08/01/13

today I learned: prisons in brazil use geese as security. also, before google launched gmail, ‘gmail’ was the name of a free email service offered by garfield’s website. next, research has suggested that having a heavy meeting schedule has the worst effect on emplyees who are motivated and productive, while slackers typically love meetings and enjoy the wasted time. finally, there’s a sport called banzai skydiving, where you throw the parachute out of the airplane first and then jump after it (I don’t care if it sounds completely ludicrous, I want to do it). bonus (cause it’s only tuesday. I know): in a chimp community that has been observed by biologists for 14 years, sticks were introduced as toys. the males started using them in weapon-like play, while the females commonly used them as dolls. ain’t evolution a blast?

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