Video: Adam Savage and the Tested crew recently had the opportunity to visit the sets of Alien: Covenant, and in their latest video they not only get some hands-on time with many of the weapons used in the upcoming prequel, they also learned the secrets of how alien-infected actors are able to vomit so much blood.
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The need for more blood donations is a seemingly never-ending problem. Between interruptions to the donation process, fear of needles, rare blood types, and a general lack of awareness, life-saving blood supplies are difficult to keep stocked. But a team of researchers has found a way to manufacture artificial blood that could make a major impact on millions.
Video: Let's be real, if Kevin pulled off the traps and stunts he did in Home Alone in real life, there would be no movie, because the Wet Bandits would be deader than dead. Torching a scalp, smashing a head with a can of paint, beating up a chest with a crowbar, all those scenes would end up with a lot of gore and someone dying. But because it's a fun kid's Christmas movie, we can't have that. Or can we?
During the 2007 murder trial of music mogul Phil Spector, forensic experts for the defence and prosecution disagreed on how to interpret the blood spatter patterns on clothing worn by both Spector and his victim, among other disputed physical evidence. The end result was a hung jury, forcing the presiding judge to declare a mistrial.
Video: Blood isn't supposed to plop out like a solid, but that's what happens when a snake's hemotoxic venom gets mixed in with human blood — it thickens liquid blood into this congealed jelly substance. It's pretty gross. This is how a venomous snakebite affects the body of its prey. A lot of tiny blood clots form inside the bloodstream, causing fatal blockages.
A bite to the neck and a clean getaway — that's what a vampire needs. A group of physics students from the University of Leicester calculated exactly how long a vampire would need to accomplish those two things: about 6.4 minutes. They published their findings in the university's Journal of Physics Special Topics.
No one uses blood and gore and violence in movies like Quentin Tarantino does. Though it certainly drips and probably soaks through a lot of his movies, his scenes with blood can almost be balletic. Well, an excessive ballet, at least. Here's a collection of some of the bloodiest scenes. NSFW and all that, naturally.
Patients dealing with cancer or infectious diseases require frequent blood tests to monitor their conditions. And, although important, frequent trips to the doctor to give samples can be very time-consuming. But a small device called the HemoLink that uses gentle vacuum pressure promises to let patients easily draw their own blood at home.
Video: Yes, I know it sounds utterly gross and something people only do in satanic ceremonies but blood is a pretty common ingredient in gastronomy. If you've ever tried blood sausages or black pudding you already know that blood, properly cooked, tastes delicious. This video from our friends at Malackaraj shows how to prepare it.