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Friday, 20 March 2009
  • ITEM: What does one trillion dollars look like?
  • ITEM: I cannot visit New York right now, but reading a first-hand account of a subway adventure helps dull that pain. (Once again, yay for blogs.)
  • ITEM: Obama’s gift to Prime Minister Brown ruined by DVD region encoding.
  • ITEM: “Brain decline” begins at age 27, sez a University of Virginia study.
  • ITEM: Ray Ratto reminds us the present owner of the Oakland Athletics is a scoundrel.
  • ITEM: If you are a “content person” or a “Web 2.0 person” you have already read it; now everybody who loves newspapers needs to read it, too: Clay Shirky’s “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable”
  • ITEM: The wise man was wise indeed: Frankincense relieves anxiety and depression.
  • ITEM: Children with older fathers have lower IQs (and some health risks too). (And then again, IQ tests are shite.)
posted to /misc/items at 1:19am :: 1 response



katya had this to say (03/20/2009 11:06:34):
I'm not surprised about brain decline. I noticed a difference in myself in my mid to late 20s when it came to recalling various answers to trivia questions. In the old days if I knew an answer would come almost instantaneously. That definitely isn't true any more if I haven't thought of that topic in awhile. (Not that trivia questions are the same thing as intelligence of course.) Similarly, when Jeopardy had its $1 million tournament of champions, the winner was a 25 year old and the runner-up (Ken Jennings) was 30. They were some of the youngest ones there.

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