The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS) – [Cracked]
11 Eye-Opening Statistics About Strippers – [11 Points]
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]