Aug 18, 2022

Random Thursday

It's time for mish-mash of fun with True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley! All completely true, all completely unbelievable!

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As you may know, in Los Angeles, there is so much light pollution, people can't see the stars. This has become so normal for them, that in 1994 when an earthquake caused a blackout, citizens called observatories to ask them what the little lights in the sky were. They were seeing stars for the first time.

That's wild!

(image borrowed from Seattle Pl)

A great deal of Canadians live south of Seattle. Northern Canada is mainly wilderness whereas Southern Canada is mainly major metropolises.

For some reason I can't wrap my head around the "south of Seattle!" I'm so directionally inclined!

(image borrowed from Harvard Gazette)

Neurons fire in your brain when you are performing an action. They also fire in your brain when you watch someone else perform the same action.


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Did you know there are 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to arrange a deck of playing cards? That's more ways than there on atoms on Earth!

My brain hurts trying to compute that number! Lol.

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Studies have suggested that placebos can work even when participants know they are taking them.


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