We use the term eyesight, but we don’t use nosesmell, tonguetaste or earhearing.
When you fall and scrape your knees you’re technically getting hit by a planet and walking away with only a scratch.
Chris Hemsworth is Australian and Thor is from space, so does that make him an Australien?
More shower thoughts.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a golf ball that doubled in density every hour?
How long would you have before you ran into trouble if you were given a golf ball that doubled in density once an hour?
3PM: It took nearly 4 full days, but we’ve finally arrived: The golf ball actually weighs just a bit more than the Earth does, now. Almost everyone is incapable of moving. Trees are falling down, as are buildings. There are massive earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.
4PM: Gravity is 3g. Humans that are left alive are gasping for breath on the surface. That is, if they haven’t been engulfed by lava. Earth is starting to shrink. Air pressure is going up, and the Moon is coming for us.
Needless to say, it doesn’t end well.
“"You can be driven to sleep simply by having a lot of emotional memories to process,” says Spencer. It takes sleep to provide the space needed to sift through the days’ experiences, and make permanent those that matter."
"Based on the famous dragon illusion by optical illusionist Jerry Andrus, the ‘Amazing T-Rex Illusion’ from Brusspup is just as the name says… Amazing! You probably won’t even believe what you are seeing until you get to the end (but that’s okay, it means your brain is working correctly)."
“When you check in weekly on a long term project, it’s easy to fall into a minimal progress trap and watch whole semesters pass with little results. What if, instead, weekly meetings were replaced with occasionally taking a couple days to do nothing but try to make real progress on the problem?”
The trick seems to be not so much blocking out an hour or so each day, but every now and then blocking out an entire two day period when you can completely immerse yourself into a task such as the one bothering me at the moment… Would like that, I think. Distraction-less. And this is one thing I’d like to try really soon, if poss.
Nope. A big duck in, like, the actual sea and that. “We’re one family and all the waters in the world is our global bathtub”, explains artist Florentijn Hofman.
How to make comparative bubble charts in Excel
You never know, one if these days someone’s bound to ask me about these things.
A simple but effective idea from Zhao Huasen. More here. Yet another thing I’m adding to the things-I-ought-to-have-a-go-at-doing-myself list.
From Maria Popova at Brainpickings.org, a wonderful (as ever) review of Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired by Till Roenneberg
This myth that early risers are good people and that late risers are lazy has its reasons and merits in rural societies but becomes questionable in a modern 24/7 society. The old moral is so prevalent, however, that it still dominates our beliefs, even in modern times.
Lots to delve in to, including this concept of social jetlag.