Genius review game!
Ninja edit: I guess the questions came from this Vulture article.
It’s true. I hate that there is nothing I can do to avoid dying. The reality is that we all have a short time to live, and regardless of how healthy we are, eventually our bodies will fail us. I am going to make a serious effort to spend as little time being idle as possible, because nobody ever wanted to spend their last day surfing the net.
59% of the Tuna That Americans Eat is Not Tuna
by Christopher Mims
Nonprofit ocean protection group Oceana took 1,215 samples of fish from across the United States and genetically tested them in order to bring us the following astonishing facts:
- 59% of the fish labeled “tuna” sold at restaurants and grocery stores in the US is not tuna.
- Sushi restaurants were far more likely to mislabel their fish than grocery stores or other restaurants.
- In Chicago, Austin, New York, and Washington DC, every single sushi restaurant sampled sold mislabeled tuna.
- 84% of fish samples labeled “white tuna” were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.
- The only fish more likely to be misrepresented than tuna was snapper, which was mislabeled 87% of the time, and was in actuality any of six different species.
If you’ve ever wondered why the sushi in the display case is so affordable, given the dire state of the world’s tuna supply, well, now you know.
Moving is the worst. Moving with zero help is worse than the worst. Moving with zero help while managing two infants is worse than worse than the worst.
I’m grumpy as Hell.
When you read about medical breakthroughs in the newspapers, you shouldn’t get your hopes up. This is not because of journalistic hyperbole or even the fact that cures often are years away from the initial publication of result.
It seems that an increasing number of scientific studies are just plain wrong and are ultimately retracted. Worse, a study published in October 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (uh, if it’s true) claims that the majority of retractions are due to some type of misconduct, and not honest mistakes, as long assumed. Here are 5 doozies from 2012…
(ie. cell phone use and cancer)
(via: Live Science)
“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
~Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
Photo by Courtney Carmody/Flickr, cc by 2.0
“The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin — the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.
Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not.
Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.”
~W.E.B. Du Bois in a letter to his daughter Yolande (1914)
photo by Matteo Mazzadri / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0
Hey guys, did you know that 2% of the budget for most developing countries goes to repairing damage done by the deforestation and air pollution (in both processing and transporting conventional construction materials) which is an inevitable part of all conventional home building and maintenance, heating and lighting? That may not sound like a lot, but 2% of billions and even trillions of dollars is a ton of money! Can you imagine what our society would look like if we were able to put that money into education instead?