If You Can Raed Tihs, You Msut Be Raelly Smrat →
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.” The e-mail, while...
shaunbwilson: I wish this morning you would have brought me a basket of kittens. In bed with a side of syrup, orange juice, and coffee. Mich: How would you like them cooked? Like the guinea pig, with the eyes still in? shaunbwilson: Just ziptie their paws together and serve them live. shaunbwilson: In some cultures that’s a delicacy. shaunbwilson: Okay, okay, in my culture. (via michmaybenot)
India seeks Rupee currency symbol design →
As India continues to become a more major player on the international economic stage, it is now seeking the ultimate economic status symbol: a logo for its currency. The Dollar, Yen, Pound and Euro all have internationally ubiquitous symbols, and India’s Ministry of Finance has now opened a competition to design a symbol for the Rupee. A daunting design task to say the least.
Female 'Vampire' Unearthed in Venice →
Medieval texts show the belief in vampires was fueled by the disturbing appearance of decomposing bodies, Borrini told The Associated Press by telephone. During epidemics, mass graves were often reopened to bury fresh corpses and diggers would chance upon older bodies that were bloated, with blood seeping out of their mouth and with an inexplicable hole in the shroud used to cover their face. ...
There is a subtle difference between a mission and a promise. A mission is...– Hala Moddelmog (via Starbucks)
I was in a casino, minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said,...– Mitch Hedberg (via dears)
Peter Pan (2003)
Wendy: Peter, what are your real…feelings?
Wendy: What do you feel? Happiness? Sadness? Jealousy?
Peter: (Free associating.) Jealousy? Tink!
Peter: Anger? Hook!
Peter: (Evasively.) I have never heard of it.
Wendy: I think you have, Peter. I daresay you’ve felt it yourself for something…or…someone.
Peter: Never! Even the sound of it offends me!
The truth is your bond — you die keeping your promises. If you send the message...– Anonymous, Strengths Based Leadership
No generation has a right to contract debts greater than can be paid off during...– President George Washington (via randyhaddock:nomosshere)
Today, wanting someone else’s money is called ‘need,’ wanting...– Joe Sorban, c.1980
I’ve just decided to switch our Friday schedule to Monday, which means...– Mr. Turkentine, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Reality Check, Please! →
Restaurant Menus are designed to make you eat more and spend big. Missing dollar signs The dollar symbol is missing next to the proces for a reason: That one little character ($) reminds you that you’re spending money. When Restaurants in one 2008 Cornell University study left dollar signs off the menu, the average check went up $5.55. Staggered Prices Menus typically show prices right after...