This is something that absolutely fascinated me when I studied psychology, and something reminded me of it today. In order to cure severe epilepsy, there is a procedure which involves separating the two halves of the brain. Surprisingly, it doesn’t cause a lot of damage but it does have some interesting effects…
This is quite interesting - it’s in Polish, but Google Translate does a decent job of working it out. It’s about Polish-Scottish immigration, but in the opposite direction from how it’s usually thought :)
I’ve been trying to avoid replacing my iPhone now, instead deciding to let it gro old ungracefully. However, it seems that certain bits and pieces of it are designed to fail. Just small failures, but definitely enough to force your regular punter to get a new one. I’m fighting, I’m replacing all the little bits and pieces that keep breaking off or breaking down but sooner or later, the thing is going to encounter sudden catastrophic failure in the form of passing through a window at high speed.
They just don’t make things like they used to. A long time ago, things were built to last….
This looks quite interesting. It’s a collaborative story writing website, although I don’t know if it’s just a gimmicky thing or not. Every now and then, in a fit of procrastination, I tinker with the idea of writing stories, but my problem is that I can’t stick with it. Might give this a go, if anyone wants to try it :)
My Turkish colleague told me about this today, might be interesting for my Polish friends, if they don’t know about it. I always find these things fascinating, it’s amazing how small communities can keep their culture alive for so long, even so far away from their own country. Lovely :)
Here’s an article describing in detail something I’ve always known since I looked at one of these online scratch cards. They’re entirely non-interactive and pointless, and you can find out if you’re going to win even before you’ve clicked anything… :)