Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Interesting Facts

Ok, so I'm always fascinated by random facts and I found these two particularly interesting:

  • You miss 15 minutes of a movie by blinking! Crazy, right? Every time we blink, our brains pause for approximately 450 milliseconds. That adds up to six seconds of screen time for every minute of a 150-minute movie, according to a recent study by the University of Tokyo. But don't worry too much about missing any of the good parts. The study's scientists discovered that we blink selectively, meaning we subconsciously close our eyes when nothing important happen on the silver screen. So, you can only blame yourself for covering your eyes during the scary parts. Good to know, right?
  • 88% of lost wallets with baby photos get returned. Yikes! Lucky for me I have several pictures of my nephew in my wallet! The University of Hertfordshire psychologists planted 240 wallets in Edinburgh, Scotland, to see how many were returned based on their contents. None contained money, but each had a photo of either a baby, a family, and elderly couple, or a dog. Overall, people turned in 42 percent of the wallets, but the return depended on the contents. Eighty-eight percent of the baby-photo wallets came back, while the dog earned a 53 percent response, the family portrait 48 percent, and the elderly couple 28 percent. I'm definitely keeping those nephew pics in my purse!

1 comment:

  1. You got this from the Southwest inflight magazine!!! I like the pictures in your wallet stat. :)