Dolphins beat up octopuses before eating them. This isn’t the first example of bottlenose dolphins using clever tricks to eat prey.
OFFICIAL SANCTUARY CITY [Thanks Cassandra!]
Minnesota’s Mall Of America is holding a contest to find a “Writer-In-Residence” who can spend five days “deeply immersed” in the mall “while writing on-the-fly impressions” of the whole experience. [Thanks Tim]
Bottle-cork injury to the eye: a review of 13 cases [PDF]
Countries that added the most skyscrapers in 2016 (China, 84; US, 7; South Korea, 6…)
The sign, erected in 1923 as an advertisement for a housing development, originally read “Hollywoodland.” On New Year’s Day of 1976, the sign became “HOLLYWeeD” for the first time.
The Heroin Overdose Mystery [PDF]
The military mobilization that followed came to be known as the Crusades [PDF]
Eleven of the world’s 55 dictators are 69 years old or older and are in varying stages of declining health. At first blush, this paints a hopeful picture for democracy scholars who have documented a slow but steady authoritarian resurgence. Yet…
The Medallion Fund, known for its intense secrecy, has produced about $55 billion in profit over the last 28 years. The fund almost never loses money. Its biggest drawdown in one five-year period was half a percent.
Grapefruit Technique [Thanks TG]
We review the history of the clitoral versus vaginal orgasm debate. A new synthesis is presented that acknowledges the enormous potential women have to experience orgasms from one or more sources of sensory input.
A Poker Champ Identifies Clinton and Trump’s Tells: When Trump’s challenged on things, you’ll notice sometimes his chin raises and he looks up and feigns confidence.
We reassess Achen and Bartels’ (2002, 2016) prominent claim that shark attacks influence presidential elections, and we find that the evidence is, at best, inconclusive. [PDF]
Does Technology Substitute for Nurses? [PDF]
Pokemon Go has done what every fitness app dreams of — motivate the most sedentary Americans to get off their couches. Researchers see tremendous promise for games to improve public health.
Benford’s law states that in many naturally occurring collections of numbers, the leading significant digit is likely to be small. For example, in sets which obey the law, the number 1 appears as the most significant digit about 30% of the time, while 9 appears as the most significant digit less than 5% of the time.