The Daily Word in Horse Sense, Cuss Words and Hypnotic Breast Enlargement
Want to see a real life Transformer? A Turkish company converted a BMW into one. Watch the video, bro.
A report from Applied Animal Behaviour Science says that horses understand symbols and are apparently self aware. Within 14 days, 23 horses learned how to express if they were cold and wanted a blanket by touching a series of three symbols held by researchers.
So, back in the '90s there was this dude offering breast enlargement through hypnosis. Results were mixed.
It's been driving you crazy for years: Why do some monkeys have blue balls?
This sounds like a great idea: Asteria, the wearable virtual assistant who will actually have a conversation with you. It records all the things you do, and then uses that data to relate with you on a more personal level. Because feeding a machine your most private information is way better than making friends with real people.
Linguist Benjamin Bergen just released his book What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, which discusses why cuss words are awesome, and why saying them feels good. Fuck, yeah, it does!
Dream Blog #360
My dog Igloo and I launch into space from the front pasture at my parents' house. It's nighttime, and the sky is a dark blue with the lights of the Milky Way dotted across the expanse. Actually, it's less of a launch and more of a jump. After we pass the atmosphere, I can't tell how much progress we're making because there's barely a breeze. It's black around us scattered with distant stars, but I still see the glow of the Earth creeping up from behind us.
I look at Igloo and pet his head. I look down at the Earth—round and innocent—and it's slowly drifting away. I notice a red string tied to my ankle and his ankle that go all the way back down to somewhere on the surface of our planet. I look up toward Mars, far in the distance, and then back to Iggy. He rolls over so I can rub his belly while we travel.
I wake up.