This educational sign at the Pittsburgh Zoo triggered me to think about some other animal myths that I wish were true:
1. Penguins fall backward when they look up at airplanes.
Wouldn’t wobbly penguins be hysterical! (Enough with the cats and corgis on Youtube)
2. Rabbits like carrots!
I feel terrible for having stuffed so many non-cartoon rabbits with nothing but carrots for days on end, when instead they craved green and leafy food.
Any other myths you wish were true…for any reason?
Passing a sign in the window in a building in downtown Chicago, I suddenly wondered where I could learn about psychology at a more amateur level. You know, just to impress my friends and maybe do a few psychology bar tricks.
Seen on a menu at an Indian fastfood joint. One of the items is the “cutting chai” which got me thinking.
What exactly is cutting Chai?
Is it Chai that’s made by slicing tea leaves off with a machete instead of delicately plucking them? Does the added violence add some vigor to the tea? Or perhaps that’s the stimulating effect the tea has in your mouth? Or maybe it makes you sarcastic?
Only one way to find out.
I recall as a young math student frequently wondering to myself, “when am I ever going to use this again in life?”
Recently I found the answer to this question. I will use the math skills again when twenty years later my nieces call me to ask how to do their math homework.
I do not think this answer would have satisfied my young math student self.
Reasons why this ashtray is placed directly beneath this No Smoking sign:
(1) It cost too much to remove the tray from the door when the no smoking rule was introduced and the sign was hung
(2) There is a completely valid alternative use for the ashtray that does not involve smoking
(3) The no smoking ban is territorially limited to the boundaries of the sign
(4) This is a scene from a Dr. Seuss book about smoking
(5) That is not really an ashtray, it just looks like one
(6) That is not really a “no smoking” sign, it just looks like one
(7) Social experiment to investigate human behavior
Thanks to Jai, a reader from Boston for contributing the picture for this post!