Now that computer processors, graphics cards and software have become both powerful and affordable, we can simulate all manner of important scientific scenarios than would have been possible just a few years ago.
Many of us have wondered, for instance, whether 1,000 Tyrannosaurus Rexes could beat 100,000 zombies in combat, whether 1,000 U.S. Marines circa WWII could defeat 20,000 Spartans, and whether 300 Jedi could defeat 60,000 medieval footmen. Well, a game called Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator lets you find out.
As you can see, that video runs over 28 minutes long. Yet it's somehow racked up three-quarters of a million views. What's more shocking is that YouTube is now lousy with UEBS videos (see here and here) ranging from several minutes to a half-hour, pitting Romans, Spartans, Jedi, penguins, tortoises, Chuck Norrises, Tyrannosaurus Rexes, zombies and more against each other in mass combat.
We're not posting these because these videos are good. We're more just showing you that this bizarre phenomenon exists. And that we design blogs are competing with them for internet eyeballs. And that we are not the Chuck Norris in this equation.