Two cool things I found

I got a little bit of research time in today, and came across some interesting finds on teh interwebs.

#1 an interactive map of the ocean floor. Think Google Earth, but underwater. Its pretty darn cool to look around at stuff. There are mountain ranges, canyons, etc. all existing underwater. You could float right over them and never know they were there.
Note: If you’re seeing a whole bunch of brightly colored lines you might want to uncheck all the boxes on the left.


#2 A completely crazy secret Christian sect in Tsarist Russia. They were called the Skoptsy, and they took the idea of living a pure life to the extreme. Apparently they read Matthew 18:8: If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire, and took it quite literally. So if you found yourself sexually attracted to the wrong person, these guys thought the best solution was to sharpened their knives.