Why do Space Suit Helmets Have Lights on the Inside?

In nearly all Sci-Fi films and series, space and biohazard suits have lights inside the helmet. Why? Don’t the lights refract in your eyes and impair your vision? For sure it looks cool and makes for good cinematography but seems entirely impractical.

I understand that viewers need to see actors emoting to get invested in the story so I propose a compromise- keep the lights but make them voice-activated. Filmmakers will still get that cool shot they’re looking for and the effect will be practical and help to build dramatic tension. Imagine a dark setting with a group of explorers and the helmet lights turn on only when an astronaut speaks. The voice activated light helps identify who is speaking and conserve energy. Keeping the light on all the time impairs vision and is a potential liability in missions requiring stealth, having lights on all the time draws attention that could compromise a mission.

Restaurants Serving Microwaved Food


So this is the blog post I write in my head every time I’m served microwaved food. I’m not a “foodie”, I just can’t rationalize paying money for something I wouldn’t eat for free- at home. It’s actually baffling to me, one of the main reasons I eat out is because sometimes don’t feel like cooking. I actually love cooking but sometimes after a long day I’m not up for the cleaning that comes with it. Sure- I could just throw some left-overs in the microwave… thats easy and free. But it’s Saturday, I should get out of the house and microwaved food isn’t very appetizing. So I decide to go out, I place my order wait a few minutes and *ding!*- it’s ready.

…why would anyone PAY money to be served tough and tasteless food

The only reason I even own a microwave is because it came with the house. I don’t like microwaved food. The microwave ruins food by toughening it and killing the flavor, why would anyone PAY money to be served tough and tasteless food. I also have my doubts about how healthy microwaved food is compared to normally cooked food. I think the the microwave breaks down the fat and other molecules (you know, the stuff that makes it taste good) in such a way that it is harder for your body to digest, making it more likely to become fat than energy. BUT I don’t have any proof of that and have never heard the idea backed up by science so for now it remains a personal belief. The main point here is microwaved food sucks.

I’ve been working on a list of restaurants that serve microwaved food. Today the list just received another entry. One more restaurant I won’t be returning to. One less repeat customer for them. I figure if they don’t care about the food they serve (you know, their business) why should I?