today I learned: surgeons who play video games are 27% faster and make 37% fewer surgical errors. also, in 1140, when the weibertreu castle was defeated by king konrad III, the women of the castle were granted free departure and allowed to take what they could carry. thinking quickly, they carried the men out on their backs. the king kept his word and let the men live :). next, the higher your IQ, the more likely you are to be introverted (which, by the way, does not mean shy or socially inept. it simply means you draw energy from time spent alone and spend it when in groups of people). FINALLY, in 526 AD, there was a world-wide dust cloud that blocked out the sun for a full year, resulting in widespread famine and disease. more than 80% of scandinavia and parts of china starved to death, 30% of europe died in epidemics, and empires fell. no one knows the cause. how mysterious.