Did You Know -12/28/2015


 

 

Chess-Game.jpg1. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

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2.Cleopatra lived closer in time to the Moon landing than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza

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3.It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

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4. Route 66, also known as Mother Road or the Main Street of America is a road stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Established in November 1926, Route 66 was one of the main routes to take while travelling from the east to west coast. However, the US Highway system changed. Route 66 was replaced by four-lane Interstate Highways, allowing people to travel from coast to coast faster. Route 66 then fell out of commission in late 1985, taking with it many of the small businesses that had grown dependant on the Mother Road.

US Congress passed a law in 1990 to keep Route 66 as an American heritage symbol.

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5. what makes short people more “in-the-moment.”

It sounds weird, but it makes sense. This theory was put forward by a neuroscientist named David Eagleman, and it’s called temporal binding. 

It’s built around the idea that we experience the world in packets of information that are gathered by our senses and processed in the brain. Different parts of the body, even if they receive information at the same time, take slightly different amounts of time to get to the brain. Say you’re texting someone, and you hit your head on a telephone pole at the same time that you stub your toe on the same pole—in theory, the information collected from your head injury will get to your brain faster than the information from your toe will, but you’ll think you feel them at the same time. That’s because the brain defaults to a sort of sensory organizational chart that puts things in an order that makes the most amount of sense to us. 

That delay in processing information is what makes short people more “in-the-moment.” A shorter person is actually experiencing a more accurate version of time, because there’s less of a delay in information getting to the brain.

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