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August 30th, 2011 by in Images, Links

The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS) – [Cracked]

11 Eye-Opening Statistics About Strippers[11 Points]

Is There One Image That Makes You Laugh Every Time You See It . . . No Matter How Many Times You See It? – [Ask Reddit] (via)

Beyonce’s Pregnancy Announcement Sets New Tweets Per Second Record [TechCrunch]

Beyonce helped push Twitter to a new record in terms of Tweets per second yesterday evening when the pop singer announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards. According to Twitter, Beyonce’s big MTV #VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second.

Human Brains Are Primally Wired to Notice Animals[Wired]

Surrounded by technology and urbanity though we may be, the human brain remains profoundly hard-wired to respond to animals. When people are shown pictures of animals, specific parts of the amygdala — a structure central to pleasure and pain, fear and reward — react almost instantly.

Melbourne Edges Out Vancouver To Top Liveable City List – [BBC]

The Australian city of Melbourne has beaten Canada’s Vancouver to the title of world’s most liveable city for the first time in almost a decade. Vancouver has topped the annual Global Liveability Survey since 2002, but this year fell to third behind Vienna.

The cities were assessed in five categories – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Hurricane Irene (Photos) – [The Big Picture]

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