I’ll agree with, but it certainly enables them to scale up their terrible life decisions!
Every college student has that one class that he or she cannot get the hang of. You might be struggling with your software developer courses, history courses, language courses, English courses, or whatever else you are taking at this time. No matter what your schedule looks like, you should be able to find some sort of tutor or essay writer that will work with you to understand the materials. You just have to know where to look at what to look for. Here are some tips to help you find a good tutor so you can get through college with your head on straight.
How to Find a Good Tutor
A good tutor is going to be someone who has a lot of experience in a subject. This person may already have a degree in the subject, or he may just know a lot about it to begin with. If you can manage to find someone with a background in teaching, he or she will provide the ideal solution for you. Otherwise, you may have to just look for people on campus or online who can help you out. Don’t be afraid to work with someone over the internet, as that may be a more convenient option for both of you. As long as you get the studying help you need for school, the venue for your tutoring should not matter.
You may ask your professors about suggestions for your tutor because they might know of someone who can help you out. If they don’t, they may at least be able to hook you up with a learning center so you can start testing out your tutoring options. You could ask your friends for suggestions as well and see if any of them have good experiences with a tutor from their past. If so, you will just need to get some contact information and start looking for your perfect educational match. There is someone out there to work with. You just have to make an effort to find him or her.
What You Might Pay for Tutoring Services
In some rare instances, you may be able to snag some tutoring for free. This is usually the case when a teacher’s assistant runs a quick study session before a big exam. If you need more help than that, you need to be prepared to pay for it. The rates you might have to pay will vary from one tutor to the next, so you may just have to explore your options. Here is a look at the average pay rates for tutoring services nowadays:
Average Rates by Years of Experience
Average Rates by Location
You may be able to save some money with group tutoring sessions, but that will limit the amount of questions you can ask. Test the field a little bit, and hopefully you will be able to avoid a bad experience in college.
If you have a busy schedule, you may find it impossible to study for your college courses. Working in a study break may be impossible, but it is something you have to do if you want to get through college. Time management always becomes an issue in the midst of chaos, but it is something that you can learn to work around with the right motivation. Before you give up on school altogether, you may just want to learn how to squeeze in your studies where you can. The tips below should help you do just that.
Take Online Courses
Online classes usually have really flexible schedules, so you can study for them when you actually have the time. That does not mean that you can push all of your class work to the end of the week. It just means that you can make time for class whenever you don’t have to work or go to some sort of event. My husband and I work online, so we are actually able to schedule both our jobs and our class work around whatever else is going on in our lives. This is a great setup and one that you should really look into in the future.
Study before Bed
If you take 10 or 20 minutes a night to study for your classes, you will have a much easier time remembering information when you need to take a test or do an assignment. Your mind remembers information a lot better when you sleep because it does not have any distractions. It can just process whatever you read and retain it for use in the future. It is a lot easier to study in short spurts like this than it is to study over long periods of time. Just about everyone can sacrifice 20 minutes before bed. Get in the habit of studying before you go to sleep, and you should find yourself in a much better place come test day.
Study in Chunks
Try to break your studies into small chunks of information. Then you can work in each chunk whenever you get the chance. For instance, you may break up a chapter by page or by subheadings. You may break up a set of vocab words in sets of 10. If you just focus on chunks of information, you will have an easier time retaining what you read because you won’t have to digest as much. It is the same theory as memorizing one phone number at a time, not the phone book. See what I mean? Chunking information makes memorization a lot easier, so give it a try and see what you think.
Having a busy schedule can be a struggle sometimes, but it is something that you will eventually learn to deal with. My husband and I have balanced school, marriage, and business ownership at the same time before, and we’re still alive to talk about it. The key to this whole process is to know what time frame you have to work with and then do whatever it takes to use that effectively. If you can work efficiently and study efficiently, you will be set for life.
PS: I find that making a schedule early on in the week allows me to stay on track a lot easier. Try to make a study plan as soon as possible so you can get a lot done with a busy schedule.
Whenever people find out I take my classes online (and work from home, too) they usually ask something like, "Do you have to be really disciplined?" That's a legitimate question. Going to a traditional school in person can seem easier because you have to be somewhere at a specific time or else you might not pass. There's some accountability there that seems to be missing in online classes.
If you've ever pursued a degree over the internet, you know that not showing up for class discussions has exactly the same consequences as at traditional schools. Fail to log in or submit a paper or comment on enough students' discussion posts and you will have just wasted a lot of money and damaged your GPA. It takes a different sort of discipline to do well in online classes.
Here are six ways to stay on top of your game.
1) Become One with your master calendar
To be a successful online student you need a master calendar that knows your schedule better than you do. Choose a format that works for you with hourly slots for you to get super detailed, or a big desk calendar that you can scribble on. Fail to update your calendar and you can kiss your balanced life goodbye. Put everything on there! Hair appointments! Assignments! Vacations, study sessions, coffee dates, everything! Commit to nothing without first checking with your master calendar.
2) Plug the syllabus into your calendar
As soon as the syllabus is available, go through the dates of assignments and plug them into your master calendar. Of course you'll need to mark the big assignments. Most classes have mini-deadlines within the school week. If you need to post to the discussion board before the third day of class each week, put that on the calendar, too.
3) Play to your strengths
To be your own boss, you have to recognize your strengths as a student and as a worker. What time of the day are you the most clear-headed. Schedule study time around your natural highs and lows. Choose to do easier work when you have a shorter attention span.
4) Connect with other online students
Working on an online degree can feel somewhat isolated. Stay motivated by connecting with your classmates, professors, advisors and anyone else who is pursuing an online degree. Speaking with them about assignments or just the general online college experience will keep you motivated. It may even inspire some competitiveness that will push you to study harder.
5) Don't work till the break of dawn
It can be tempting to tell yourself you're going to pull an all-nighter. But let's face it, you're not nineteen anymore. Not only do you need your sleep, but you don't have the time to crash for five hours after you take your test in the morning. You've got more responsibilities now then when you were in college. Don't push your studying off till it's late and say that you'll stay up all night doing it. Force yourself to complete things during normal working hours or before bedtime.
6) Remember, the last one is a rotten egg
Most classes are set up around discussion boards. Post your thoughts on the assigned reading and comment on what your classmates had to say. No big deal right? Sometime the simplicity of this task makes it a ripe target for procrastination. But wait to long to post and you'll miss the entire conversation. If you post after everyone else you have such a slim chance of anyone commenting on your ideas. If your post doesn't start a conversation then it's almost not worth it, because it's in those conversations that you really learn the material.
Excited for the semester to start. Hope I can practice what I preach!