4. Couples look more similar after 25 years together
People who live with each other for 25 years may develop similar facial features. One study has found that over 25 years of marriage the facial features of couples became more similar, as judged by independent observers. This may be because of similarities in diet, environment, personality or even a result of empathising with your partner over the years.
“What do you consider the largest map that would be really useful?” “About six inches to the mile.”
“Only six inches!” exclaimed Mein Herr. “We very soon got to six yards to the mile. Then we tried a hundred yards to the mile. And then came the grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country on the scale of a mile to the mile!”
“Have you used it much?” I enquired.
“It has never been spread out, yet,” said Mein Herr: “the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well.”
Flags made from the food of the country they depict, by Whybin\TBWA Group.
Top left = Italy: basil, pasta, tomatoes; top right = Thailand: sweet chili sauce, coconut, blue swimmer crab; middle left = France: blue cheese, brie, grapes; middle right = Vietnam: rambutan, lychee, star fruit; bottom left = USA: hot dogs, ketchup, mustard; bottom right = Spain: chorizo, rice. Soooo hungry.