17/12/14

today I learned:

  • caterpillars retain memories after metamorphosis. which is incredible because they LITERALLY liquefy during that process. WHAT!!!
  • a time-lapse of a pup growing up ๐Ÿ™‚
  • a guy from PEI has sent over 4,800 messages in a bottle into the atlantic ocean and has received more than 3,100 responses. he says he gets around 150 christmas cards every year from some of those people. friggin’ awesome.
  • this artist is pretty creative. holy hell.
  • a dad helping his daughter out in one of the greatest times of need. this is so cute.
  • in 2014 prescription drugs surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in 29 US states ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  • the hippocratic oath calls for doctors to teach the offspring of their teachers the art of medicine, free of charge. that’s so cool… but does this ever even happen?!
  • a beautiful, beautiful quote by gunilla norris.
  • brass doorknobs will self-disinfect within 7 hours due to an anti-microbial property of brass.
  • the ‘twitter clock‘ (ghostery will block this for anyone who uses that chrome extension, FYI!)
  • some of the best guided meditation resources ๐Ÿ™‚ all freeeee
  • an astronaut threw a boomerang while in a space station and it returned to him. evidently, as long as there is air, a boomerang will return to its thrower, even in the weightlessness of earth’s orbit. wow.
  • how to recognize the artist’s of various types of paintings. I actually found this really helpful!
  • interesting historical photos
  • mantis shrimp can see cancer, and now scientists are developing a camera that can be attached to smart phone to see cancer as well. stupid cancer!!
  • microwave ‘hacks’ for every day life! neato!
  • the healthiest and most obese workers…where do ya fall? kind of ironic that the healthcare field ain’t doin’ too well…
  • the suicide count at the golden gate bridge was officially stopped at 997 “to prevent record breakers” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  • anย arm wrestler vs. body builder…who wins at arm wrestling?! not like there’s something called ‘muscle memory’ or anything, nawwww
  • the largest underground trampoline in the world. TAKE ME.
  • iran eliminated its kidney transplant waiting list by incentivizing unrelated donors with financial compensation and heath insurance. we should be doing this everywhere. sort’ve. maybe. I don’t know. I’d give a kidney.
  • 29 breathtaking photographs of the human race. breathtaking is definitely the right word here.
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