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The Lesson of the Monkeys | Jason Wells

I was first told of this experiment* by a former work colleague, and later discovered this illustration of it. It’s both illuminating and disturbing. There is a clunky word that describes this phenomenon: filiopietism, or the reverence of forebears or tradition carried to excess. But I prefer another term for it: the tragic circle. The Lesson of the Monkeys | Jason Wells
From Mycoted Shown above are four men buried up to their necks in the ground. They cannot move, so they can only look forward.

Four Men in Hats

Four Men in Hats
Dreamland: What Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment by Maria Popova “We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive.” The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep when the brain filled with blood and awakened once it drained back out. Nineteenth-century philosophers contended that sleep happened when the brain was emptied of ambitions and stimulating thoughts. “If sleep doesn’t serve an absolutely vital function, it is the greatest mistake evolution ever made,” biologist Allan Rechtschaffen once remarked. Even today, sleep remains one of the most poorly understood human biological functions, despite some recent strides in understanding the “social jetlag” of our internal clocks and the relationship between dreaming and depression.

Dreamland: What Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

Alan S. Kennedy's Color/Language Project - The Idiom List

Alan S. Kennedy's Color/Language Project - The Idiom List

Alan S. Kennedy's Color/Language Project If you see a gap or an inaccuracy that you can help us fix, tell us via the contribution form! ENGLISH LANGUAGE color idioms are at the very end.
Lucid Dreaming Frequently Asked Questions Answered by The Lucidity Institute
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How Our Economy Got Messed Up Home > Fun Section > How Our Economy Got Messed Up Linda is the proprietor of a bar in Cork. In order to increase sales, she decides to allow her loyal customers - most of whom are unemployed alcoholics - to drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger [thereby granting the customers loans]. How Our Economy Got Messed Up
Robot For President YouTube - Hitler Banned From iSketch!Content Aware Image Resizing (found by J-Roen)SeaDragon @ TEDThe Bad Signage PoolDice StackingFantoche (2 times)RENT - online auditionsPolo without the horse3d motion portraitFruit VesselMonkey Loves PigeonJessica the Pet Hippo (found by Julia)Treadmill MadnessBending LightSleeping Concert In SpainPartial Face TransplantsCop riding Segway runs down suspectcolor matching coffee cupSão Paulo No Logosuper fun happy slide

Exciting Links for Boring Days

Exciting Links for Boring Days
Crazy Physics Facts

Very cool illusion: the magic of the disappearing dots

Very cool illusion: the magic of the disappearing dots If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink. If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green. Very cool illusion: the magic of the disappearing dots
Brain Gain - 12 Advances in Bionics - Depression Many people in need of a heart transplant have died due to long waiting lists and low availability. But, today, artificial plastic hearts that can last up to three years can be used to buy patients extra time. The bionic heart, like a natural heart, contains two chambers, one responsible for blood intake and the other blood output. The heart contains a pump that forces air in and out of the plastic heart, allowing blood to circulate through the body. Brain Gain - 12 Advances in Bionics - Depression
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Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive

2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive

4.1.5 Rob Gruhl - How to Buy a New Car - Ignite Seattle 2007
Edit Article Modified Look at Hand Method Edited by Sondra C, Choicefresh, Jack Herrick, Krystle and 361 others Lucid dreaming is awareness of the fact that you are dreaming.

How to Lucid Dream: 16 steps

How to Lucid Dream: 16 steps
Know the difference!
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