Friday, November 4, 2016

Whips, Chains, And Bigger Brains

Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: You will probably fail the Wason selection task, the Australia out-Americas America and conservatives aren't way wrong about gun control.
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STRANGE BRAINS
WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK
A Simple Logic Puzzle Will Make You Feel Dumb And Other Facts
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Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: You will probably fail the Wason selection task, the Australia out-Americas America and conservatives aren't way wrong about gun control.
GET THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING
How Kinky Sex Might Make You More Creative
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Research suggests that BDSM can help people achieve altered states of consciousness.
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JOGGING YOUR MEMORY
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What's It Like To Never Forget A Single Day? Ask Someone Who Has An Autobiographical Memory
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Nima Veiseh has an autobiographical memory which means he can recall nearly his whole life in vivid, minute detail. It's a blessing and a curse. Ask him what it's like to live with a perfect memory today at 12:00pm ET.
CAN WE USE ROLLER CHAIRS?
How Fast Would You Run A Marathon?
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No matter your age, sex, size or skill level, this calculator can estimate how fast you'd run 26.2 miles based on your training regimen and your performance in just one recent race (or two, if you want a more fine-tuned assessment).
HIGHWAY ROBBERY
THE BELLAGIO BANDIT
How One Man Robbed Vegas' Biggest Casino And Almost Got Away
rollingstone.com
Tony Carleo stole $1 million in chips — then checked himself into casino's hotel to live like a king.
THEY DID NOT GET THEIR KICKS
Why Black Americans Are Not Nostalgic For Route 66
theatlantic.com
America's favorite highway usually evokes kitschy nostalgia. But for black Americans, the Mother Road's lonely expanses were rife with danger.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
WIND NOISE
Listen To What Chicago Sounded Like After The Cubs Won The World Series
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Though the Cubs won the final game of the series in Cleveland, the party raged into the night back home in Chicago, as this video (taken a mile away from Wrigley Field) clearly shows.
IN THE NEWS
US Mounts Unprecedented Effort To Counter Cyber Meddling By Russia On Election Day
FBI Finds New Emails Related To Hillary Clinton's State Department Tenure
US Employment Growth, Wages Seen Picking Up In October
Happy Friday! Enjoy your last weekend before all democracy and decency breaks down.

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