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January 25, 2009

LOTD for January 25

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 12:27 pm

Pretty scary to think about what would happen if a bad solar storm occurs, which does occur periodically. Solar storms are expected 1 or 2 years before a peak in solar activity…and the next peak is in 2012, so the solar storms are expected in 2010 or 2011!

Study found that Tetris can act like a “cognitive vaccine” to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome in soldiers or crime victims:

I never realized that the red food dye in yogurt and other products was actually made by crushing the female cochineal (a beetle-like creature)! This has come to light because some people are apparently seriously allergic to eating the cochineal insect, with some allergic reactions potentially fatal!,0,2491696.story

I think that it is really cool that for the first time in at least 25 years more American adults are reading more literature–that never happened before in this survey:

Article discussing the studies that might indicate that finger size reveals sexual orientation:

About explaining why men find it so difficult to understand women–men and women may differ by as much as 2% of their entire genetic inheritance, greater than the heredity gap between humans and chimps! The study concludes that there are two human genomes, one for men and one for women:


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