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Brain Quirk: Pardeidolia or Seeing Faces

Do you see an image of Jesus in this potato chip?  If you do see an image, you are experiencing pareidolia:a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. (Wikipedia) But don’t feel bad – this is totally normal. Until […]

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Monday Morning Motivation

Everyone hates Monday.  They are the start of another work week.  You start thinking about deadlines, E-mails, calls to return, and projects to finish. You are already defeated before you begin! There is a way to embrace the week with excitement.  It is a psychological trigger, or more precisely many psychological triggers designed to change […]

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Fish Skin for Burn Victims

Scientists in Brazil have found a useful way to help treat 2nd or 3rd degree burn patients using fish skin.  They have started using sterilized skin from the tilapia fish.  The tilapia fish is a fresh water fish that happens to be quite abundant in Brazil. (Business Insider) Burn patients are usually bandaged with gauze […]

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Brain Quirk: IKEA Effect

  Many of us love to put together shelves, dressers, bookcases, and cribs. It gives us a feeling of accomplishment; we have contributed our sweat and hard work to making our lives better.  So where do we go if we want to do this? There are many places of course, but the largest store is […]

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Magical Number 7

Say a number between 1 and 10. Most people will say 7. Why is that? Why is 7 a lucky number for a lot of people? “There are seven days of the week, seven colours of the rainbow, seven notes on a musical scale, seven seas and seven continents. Snow White ran off to live with seven […]

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Life Hack: Revive Stale Potato Chips

Can we save stale potato chips?  Yes we can! Place a paper towel on a plate and then pour the lifeless chips on top of the paper towel.  Place them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take them out and let them cool.  I know you want to eat them right away…but think about your […]

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Shark Skin: Inspiring Med Tech of the Future

Shark’s skin in amazing: it does not collect algae, slime, and barnacles as well as germs and bacteria such as E Coli and Staphylococcus aureus. “Engineer Tony Brennan, who was trying to design a better barnacle-preventative coating for Navy ships, learned about sharks skin in 2003. Investigating the skin further, he discovered that a shark’s entire body […]

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Brain Quirk: Spotlight Effect

The Bottom Line: People are Not Paying As Much Attention to You as You Think! We have all done something embarrassing: tripped on our own feet, spilled a drink on our clothes, dropped something; we were so embarrassed and agonized over it for hours or days. Well good news! Next time something like this happens […]

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Impress your friends with your cleverness

What you will need: 6 shot glasses total. 3 will be empty and 3 will be filled with your favorite beverage. Instructions: To start, lay out 6 shot glasses in a row. The first three in line will be full and the second three will be empty. (See picture below) Challenge that one friend who […]

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Brain Quirk: Simulator Sickness

Have you ever been on a ride where you were not actually moving, but the image in front of you was moving yet you physically felt nauseous? Is it possible to get motion sickness without being in motion? The answer is yes; if you are an avid video game player, you may have experienced this […]

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