hypnosis


V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in Horse Sense, Cuss Words and Hypnotic Breast Enlargement

The Daily Word

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!

V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013

Film Review

Trance

Danny Boyle’s twisty film noir tries to psych us out. Or does it? ... Yes, it does.

High-concept, twist-filled setup requires lots of voice-overs, frequent flashbacks and plenty of explicatory scenes in order to keep viewers apprised of what the hell is going on.