What We Didn't Know - Love the list of 50 things we didn't know at this time last year from the Tampa Tribune. Below are a few of my favorites...
The use of social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace on company computers leads to increased productivity.''
Stress causes human brain cells to either shrink or grow, leaving victims of serious stress with dramatic changes to their nervous systems
Hospital patients who receive a transfusion of stored blood aged 29 days or older face double the risk of developing one or more serious infections compared to those who get "fresher" blood.
People in a position to hire are biased against applicants with limp or wet handshakes, and interviewers often rate women who don't shake hands as firmly as men lower than their qualifications warrant.
An ADHD-related gene may encourage behaviors beneficial for nomads.
Taking a 10-minute online break during the course of the working day serves to reduce stress while sharpening and refocusing the mind.
Men with rounded faces, soft jaw lines, thin eyebrows, bright eyes, small nostrils, large mouths, thin lips, a warm, bright complexion and no facial hair are considered the most trustworthy, according to "modern-day facial stereotyping."
Drinking just three cups of coffee a day can make women's breasts shrink.
|The Book of General Ignorance |
by John Mitchinson & John Lloyd