😡 Hanger is real 🏡 Chill gardening 🍌 Banana hack

😡 Hanger is real 🏡 Chill gardening 🍌 Banana hack

Ever snapped at a co-worker in a meeting that cuts into lunch? Or considered violently flipping your table while you wait for caesar salad at a restaurant? Us too...

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July 15, 2022
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Yesterday was Bastille Day, France's national holiday commemorating the 1789 storming of the Bastille, a key event in the French Revolution.

It's a celebration of peace, unity, and the instatement of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen," a doc that guaranteed all French basic human rights.

July 14th (1983) was also the day Mario Bros. launched in Japan - an unification event in its own right. Teenagers across the world came together in their parents' basement to help plumber brothers Mario and Luigi defeat digital foes.

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"Hanger" isn't fake news, folks

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Ever snapped at a co-worker in a meeting that cuts into lunch? Or considered violently flipping your table while you wait for caesar salad at a restaurant? Us too...

While people joke about being hangry (a linguistic combo of "hungry" and "angry"), new research confirms that hunger-induced anger (hanger) is real!

Professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University in the UK and his colleagues set out to investigate if hanger is a legit phenomenon by asking 64 adult volunteers to record their levels of hunger and emotional states in a smartphone app five times a day for 21 days.

They found a clear link between self-reported hunger and emotions such as irritability and anger. While other studies have also suggested that hanger exists, this is the first one to look at the phenomenon in a real-world setting instead of a lab.

Possible explanations for hanger include low blood sugar, increased stress hormones, and having a more negative outlook when hungry.

Bottom line? Always have snacks on stand-by! 🍫 👀


Chill gardening, bug pain, offline rest...

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Want to cultivate better mental health? Try gardening. New research found that gardening lowers stress, anxiety, and depression - even for gardening novices.


Brad Pitt revealed in a GQ interview that he suffers from a neurological disorder called prosopagnosia (aka face blindness), which makes it difficult for him to recognize faces.


A new study adds to growing evidence that insects may experience pain, just like us, due to a biological mechanism called nociception. This raises tons of ethical questions.


New research found that running and dreaming induce a super fast brain rhythm (called splines) that improves communication between the right and left halves of the brain.


A new study found that closing your eyes and resting for a few minutes without sleeping - referred to as "offline waking rest" - can help you retain newly-learned information.


Banana peel hacks you’ll go ape for

image: lifehacker

Think banana peels belong in the garbage? Think again! Thanks to a recent Life Hacker article, we now know peels can be used around the house in some creative ways:

  • Shoe shining: Banana peels are full of potassium, a key ingredient in commercial shoe polish. To use a banana peel to shine your shoes, take the inside of the peel and rub it over the leather. Then, use a cloth to remove banana residue.
  • Brewing tea: If you’re a fan of bananas, you’ll likely love banana peel tea. To make this tea, simply boil a banana peel in water for five minutes. Add some extra flavor with cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract, and some almond/oat milk.
  • Making vinegar: Banana peel vinegar might sound a bit odd, but it’s actually delicious and goes great on salads and grain bowls. If you’re feeling adventurous, whip up a batch using this recipe.
  1. The image in a mirror is younger than the person looking at it.
  2. Society collectively forgot about the selfie stick.
  3. A banana is no longer the food item that looks most like a phone. A Pop-Tart is.
  4. You correct autocorrect more times than it corrects you.
  5. Concrete and glass are mostly made of sand, which means that skyscrapers are super tall sandcastles.

TS Eliot: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

Today I learned that that climate change could lead to an increase in “pizzly” bears, a polar bear and grizzly bear hybrid. (more here)

bombinate [ baam-buh-nayt ] - verb
to make a humming or buzzing noise
After breaking down, the machine began to bombinate even louder than before.

Q: What ocean creature has three hearts?
A: (see below next section)

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TRIVIA ANSWER: An octopus.

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