Since the internet is a relatively big place, and it’s easy to waste all of your time watching silly videos, every Saturday we here at List 25 try to make your time-wasting more efficient by stuffing 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos into one concise list. This week the highlights includes a whole host of awesome Halloween memes, videos, and articles (including news about pipe bombs sent to former president Barack Obama, among others). So, get ready because this is Link25 (318) – Halloween Strikes Back Edition.
Is there plastic in your poop? New study on microplastics in stool raises concerns
There’s a good chance a dose of tiny plastic particles has taken up residence in your gut, a new, small study argues.
Microplastics, as they are called, were found in stool samples from a handful of volunteers located across Europe and Asia, researchers report.
Every single person out of the group of 8 had microplastics in their stool, on average about 20 particles for every 3.5 ounces of stool, said study author Dr. Philipp Schwabl, a researcher with the Medical University of Vienna (click image to continue article).
Irish People Try American Halloween Snacks
Titanic 2, An Exact Replica Of The Original, Will Set Sail On The Same Route
You’re no doubt familiar with the real-life parable of hubris known as the voyage of the Titanic. In short, we built a ship we thought was unsinkable, then it sunk. And then we all learned a valuable lesson about humility like Job and moved on with our lives. By which we mean, we’re doing the exact same thing again.
The Titanic II, which is really what it’s called, is going to set sail in 2022, reports USA Today. And no this isn’t viral marketing for a sequel to the James Cameron movie. This is a real thing that Blue Star Line is spending $500 million on and has been planning since 2012, when the project was first announced. It was held up for several years over a financial dispute, but is thankfully back on track to tempt fate in the near future (click image to continue article).