In keeping with legend, there was as soon as a widowed father who was so…

In keeping with legend, there was as soon as a widowed father who was so poor, he feared his daughters might by no means marry and must resort to prostitution to get by.  Wanting to assist, St. Nicholas slid down their chimney one evening, noticed the ladies’ laundered stockings hanging by the hearth, and stuffed them with gold. This act of charity saved the ladies from turning into hookers, and that’s why we dangle stockings at Christmas.  (Supply, Supply 2)

Why Criticize Warren?

I just lately wrote an article criticizing Elizabeth Warren, and a few folks instructed me they wished I hadn’t. In any case, if (as I admit) Warren is the second-best major candidate after Bernie Sanders, why spend time “attacking” her? The progressive wing of the Democratic celebration in the end must unify, so why tear down a candidate who shares nearly all of Sanders’ coverage proposals? At the latest debate, Elizabeth Warren spent her time defending left-ish insurance policies towards assaults by centrist opponents. I’ll admit, once I watch Pete…

Monkeys can be taught to make use of cash. Capuchins that have been taught to…

Monkeys can be taught to make use of cash.  Capuchins that have been taught to alternate silver discs for treats started budgeting for meals they appreciated, shopping for extra of one thing when the worth dropped, and began playing. Finally, there was an incident the place ‘cash’ was stolen, and the wealthy monkeys even discovered they might pay one another for intercourse.  (Supply, Supply 2)

The ‘Infinite Monkey Theorem’ means that if an infinite…

The ‘Infinite Monkey Theorem’ means that if an infinite variety of monkeys got typewriters, they might finally produce the entire works of William Shakespeare. In 2003, this principle was examined by placing a pc inside a primates zoo enclosure for a month. They bashed it with a rock, took a crap on it, and typed 5 pages of principally the letter ‘S’.  (Supply, Supply 2)

What Is Žižek For?

Contemplate the next passage: What can be my—how ought to I name it—spontaneous angle in direction of the universe? It’s a really darkish one. The primary one—the primary thesis would have been—a form of whole vainness. There’s nothing, mainly. I imply it fairly actually. Like, in the end—in the end—there are just a few fragments, some vanishing issues, in case you have a look at the universe it’s one large void. However then, how do issues emerge? Right here, I really feel a form of spontaneous affinity with quantum physics,…

The Tales We Inform

As a cute nerd lady in center college and highschool, I used to be subjected to greater than my share of consideration from determined nerd boys. It grew to become a routine, and a humiliating one for everybody concerned. First I’d change into associates with a boy, based mostly on our shared pursuits in fantasy novels, scifi exhibits, anime, graphic novels, and so forth. He would instantly take our shared pursuits and my cuteness for proof that I used to be not simply a lady, however The Lady: that’s to…