Friday, July 29, 2011

Things I learned this week

I learned that:
• Beer is now alcohol in Russia. Until now, it was classified as food.

• Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

Brains are larger, but intelligence no higher, in those who live farther from the equator.

• If 10% of the population emphatically embraces an idea, then it will spread rapidly to the majority of the population, scientists have found.

• Dave Evans, chief futurist at Cisco Systems Inc., forecasts that by 2025, the robot population will surpass the number of humans in the developed world. By 2032, robots will be mentally superior to humans and, by 2035, robots could completely replace humans in the workforce.

• The average woman consumes 6 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime.
How about that?

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