You never know when this tutorial on diving from a waterfall will come handy. Oddly enough, the figure in the how-to image looks exactly like Harrison Ford and his epic dive from The Fugitive. Below is the classic scene I’m referencing.
Take a look at this video of these ultra-rare trippy rainbow blanket octopuses caught on camera off the coast of Romblon, Philippines. Coincidentally, they arrive just in time for Pride month. It’s no wonder these intelligent alien-looking creatures have “half a billion neurons, about as many as a dog.” And most of those neurons are […]
Have you ever wondered what’s on the other side of the rainbow? This video reveals a stunning full rainbow in its entirety from many stories up. Rainbows — they brighten up the day. Now we just need to find out which side contains the pot of gold.
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly […]
To be in your own thoughts — language, like headphones, delivers a sense of privacy. Of course, no thinking is linear. Neurons are always crashing into each other, trying to connect and build new avenues of ideas. The whole of brain waves is greater than the sum of its parts. But knowledge presents a key […]
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…If you can wait and not be tired by waiting…If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim…If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you…Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it. Rudyard Kipling, “If”
This video of a chimpanzee scrolling through Instagram is eye-opening. Touch is intuitive, the candy-colored screen all too addicting. Generation thumbs transcend humans. But can the chimpanzee access the Stories feature? This video reminds me of this snippet from the Yuval Noah Harari book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind: We control the world basically […]
How neat is this: Watch thousands of Shaolin kung fu students give a synchronized Kung Fu display from space. The film sequence is part of BBC’s new Earth from Space series.
Everything is practice. Practice is everything. “Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement.” Biologically speaking, practice strengthens the neural tissue, specifically the fatty substance myelin which enhances the runway for brains to communicate effectively with the muscles. The 10,000-hour rule of deliberate practice doesn’t necessarily guarantee improvement. The training needs […]