# A Rubik’s cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible configurations !

With 6 colored sides, 21 pieces and 54 outer surfaces, there’s a combined total of over 43 quintillion different possible configurations. To put that into perspective: if you turned the Rubik’s cube once every second it would take you1400 trillion yearsto finish to go through all the configurations.If you had started this project during the Big Bang, you still wouldn’t be done yet.

Another way to think about this is, if a person had as many Rubik’s cubes as there were possible configurations, they could cover the surface of the Earth 275 times. And if one considers the number of configurations you could reach by disassembling and reassembling the cube, the number would be nearly 12 times that many

# Putting Grapes in Microwave Explodes them ! !

You may have heard of frozen grapes as a tasty snack, but what about heating grapes in the microwave? You probably shouldn’t try this one. It turns out that grapes react very oddly when they’re microwaved.

Since grapes are full of moisture, when they are microwaved, that moisture turns to steam. If the stem is still attached to the grape and there is nowhere for the steam to escape, it will explode slightly and rupture the skin.

If you place two grapes close together with their stem holes facing each other, some arcing and sparking will occur. If there is just a single grape with its stem hole open, it will let out a stream of steam. Good thing we don’t serve grapes warm.

# On Earth, Total Weight of Ants = Total Weight of Humans

Unless you leave food out and attract them, humans rarely have a need to think about ants. They’re tiny, not poisonous and not particularly terrifying, like say, spiders. However, they far outnumber humans on earth–by one million to one!

Funnily enough, they are also roughly a millionth of a human in size too. Do the math–the total weight of all the ants on earth matches the total weight of the entire human population.

There are 10,000 different types of ants and they’ve been around for a long time. Ancients ants have been discovered in fossilized sap from 100 million years ago!

Over time, ants have changed very little. Their way of life and survival is successful. Some scientists attribute this to their unselfish ways. Ants live in colonies and bring their prey back to their many relatives to share.

When jellyfish are in the water, they can be a bit intimidating. Their tentacles can pack a painful electrical shock. However, once they wash up on shore, they are anything but intimidating.

It turns out that jellyfish are 98% water. Most are transparent and bell-shaped. If they end up on the beach, they will most likely evaporate in a few hours and mostly disappear.

Jellyfish also don’t have brains, bones or a heart. They do have rudimentary sensory nerves though.

# What humans will look like in 100,000 years ?

Homo sapiens have slowly evolved over thousands of millennia, but what happens when modern technology comes into play?

Visual artist, Nickolay Lamm of Pittsburgh, Pa., tried to answer that question. Interested in illustrating how humans would look like in 100,000 years, he asked science for the answers.

“Because I’m not expert in evolution, got in touch with Dr. Alan Kwan who gave me his educated guess at what we may look like,” Lamm told FoxNews.com in an email.

Working with Dr. Kwan, who has a PhD in computational genomics from Washington University, they established “one possible timeline” to future human evolution of sorts. It’s not science — just a “thought experiment,” Kwan has clarified — but it’s fascinating to think about.
Published on MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, these changes to modern-day humans were based on the assumption that by the 210th century, scientists will be able to modify human appearances before birth through zygotic genome engineering technology.

Kwan based his theories on the accepted idea that between 800,000 and 200,000 years ago, the Earth underwent a period of fluctuation in its climate, which resulted in a tripling of the human brain, as well as skull size. Scientists agree that the rapid changes in climate may have created a favorable environment for those with the ability to adapt to new challenges and situations.

This trend has noticeably continued, for British scientists have found that modern humans have less prominent features and higher foreheads than people during medieval times.

“My goal is to get people talking and thinking about things they otherwise wouldn’t have. For example, this ‘Future Face’ project is getting people talking about whether or not something like ‘Gattaca’ may happen,” Lamm told FoxNews.com, referring to the 1997 movie starring Ethan Hawke.

Some have criticized Dr. Kwan for appearing to ignore common scientific knowledge. Such 100,000 year projections are “fantasy,” Razib Khan, a geneticist, told Matthew Herper of Forbes.

“This is more of a speculative look than a scientific look into one possible future where human engineering replaces natural evolution in determining human physiology, but we have been very happy that our humble project has garnered so much attention and provided a platform for others share their own vision of the future,” Kwan said, according to Lamm.

# 12 Alarm Clocks You will Actually Obey in the Morning

Getting out of bed in the morning is probably the hardest part of the day. I have four alarms set every morning, 10 minutes apart. I still struggle to pick myself up after the last alarm, and removing myself from my wonderful blanket burrito is close to torture. Perhaps, it has something to do with the fact that my alarm is the default noise that comes on a phone. If I had one of these alarms, I might actually wake up on time every morning.

### 1. Carpet Alarm Clock

This alarm clock sounds at the time you’ve set it, but it won’t turn off until you stand on it. It literally forces you to get out of bed.

### 2. Wake N’ Bacon Alarm Clock

If there is one thing that might possibly get me out of bed on time, it’s bacon. Or, you know, the potential for my alarm clock to burn down my apartment.

## 3. SnūzNLūz Alarm Clock

This one is pretty brilliant. You set it up over Wi-Fi to donate money to charity if you oversleep. Most people value their dollar, and while I’m all for donating money, I’d rather do it under my own power than as a penalty for not waking up.

### 4. Banclock Alarm Clock

If you’d rather save money than spend it, the Banclock is for you. It won’t stop going off until you put a coin in it.

### 5. Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

This alarm clock wakes you up in the morning and forces you to cut the correct wire.

### 6. Drill Sergeant Alarm Clock

Nothing like a drill sergeant yelling at you to wake you up in the morning.

### 7. Sub Morning Alarm Clock

This one is pretty extreme. It keeps ringing until you submerge it in water.

### 8. Silence Alarm Clock

This alarm clock wakes you up with movement rather than noise. Instead of loud music blaring, you wear a wristband, which will shake at your set time.

### 9. Wake Up, Work Out Alarm Clock

Are two major setbacks in your life not waking up on time and not going to the gym? If so, this alarm clock can help you out. While it’s only a pound and a half, it forces you to do 30 curls before the alarm shuts off.

### 10. Throw Ball Alarm Clock

Sometimes you just get the urge to chuck your alarm clock across the room. For this version, that’s actually perfect. It’s designed to be tossed in order to stop the alarm.

### 11. Blender Alarm Clock

If you’re a heavy sleeper, you might need something a little louder to wake you up. Well, how about the sound of a blender next to your head?

### 12. Clocky Alarm Clock

If you’re guilty of hitting the snooze button one too many times, you may just need a Clocky. This little guys will jump off your nightstand and roll around the room if you hit snooze, forcing you to actually get up and chase it.

# Sunshine Solar Charger

If you’re looking for a greener way to power your smartphone, look no further than the Sunshine Solar Charger from XD Design. This eco-friendly charger powers your mobile devices using the power of the sun, so you can feel better about just how much you use your phone.

The Sunshine Solar Charger looks just like a hi-tech floral bouquet, so it’s easy on both your eyes and your power needs. This green energy source features a 2600mAh rechargeable lithium battery that stores the energy collected from the sun, and transfers it to your mobile devices via USB. For greater efficiency, it features a set of five integrated solar panels, so you can quickly charge your devices without running out of power.

Whether you’re looking for an eco-friendly charging option, or need a power source for your smartphone while camping, the Sunshine Solar Charger will keep you connected.