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Brainman

Daniel T. can do incredible things with maths and languages. He knows 9 languages an can learn a new one in a week. He demonstrated that her could recite pi to 22500 places, in a stunning public performance which lasted over 4 hours. This 44 minute video demonstrates his amazing abilities.

Also posted in BusinessOver30.com the business, technology, finance and politics magazine blog web site.

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My Brain Made Me Buy It

shoes (cc porcelain_girl)You could say that half the world’s population are addicted to shopping (i.e. women), however recent research has shown that the brain chemistry of spenders compared to non-spenders is significantly different just before the purchase. A group of economists and psychologists found that although the cost and desire are important factors in the decision to buy, it turns out that certain people are addicted to the excitement and the high from buying, and it can be the greatest deciding factor. So it seems, the next time your significant other arrives in with yet another pair of new shoes, just remember, it was an unconscious decision which she had no control over. Read more about the study here.

Also posted in BusinessOver30.com the business, technology, finance and politics magazine blog web site.

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indian facade (cc ahrondeleeuw)Muslims in Solapur in India have an ancient ritual which involves throwing their young babies from tall buildings, “to improve their health”. They claim no babies have ever been injured and that the babies are actually stronger for it. I guess this is a practical example of “if it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger” !! Read more and view the video of the dropping babies at Breitbart.com but don’t try this at home.

Also posted in BusinessOver30.com the business, technology, finance and politics magazine web site.

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According to the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) a peace lobby group in Washington, the break down for US federal income tax spending for 2007 was as follows:

43% Military Spending
20% Health Care
12% Poverty, housing and income support
11% National Debt interest
7% Government operations police, courts, etc.
3% Education and Jobs
3% Science and the environment
1% Diplomacy

Read more on their site

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Archaeologists are carrying out a dig at the 4500 year old Stonehenge site, to uncover the true reason for its existence. The researchers believe that bluestones, which were originally at the site, indicate that it was originally an ancient healing place, a sort of “prehistoric Lourdes” where people came to be healed.

Read more and view videos of the dig on the BBC site.

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Google Earth Outreach is Google’s guide to global causes and it helps charities and nonprofit organisations to quickly and easily (and literally) put their story on the map.

Millions of Google Earth users can now easily find and learn about vital situations across the globe. It gives these organisations a new way to connect directly with a broad global community. The Global Heritage Fund, Earthwatch Expeditions and Fair Trade Certified are some of the Global Awareness programs which have been put in place to support this new initiative. Google is helping tell a story which can make a difference.

Read more and view the video on the Reuters site.

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Research has shown that facial details in men and women can reveal whether they are after a one-night stand or a relationship. Just a single look is all it takes, without saying a single word. For men, a square jaw, large nose and small eyes is a give away for the look of lust, and for women its wide eyes and large lips for a one night stand.

For long relationships and commitment you’ll have to read more on the Reuters site.

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