People Are Taking Out Loans Against Their NFTs — And Defaulting

The Only Instrumental Record Ever Banned by US Radio
Police find accused prosthetic leg thief with leg strapped to head Demi Lovato thinks the term 'aliens' is 'derogatory' to extraterrestrials ant-mimicking spiders sex offender opened door nude, invited trick-or-treaters inside Sexual Practices and Satisfaction of Lesbian and Heterosexual Women In their last sexual encounter, lesbian women were more likely to say “I love you,” have sex longer than 30 min, and engage in gentle kissing Sexual vocalization was most frequent during penetration itself compared with other forms of sexual activities, which supports its signaling function. The most frequently reported sexual vocalizations were moaning/groaning, followed by screams and instructional commands, squeals, and words. About 38% of females reported that they pretended vocalization. “Drinking To Cope” Doesn’t Work, Even When We Believe That It Does Religion and spirituality are not important psychosocial factors influencing body weight We describe a population of… Read More...

Dollar Stores

“No six-foot social distancing rule unless you have a 6-foot dick.”
Five parrots separated at UK zoo after encouraging each other to swear at guests Dollar Stores Make Up Nearly Half of All New Store Openings This Year We study the mental maps of spectators during a large naturally occurring extreme ritual Spanish engineers extract drinking water from thin air In a series of experiments, people were perceived as more real when they were presented as pictures than when they were presented as pictures of pictures. It’s estimated we ingest enough microplastics each week to equal the weight of a credit card Psychopaths make up 4.5% of the general population The “Faithful and trustworthy” and the “Does well with my friends and family” factors, were associated with more years in a relationship. Philly cops have been towing cars from legal spaces to illegal spaces, impounded the cars from the illegal spaces,… Read More...

Zero-click attacks

Elon Musk’s testimony paused as Lawyer vomits in jury box
“I specialize in toilet play” — essentially, “shitting on dudes” — “and I can’t do it with people who are unvaccinated,” says Daddy An Li. In order to assess the infection risk, 13 samples of holy water were cultured for bacteria and yeasts How children are spoofing Covid-19 tests with soft drinks 20% of Americans believe the conspiracy theory that microchips are inside the COVID-19 vaccines 18% had Hallux valgus (deformed big-toes) caused, very probably, by wearing overly pointy shoes 6-7% of the general population hear voices that don’t exist Lilliputian hallucinations concern hallucinated human, animal or fantasy entities of minute size. Having been famously described by the French psychiatrist Raoul Leroy in 1909, who wrote from personal experience, to date they are mentioned almost routinely in textbooks of psychiatry, albeit with little in-depth knowledge. I therefore systematically reviewed 145… Read More...

‘I don’t want to be 20 cent’ –50 cent

Laughing gas improves depression
The woman who spent lockdown alone in the Arctic How we fixed the ozone layer Spontaneous face touching is an ubiquitous behavior that occurs in people of all ages and all sexes, up to 800 times a day. Laughing gas improves depression Smart devices could someday help save your relationship A bride collapsed and died at her wedding. The groom then married the woman's sister with her dead body lying in the next room. A Florida judge has tossed out a motion from a man who claimed he wanted to marry his "porn filled Apple computer." [2014] Pupil Size Is a Marker of Intelligence More than 100 million people now have Calm on their smartphone. Calm promises to give the anxious, the depressed, and the isolated—as well as those looking to be a bit more present with their family, or… Read More...

Emails show Steve Jobs referred to Facebook as ‘Fecebook’

"Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard. Just ask."
Scientists Have Taught Bees to Smell COVID-19 Infections Knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work While children felt about 3 years older than their chronological age, older adults (60+ years) felt between 10.74 and 21.07 years younger 10 residents live in isolation at Hawaii's last leprosy community Alien plants: The search for photosynthesis on other worlds Dogecoin is a codebase fork of Luckycoin, which itself was a codebase fork of Junkcoin, which was a codebase fork of Litecoin, which in turn is a codebase fork of Bitcoin The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan? A future without passwords How Big Pharma Finds Sick Users on Facebook -- Though Facebook does not offer advertisers categories that explicitly identify people’s health conditions, The Markup identified dozens of ads for prescription pharmaceuticals targeted at people with… Read More...

Ambiguous Objects

Venomous people could become a reality, scientists say
Woman accused of hitting child with car claims she was trying to run over someone else “Time Slows Down Whenever You Are Around” for Women but Not for Men My favorite line from this 9 page long paper (citing another study): "greater gender diversity in boards leads to excessive monitoring of executives." P. 5. Monitoring of executives is what boards are supposed to do. So the problem is that women directors do their jobs. [Richard W. Painter] Females were less likely than males to approach a person in public to obtain drugs through cash and noncash transactions. [...] Females were more likely than males to acquire drugs through sex. [Gender Differences in Drug Market Activities | PDF] The most widespread use of augmented reality isn’t in gaming: it’s the face filters on social media. The result? A mass experiment on… Read More...

Platforms have driven the price of content to zero

Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13
Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13 Scientists grew tiny tear glands in a dish — then made them cry We consider whether Orgasmic Meditation, a structured, partnered, largely non-verbal practice that includes genital touch, also increases relationship closeness. Studies show that swearing makes up around 0.5 % of the daily spoken content Testosterone administration in women increases the size of their peripersonal space We found that the female chatbot is preferred over the male chatbot because it is perceived as more human A missing Florida woman was rescued after she was found naked in a storm drain. She told police officers she had been down there 20 days after she got lost swimming in the canal. The pandemic itself was already exposing vulnerabilities in world provide chains. Now it prices about $4,000 to ship… Read More...

zero-knowledge proofs

Most life on Earth will be killed by lack of oxygen in a billion years
Japan asks China to stop performing anal swab tests for COVID on its citizens Florida women wear 'granny' disguise to try to get Covid vaccine Hundreds of sewage leaks detected thanks to AI Most life on Earth will be killed by lack of oxygen in a billion years There is a famous anecdote about an experiment once conducted on a group of unsuspecting diners who were served a meal of steak, chips, and peas under dim illumination. Partway through the meal, the lighting was returned to normal levels of illumination, revealing to the guests that the steak they were eating was, in fact, blue, the chips green, and the peas red. dentists are able to tell if you’ve recently performed oral sex Almost all men want to feel sexually desired, but few actually do One in four men has faked… Read More...

‘Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell’ –John Milton

Speakers take a lot for granted. That is, they presuppose information. As we wrote this, we presupposed that readers would understand English.
rats, with holes in their knee joints drilled by the researchers to mimic cancer pain, who where exposed to Mozart K448 Sonata, consumed more food, gained more weight, and expressed lower amounts of p38a and p38b than the control group. Many people may not have noticed yet but a few months ago, a kind of unassuming little pickup truck emoji appeared on most peoples' electronic devices. The story behind that little truck is actually a window into the shadowy corporate cabal behind emoji and the big and sometimes dare we say DARK MONEY that companies are pushing around behind the scenes to shape our keyboards and influence how we communicate every day. [NPR] What Is Rough Sex, Who Does It, and Who Likes It? What makes a good question? What principles govern human information acquisition and how do people decide… Read More...

Can dropping a little data change conclusions?

How much is an hour of your free time worth? $19.
Smiling and grimacing can reduce needle injection pain, study athletes’ bodies produced 3-5 times the emissions while working out, compared to when they were at rest. Chlorine from bleach cleaner sprayed onto equipment was reacting with the amino acids released from sweating bodies. Data from four waves of the National Survey of Family Growth reveal American women who report more sex partners are less likely to get married (though so too are virgins). [SocArXiv] Danish and Chinese tongues taste broccoli and chocolate differently -- For several years, researchers have known that women are generally better than men at tasting bitter flavours. Now, research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that ethnicity may also play a role in how sensitive a person is to the bitter taste found in for example broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate. Folklore structure reveals how… Read More...

Un cocktail, des Cocteau

eBay believed that for every dollar they’re spending, they’re getting 50 cents of net profits. And what we showed is that on average, they’re losing more than 60 cents on every dollar.
Scotland becomes 1st country to make free period products the law China Has Launched the World's First 6G Satellite. Turning Lunar Dust Into Oxygen – And Using the Leftovers to 3D Print a Moon Base Palaeolithic voyage for invisible islands beyond the horizon So, your research argues that TV advertising is about 15 to 20 times less effective than the conventional wisdom says [...] There are, not surprisingly, objections to this research. Especially from the marketing industry. For instance, they’ll point to the brand-building aspect of advertising: “It’s not just about short-term sales,” they’ll say. Or the game-theory aspect — that is, if you don’t advertise your product and your rivals do, where does that leave you? [...] eBay believed that for every dollar they’re spending, they’re getting 50 cents of net profits. And what we showed is that on… Read More...

“A STUDENT IN 6 MINUTES HAD 776 HEAD AND EYE MOVEMENTS”

Artificial intelligence model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections through cellphone-recorded coughs
More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some Immunity to the coronavirus may last years, maybe even decades, according to a new study [NY Times] Dr. Fauci: "I think that we’re going to have some degree of public health measures together with the vaccine for a considerable period of time. But we’ll start approaching normal — if the overwhelming majority of people take the vaccine — as we get into the third or fourth quarter [of 2021]." [NY Times] “A STUDENT IN 6 MINUTES HAD 776 HEAD AND EYE MOVEMENTS” Cheating-detection companies made millions during the pandemic. Medical literature suggests vitamin D protects against respiratory infections. Humans exposed to sunlight produce vitamin D directly. A 10% increase in relative sunlight decreases fall influenza by 1.1 out of 10 Artificial intelligence model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections through… Read More...

Losing nothing is better than gaining nothing

Man shot in Russia in argument over Kant
Man shot in Russia in argument over Kant Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach researchers show that the body produces more stress hormones when people are repeatedly interrupted at work. And yet the subjects did not experience an equal rise in their consciously perceived sense of psychological stress. People spontaneously judge others’ personality based on their facial appearance and these impressions guide many important decisions. Our findings consistently suggest that people show neither accuracy nor meta-accuracy when forming face-based personality impressions. Commercial Features of Placebo and Therapeutic Efficacy -- It is possible that the therapeutic efficacy of medications is affected by commercial features such as lower prices. Does divorce change your personality? (the overall finding of this study suggests that experiencing a divorce is unlikely to lead to permanent personality change) The eerie AI world of deepfake… Read More...

‘Smoking doesn’t kill.’ –Mike Pence

Research says farts can be released through your breath if you hold them in
Research says farts can be released through your breath if you hold them in Escaped cloned female mutant crayfish take over Belgian cemetery -- Marbled crayfish can reproduce asexually and all their children are genetically identical females Findings suggest that, rather than making marriage less desirable, pornography use is robustly and linearly associated with a higher likelihood of wanting to be married. German man sets world record with 516 body modifications [U]ntil recently, there’s one group of potential Biden voters who have not been the subject of voter outreach: kinky, submissive male Trump supporters with humiliation fetishes. Now, thanks to a Las Vegas-based professional dominatrix named Empress Delfina, this once-overlooked voting bloc is covered—and may be voting Biden. By force. Her ad for this service reaches out to these potential Biden voters as follows: “Here’s your chance to get berated… Read More...

‘The sea has neither meaning nor pity.’ –Chekhov

Balling out of control
There are COVID-19 incidents in which a single person likely infected 80 percent or more of the people in the room in just a few hours. But, at other times, COVID-19 can be surprisingly much less contagious. Overdispersion and super-spreading of this virus are found in research across the globe. A growing number of studies estimate that a majority of infected people may not infect a single other person. A recent paper found that in Hong Kong, which had extensive testing and contact tracing, about 19 percent of cases were responsible for 80 percent of transmission, while 69 percent of cases did not infect another person. This finding is not rare: Multiple studies from the beginning have suggested that as few as 10 to 20 percent of infected people may be responsible for as much as 80 to 90 percent… Read More...