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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunspots 422

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Computing: I'm not a Pinterest member -- I spend enough time on-line as it is. But Wired reports on a study of what makes a Pinterest photo popular. It's been scientifically analyzed.

Health: The New York Times warns us that taking more vitamins than we need can be dangerous, reminds us that this is unnatural, and also reminds us why the Food and Drug Administration can't take action to prevent over-use. Industry lobbying -- what else would be the reason?

Politics: A recent poll says that a great majority of blacks (aka African-Americans) are satisfied with their lives. Other findings from the poll indicate that substantially more black men are looking for a long-term relationship than such women are.

Science: Who knew? Mosquitoes carrying malaria are more likely to be attracted to the smell of dirty socks than mosquitoes that aren't carrying malaria. (From the Associated Press)

Fox News describes the oarfish, probably the largest bony fish (sharks don't have bones) which may be up to 50 feet in length. There's a link to a video of the animal, swimming.

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FancyHorse said...

It's a good thing I wear sandals, without socks, in the summer!

The pinterest article was interesting. I tried Pinterest, but it was too much overload for me. I was overwhelmed!

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, FancyHorse. I haven't even tried Pinterest yet.