Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations
The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know."
The Brain—Information about the Brain
1 Introduction “I think, therefore I am.” —René Descartes, 17th-century philosopher
The Sexual Bucket List: 50 Things to Do Sexually Before You Die
Bucket What sexual things should everyone experience before they die? And how does someone who married young rank against those who didn't? I got married at 25 and started dating my husband seriously at 23. More from The Stir: Is He Too Small, Or Am I Too Picky?
1. FAULTY CAUSE: (post hoc ergo propter hoc) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other. example: A black cat crossed Babbs' path yesterday and, sure enough, she was involved in an automobile accident later that same afternoon. example: The introduction of sex education courses at the high school level has resulted in increased promiscuity among teens. A recent study revealed that the number of reported cases of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) was significantly higher for high schools that offered courses in sex education than for high schools that did not.
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived
Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. History.com has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema.
The 5 Weirdest Sixth Senses Humans Have (Without Knowing It)
#2. Men Can Sense Ovulation Getty Researchers wanted to find out whether men could detect when women were more fertile, as previously the only known way to figure this out was if the women stripped their clothes off and jumped on a guy's junk. It turns out that not only can men sense when women are ovulating, but they subconsciously change their behavior on the fly to adapt to it.
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The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers
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Ace of Death
Patrick Nance (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes: This is a card game I invented awhile back and it has become wonderful fun when you have a bunch of friends together. The name is Ace of Death. You simply deal all the cards out as equally as possible and then everyone flips a card over at the same time. If the Ace of Spades has not come up, then another round of flipping occurs, until the Ace of Spades does come up.
Family tree of the Greek gods
Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures