Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday May 16th 2012

Cat trains puppy to roll over

Now this is fascinating! The stomach has it's own brain and influences everything we do!

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second 

Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

The emerging and surprising view of how the enteric nervous system in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat.
Huh, there is a "nascent field of neurogastroenterology". Considering the stomach as a much more significant organ in the well being of a human, that's something Chinese medicine has understood in ways that Western (allopathic) medicine has not.

An 80 year old, British man secretly saved 669 children during WW2, never telling anyone. When his wife found the documents years later in his attic and submitted them to the BBC. They then organised this... Sir Nicholas Winton is a true hero.

Contemporary techno jazzy rock music. Cool. Thriftworks. It's mentally stimulating. Try it.
More on SoundCloud. It's kind of trance like too.
Wow, BB King still looks great. this pic was taken last night. Last time I saw him play was in the late 80's.

BB King, pic by SpaceMarines

Animaniacs sing the world's countries' names. But that was the old world.
They'll have to make a new song. :)

Name Changes Since 1990: Countries, Cities, and More
Who knew that Greenland is now named Kalaallit Nunaat (cap: Nuuk [Danish: Godthab])?

Anne Lemanski's art

A 1938 Phantom Corsair

Rap Song in 11 Different Accents (lots of obscene language, but amusing)

Huh. Cool ecology idea. Paint your roof white. White Roof

Beautiful kid singing. Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw (Acapella Contest)

There are marvelous free courses on the web from reputed universities. Here is a course in psychology, free online, from Yale
Introduction to Psychology with Paul Bloom

At Berkeley
An area of interest to me, destructive personality disorders, as it impacts others.
What I come away with it that the university courses are not especially informative, except at the higher level of study and that there is more substantive information to be read on the web. This last professor at Yale, Professor Bloom, makes sweeping, simplistic statements, like "Dahmer killed people to eat them". Not especially thoughtful or intelligently taught, imo.
This East Carolina University lecture on personality disorders is not bad.

Animated history of the NYC Subway system

What the zoo used to be like in NYC. I've never liked zoos.

Fun Kobi Levi shoes

Practical Computer hardware chart (except it's probably outdated by now. Still, useful)
 Computer hardware chart

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