Sunday, January 9, 2011

The laptop on your lap?

Hold too long on the laptop resting on the legs can cause stains on the skin with an unusual sponge effect. This is what happened to a twelve year old, whose case appears in the journal Pediatrics. The boy resorted to the care of doctors for several months after he had played on the computer, keeping always on the same leg. The doctors call this phenomenon as "syndrome toaster", comparable to the effects of prolonged sun exposure. The base of a laptop can reach, in fact, even the 52 ° and, experts point out, cause permanent cosmetic damage, but harmless. The same may happen with the use of hot water bottles.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Women in red...

A group of scientists at the University of Rochester (New York, USA) has found that women dressed in red are more attractive in the eyes of men, one dressed in green or blue. The study was published in European Journal of Social Psychology. "In the animal kingdom - Researchers explain - often the red signal when the female is at its most fertile, attracting more males of the species." The researchers conducted two experiments. In the first, a group of men stood talking with women dressed in red and green and experiment showed that they tended to ask questions more personal and intimate to the "Lady in Red". From the second test showed that the interaction with women dressed in red or blue, the boys tended to get closer to the representatives of the fairer sex dressed in red. The Council for the fairer sex for the next appointment? "Clad in red have more chance of success," says Kayser Nieste who led the study.

Monday, November 15, 2010


A boy of 20 years has taken on board, disguised as an elderly man on a flight from Hong Kong to Canada to ask for refugee status. In the picture the boy before and after the disguise. Came on board as if it were an old man (after an exchange of documents), it was changed back himself during the flight and making obviously rise to a suspicion among the hostesses who reported the case to immigration. Once landed he was escorted away by officers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Monday or Tuesday?

It's Tuesday, not Monday, the most depressing day of the week is what emerges from a study by British researchers at the London School of Economics which showed that while Monday is the day more miserable - including return to work and return to daily routine - the day when you feel down is more on Tuesday. The mood of the practically take flight Saturday by pervade all weekend with a feeling of well being. Data were collected from the LSE putting together the sms of 22 000 English which, for two months twice a day, they were sent text messages to text by asking them how they felt, what they were doing, where they were and with whom.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Washer without a rope...

A very brave window cleaner, at least as he does his job on one of the tallest skyscrapers in Dubai. The 50-story building is in an area called Jumeirah Beach.

The man washes the outside of the windows of the 34th floor, without any type of protection nor rope. Simply holding one arm to the window and cleans it with his other arm, remaining suspended in the air at the risk of falling from a height that would not give refuge to any human being. But the ease with which the man do his job, it seems that this did not create many problems.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thousand asteroids threatening Earth...

  Alarm from Moscow: over a thousand asteroids threatening Earth. This was stated by the Director of the Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Boris Shustov. "Almost 7,000 objects approaching the Earth, and from 1,000 to 1,200 of them are potentially hazardous" he said. Catalogued from Moscow "about 150 objects larger than one kilometer and about 1,000 objects with size from 100 meters to a kilometer, in the case of an impact could cause a catastrophe.
Fortunately, you do not know when objects with dimensions of hundreds of meters or more in real collision course with Earth and are very rare. What worries most is the asteroid 99942 Apophis which has a diameter of about 400 meters. In 2029 the Earth will rise to almost 37,000 km away, but in 2036 the possibility that it clashes with our planet are 1 against 45,000.

Friday, November 5, 2010

What a bed...

Sheets sidewalks that seem made of stone or cardboard boxes. It 's the provocative Snurk, a collection of bed linen designed by a Dutch couple to raise awareness to the plight of the homeless. The name says it all: The homeless and the Trottoir. But it's for a good cause: a percentage of sales is donated to the homeless, build shelters and make sure that especially the younger ones may have a roof over your head.