This interesting (but amusing) study is from a few years ago. Two capuchin monkeys are given unequal rewards for doing a task. Watch what happens (if you don't want to listen to the explanation of what is happening, you can click ahead to about 1:26).
It's been a long time since I've posted anything wedding-related, but here's a Mental Floss devoted to weird wedding traditions that I found interesting. I went for a long haul between weddings, and when I attended several last year, I was intrigued to find how much wedding traditions at the reception had changed over the years, and I liked many of the modern additions/substitutions.
But these historical traditions were fun to hear about.
I'm assuming this invention (computer-driven gloves that translate sign language into spoken text) is still being perfected, but it's interesting. I'm not sure how one would reciprocate (how spoken language could be translated into sign language. I'm sure that someone will come up with a solution, however, if they haven't already done so.
(By the way, my apologies for staying away so long. We're doing a bit of remodeling and things are in a bit of a mess here).
I'm not a very good knitter (I try), but if I had something like this, I would probably knit more. The rocking chair produces kinetic energy and uses it to knit a hat (I have no idea how it gets finished off).
Every year at the Academy Awards, an Oscar is given to the movie with the best visual effects. I'm not a major fan of explosions, fight scenes or car chases, but I do like it when the movie makers are clever with their special effects. Here's a supercut showing all the winners.
Or...maybe not weird. Just different or in the minority. John Green of Mental Floss (and author of numerous bestselling books, including The Fault in Our Stars), tells us about 37 Ways You Might Be Weird. These are based on polls and yes, they're polls taken in the United States, but I have to believe that many (most?) of them would hold true around the world. So...which of these, if any, apply to you?
Not too many of these actually applied to me, which is...weird, because I've always felt that I march to a bit of a different drummer. Who knew I was so normal? Hah!
Writing romance novels, I've spent a lot of time exploring what makes a man appealing. Obviously, the perfect guy is different for different people, and let's face it, perfection itself is boring. So, there is no "perfect," but there are qualities most of us admire. I have my own set of attributes that I tend to return to again and again in writing heroes. Hopefully, those also resonate with readers.
In this video, "Print Your Guy", the young woman tries to narrow her idea of the perfect man (for her) down to a single defining characteristic with interesting results. Take a look.