Many of us would consider ourselves to be normal, even though normal is actually rather subjective. After all, what defines being normal for one individual is certainly not going to define the same for someone else. In fact, like the people that we have known in our lives that we would consider to be rather eccentric but in reality, they are perfectly normal for their own mind and personalities. If you would like to find out more about what is really behind the scenes, this little mind test can go a long way in helping you. After taking it, it [More]
When we watch someone creating a sculpture, it is amazing how it just seems to come to life. When we look at a piece of wood or stone, it doesn’t appear to have a shape but the artist sees the potential of what it could become. Of course, there is an endless variety of what could be created, and these strobe animated sculptures have a beauty all of their own. These pieces of art are the creation of a man named John Edmark, a teacher of design at Stanford University. When these sculptures are spun, the take on a life [More]
Clay is a rather remarkable part of the Earth. Most people are accustomed to clay being under their feet but they may not give it much thought. The fact is, it is a type of Earth that can be many different colors, from bluish-gray to red or yellow, but it is what happens when it is wet that is truly amazing. It can be formed into any shape and when it dries, it is quite hard. If you have ever seen anyone using a potter’s wheel before, you realize how incredible clay can be. Just watching it while they potter [More]
If there is something that most of us know about people in general, it’s the fact that there are no two people alike. In fact, many people are unique in their own, special way and this is really what helps to make the world what it is. Although people may exhibit their uniqueness in different ways, one of the ways that it is often seen is in the way that we think. People tend to either be analytical or creative, something that is usually referred to as being left brained or right brained. Scientists have sometimes tried to disprove the [More]
When we look at anything in the world around us, we automatically think that we are seeing what we should be seeing. What many of us don’t realize, however, is that the eyes are somewhat limited in the amount of information that they can process, even though it is an amazing amount of data. Sometimes, the eyes tend to take a shortcut so that they can get as much information as possible while at the same time, not overloading the circuits, so to speak. Scientific research has shown that there are certain things the mind will do along with the [More]
Have you ever gone to a party and it seems as if it is just lacking something? Perhaps they have everything set up properly and there are a lot of interesting people there but, unfortunately, it just seems to be a flop. In many cases, it is just a matter of not providing proper entertainment and it doesn’t need to be anything elaborate, just keep people interested and they’re going to remember the party as being a hit. If you’re looking for something to do at a party that is simple to set up but will really catch people’s attention, [More]
There are many different things that we see in the world around us and we use our sense of vision to interpret those items in ways that we don’t quite understand. For example, color has to do with the way that light bounces off of objects and our perspective, in part, has to do with the fact that our eyes are separated slightly from each other. One other factor that we see on a regular basis is movement. Movement is defined as changing physical location or position, and we see things in motion in the world around us at all [More]
When we look at the world around us, we see it in vivid color. In fact, without the color that we see, the world would really be limited to a certain extent. What you may not realize is that color might not exist in the world but what does exist is light. When the light reflects off of something in front of us, some of it reaches our eyes and, depending upon the way that it reaches them, we see it as a specific color. Did you realize that one out of every 12 males has a problem seeing color? [More]
There are many things we may appreciate about the world around us but for most people, an appreciation of art causes them to seek it regularly. It doesn’t matter if it is a painting hanging in a museum or if it is a beautiful song on the radio, it is something that helps to complete our lives in a wonderful way. Perhaps that is why we tend to surround ourselves with it regularly. There is actually a science behind art that is known as neuroesthetics. It involves the perceptions that we have to art or music and it can also [More]
When we look at celebrities, we often expect to see them in a particular light. For the most part, they tend to be attractive individuals, either because they actually are attractive or because of the magic of Hollywood and how it makes them appear to us. In either case, they tend to be easy on the eyes and that is something that we have come to expect. As you are about to see, however, things aren’t always what they appear. What if you were to take some of the most beautiful people in the world and turn them into someone [More]
Our brain is perhaps the most incredible thing in the known universe, and it constantly amazes scientist who study it regularly. It doesn’t matter how much we learned about the brain, it seems as if there is always something new to learn and scientists may never be able to unlock all of its secrets. One thing that is known, however, is that our brain is separated into 2 different hemispheres, the right brain and the left brain. The different sides of the brain process information in different ways. More than likely, you have a natural tendency to think one way [More]
There are many little science experiments that border on optical illusions, and this is one of them. It is a candle trick that requires a candle with a wick on both ends, a nail, lighter and two wine glasses. You put the nail through the candle at the pivot point and then rest the nail on the two wine glasses. At that point, you light both ends of the candle and watch the magic happen. A combination of the heat from the flame and the dripping of the wax creates the ability for the candle to sway back and forth [More]