Category: did you know

How we showed ‘sleeping on it’ really is the best way to solve a problem

By Padraic Monaghan, Lancaster University Have you ever struggled to finish a level of Candy Crush or complete a Sudoku puzzle in […]

07/26/2015. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Baby Boomers vs Generation X vs Generation Y

Let’s compare the work performance: Baby Boomers vs Generation X vs Generation Y. Quick reminder: baby boomers are those born after WWII […]

02/26/2014. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

The memory toolbox

75 Tips and Resources to Go from Amnesic to Elephantic Many people expect increasing memory loss as they age, but this memory […]

05/16/2013. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

The truth about slavery

Throughout history an estimated 200 million people were enslaved. For more than 1000 years, Arab traders transported small groups of African slaves; […]

01/14/2013. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Fast talkers

Most people speak at a rate of 120 words per minute, or two words a second. The excitables among us, however, manage […]

10/31/2012. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

The capital of England

The Romans invaded England in 43 AD, establishing Londinium, which became London, but had Colchester as the capital of England. London became […]

07/05/2012. Category: did you know. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

The Mousetrap

For her 80th birthday in 1947, Queen Mary requested a radio play be written for her by Agatha Christie. The play – […]

10/17/2011. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

World population

In 1801, when the first complete world census was carried out, the world’s population was 1 billion. The most populous countries were […]

08/23/2011. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Dialysis, Life-Saving Care at Great Risk and Cost

In 1972, after a month of deliberation, Congress launched the nation’s most ambitious experiment in universal health care: a change to the […]

11/10/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ~ 1 Comment

The powerful machine inside you

Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 800 million […]

10/14/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

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