Social Experiment Pickup Women

Social Experiment – Guy Attempts to Pickup 100 Women vs 100 Men on the Streets of London

After looking at 100 years of men’s and women’s fashion, women’s ideal body types throughout history, and male attractiveness by country, here is another interesting glimpse into the gender divide making its way around YouTube and the blogs. A group called Twattery, which conducts pranks and social experiments (check out their channel – they do everything…

Women Ideal Body Types

Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History and Male Attractiveness By Country Today

After watching the 100 Years of Men’s and Women’s Fashion Trends, I found these videos interesting, too.  First: As we talked about in the post on everything from morbid obesity to waist-to-hip ratios, despite the details that change around women, certain standards seem to be maintained.  It’s really interesting.  Second: What is considered attractive for men,…

One Minute Time Machine

One Minute Time Machine

Watch this.  It’s gone viral in the past 24 hours.  Imagine Stephen Hawking moonlit as a romantic comedy writer. I think the end product would look something like this. The official description: Every time the beautiful Regina rejects his advances, James pushes a red button and tries again, all the while unaware of the reality and…

The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox – Where Are All The Aliens?

Given the incomprehensibly large size of the universe, and basic mathematical probability, intelligent life is virtually certain to exist.  Why, then, hasn’t humanity encountered it?  Physicists Enrico Fermi and Michael H. Hart posed this question in what is now known as the Fermi Paradox. There are many proposed solutions, a few of which are explained in the…

Obesity and Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Female Porn Stars, Waist-to-Hip Ratios, Gay Neurological Patterns, Morbid Obesity, Fat Shaming, and Poop Sticks

I’m going to regret that title tomorrow.  I know it. Two of the books I’ve been meaning to delve into sometime this year are about evolutionary biology; how the incentives that lead to reproductive and social success (which itself is a facilitator of reproductive success) shape everything from our government institutions to the popularity of…

Using Words to Your Advantage in Life and Business

Using Words to Your Advantage in Life and Business

Words and phrases are interesting things.  Each represents a package of ideas and associations, instantly unwrapped the moment we encounter them.  If I say, “She stood in a cold, dark, damp basement on a winter day, with only a bit of gray, overcast sky visible through small windows around the perimeter; the rhythm of ice rain hitting…

Charlie Munger Mental Models

Mental Model: Intergenerational Transmission and What It Has to Do With Adrian Peterson Beating His Child

A huge percentage of the people in this community are fans of the mental model concept – ideas, like tools, that can be used to analyze, study, and understand both why and how something is happening – made popular by Charles Munger.  From signaling theory to satisficing, the Dunning-Kruger effect to Goldovsky errors, calibration errors to social loafing,…

Aga Cooker 1

The AGA Cooker – How a Blind Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Created One of the World’s Greatest Stoves

In 1912, one of Sweden’s greatest inventors, physicist Gustaf Dalén, was blinded during an accident involving pressure containment for his gas accumulators.  He had created a device for use in unmanned lighthouses.  This device lit itself at night and extinguished in the morning, improving marine safety, thereby saving countless lives and immeasurable property.  Despite the setback of…