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Exam. The audience included student pulls a ticket, but as luck would have it, the questions he does not know. In General, the guy responds very poorly, mumbles something, the second question is generally never could say... And the Professor tells him:— sorry, your answer just pulls on the deuce, young man.— Wait, Professor! almost in desperation, says a student. I know you are a gambling man, I dare you. I'll make a riddle, if you guess correctly, then I put two. But if you can't guess — put me... well, at least four. Agree?The Professor was really gambling. Agreed. the Student gets from a backpack a jar of the ground, pulls out earthworm and said:— You need to stick the worm back into the ground.Professor trying this way and that, but the worm is...

Came as a man to Spain to see the bullfights. And when he was there in one of the restaurants I saw at the next table, as they gave some great exotic dish. He called the waiter and asks:— Excuse me, what kind of meal you applied at the next table?— We have this tradition, ' replies the waiter. — Afterwards in our restaurant you can order fried eggs defeated the bull.— Bring me too, I want to try!— Sorry, but in this season of bullfighting will be no more, and all the eggs ended. Come next year. the Fact that the man failed to try this delicacy, even more challenged him. And the following year he went to Spain, at a time when there was a bullfight. But this time, flew in early. Went to the same restaurant and ordered this dish. after some time he brought on...

Young mothers think that their life is turned upside down. Neuroscientists confirm their guesses. The structure of a woman's brain begins to change during pregnancy. In particular, the prefrontal cortex, parietal lobe, midbrain, begin to function differently. Neurological changes entail behavioral and psychological deviations from habitual patterns. As a result, in the eyes of young mothers sometimes look strange. However, the reason for the strange behavior lies not in the psyche, and physiology. She gives the answer to the question: "Where does post-partum depression?" And depression has the same tangible, neurological roots. So do not blame young mothers that they are being stupid, short-tempered or aggressive -- it's an ancient mechanism, are born with....

During sleep, the brain deals with information which has accumulated during the day. Other tissues of the body in this moment is also actively recovering. In addition, during the night, the brain takes out its tissues the toxins that have formed in the afternoon at the expense of neurons. Lack of sleep disrupts the process of purification of toxins, which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. In this light, regular lack of sleep look is not just a violation of the regime, and how incredibly dangerous habit. the Brain does not even require regular lack of sleep to digestion of toxins is disrupted. Scientists have shown that one night without sleep in the brain tissue accumulates protein, which leads to the formation of beta-amiloidnykh plaque...

France. Rides long distance trains. Almost all the passengers came out of their compartment to enjoy the scenic views from the Windows. Suddenly, the train comes to a conductor, and draws all the curtains. It takes 5 minutes, and he opens the curtains back. Someone of the passengers asked him:— Excuse me sir, but why are you drawing the curtains?— Oh, this is one case when the same way was driving a Frenchman, and the train was passing through the village. And there is one young lady came to the hill to relieve themselves. The man saw her Nude place and immediately fell in love with her. He went to the nearest station, found the village, found the girl. They soon married, and he took her to Paris. They now live in Paris.— But it's a beautiful story. — the...

Food consumption greatly affects the brain. It turns into energy, allowing the whole body to live, and the brain receives a substantial part of it. Despite the fact that the volume of the brain is only 2% of total body weight, it requires about 20% of the received energy to function properly. Once the brain need so much power, it is extremely important "logistics": the faster the energy will go directly into the brain, the better. So any diet is good for the heart and blood vessels, useful for the brain. If the heart works well, blood vessels and clean, the nutrients will not be any obstacles on the way to the brain. But is there a brain difference, from what products he has got energy, whether food really can improve our intelligence? to operate at peak...

About the young wizard Harry know in almost all parts of the world. The books and movies with armies of fans, they write fan fiction, create websites and forums where people discuss the smallest details of the wonderful works of JK Rowling. A review of the films for many, has become as a mandatory attribute of the Christmas holidays, as the salad "Olivier". However, not all readers notice the hidden author of curious allusions. And Rowling tried in the images and the events conclude not only obvious, but hidden meanings, sometimes very serious and adult. That is why this story is not just about the young wizard, but about something bigger and eternal. Let's catch up and discuss the hidden messages of Joan, let the next new year's eve watching a favorite...

Our brain is very sly. For example, it always remembers where it's hurt or scared. And tries to act on safe templates. With age, these proven circuits becomes larger, so an adult is more difficult to decide on a bold and reckless act. So arranged, the most ancient mechanisms of the psyche. is the thinking voice in my head? The brain processes a huge amount of information: more than we have time to realize. Unconscious thoughts arise in the subcortical area, where "living" intuition. Any of us ever made the decision intuitively. At such moments, even without rational analysis, we knew exactly what to do. All the work on the machine performs the subcortical region. However, the brain is easily fooled. For example, it regularly make media widely disseminating...

Sitting at the bar American, French and Russian. Sit, drink. American whiskey, French wine, and Russian — of course, vodka. He drank, and the American said:— Our country is a world power. We are all afraid, we have a huge nuclear potential! Our missiles fly anywhere from up to a kilometer away! And the dollar is the main currency of the world on which rests the whole economy.— Well, Yes, ' said the Frenchman. But in our country the best women! They are, without a doubt, the most beautiful and the best mother to your children!— I have that in Voronezh there is a friend, — speaks Russian — so he is on the Sparrow member 38 fits! Drank more. American: Well, okay, maybe I exaggerated about world power. Actually, the rockets have not so accurate. And the dollar...

That people can lead a quite normal life without certain parts of the brain or damage, already at anybody does not cause doubts. We also know that when one part of the brain stops working nearby will take on some of its features. Remember the story of the boy under the code name "UD", which we mentioned here. It would seem that scientists have already difficult than a surprise, but fresh and intriguing sound history of patients, whose brain damage had contributed to their emergence in the art world. for example, sandy Allen was removed a large tumor from the left temporal lobe of the brain. After this it became difficult to read and follow the instructions. These problems were to be expected, as the tumor as Allen was in the part of the brain associated...

Me: Can I buy you a drink?She: — I Have a boyfriend.I (shake on the bar a trifle and begin to consider): — you Can have him too, but just get something cheaper. a Crow outside my window cawed so loudly and hysterically, as if foreshadowed something terrible: the invasion of locusts, famine, plague or the upcoming working day. How to make it clear to colleagues that I need more time for creativity and that they could do some of the work for me? the Teacher: — Terrible thesis, young man, just awful!Me: Hey, don't touch my cum! Itself would have looked impotent old!Teacher: WH — what?I — I'm defending my diploma... To the doctor:— Come in, sit down. Well tell me what you want free healthcare?.. Read also: a dozen Choice anecdotes

The Average Russian knows exactly what products labeled "organic" is safe and useful, and with the inscription "GMO" — dangerous to health. But scientists rush to upset the Champions for nutrition: genetically motivirovannye products are not harmful. True organic production is not able to feed humanity: because of the lack of additives, the production of products they have is much lower. Change some genes in the plant does not make them dangerous to humans. Vegetables, fruits and cereals acquire a natural resistance to parasites, weather, diseases. The fear of GMOs is one of the most common and dangerous myths about food. Other people are afraid of fire as monosodium glutamate and avoid products, which it is. However, the average person still absorbs about...

The term "caucasian" Georgian roots. It was not invented by ordinary people and not jokers. "Caucasian" name, the Europeans are obliged Friedrich Blumenbach — the father of scientific anthropology. In common parlance the term has become entrenched thanks to the elaborated concept of Blumenbach about races. the basis of Blumenbach borrowed the schematics of the Carl Linnaeus — the father of biological taxonomy. Blumenbach divided the people by skin color: "red" Americans, "black" Ethiopians, "brown" Malays, "yellow" Mongols "white"... Caucasians. Despite the fact that the scientist wanted to avoid a "flat" distribution of one criterion, the scientific community classification came to mind. Europeans, or Caucasians, he described as follows: "...To this first...

This topic has been the subject of studies conducted by Christine MA-Kellams from Harvard University. In particular, she and her staff wondered does the physical attractiveness role in how long lasting relationships. It turned out that beautiful people have an easier time to find a partner, but they find it difficult to stay in the relationship because they pay more attention to temptations outside of the relationship. In the first study, a team of MA Kellams studied the relationship between the physical attractiveness of men and how often they divorced before reaching the age of 30. To do this, the researchers used a list and pictures of beautiful students at the time of release of the two secondary schools in the United States. The next stage was checked...

300-400 years ago, 40-year-old man was already very old. Even though it is not necessary to swing so far, the same old woman pawnbroker from Dostoevsky's novel was 42 years old. Today, in this age women are still successfully give birth to children, and everyone treats it normally, people at this age are Mature, but far from old by our standards. of Course, for such a situation need to bow medicine. Life expectancy rose steadily the whole XX century. People often have to live up to 100 years, and now curious whether they are more likely to live to 110 or even 120 years? To answer this question, scientists from the University of southern Denmark Anthony Medford, James Vaupel and Cara Christensen studied 10 955 5 976 Swedes and Danes born between 1870 and...