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 many of us think about technology, we typically think about electronic devices that continue to advance on a regular basis. What we may not consider, however, are all of the other things in the world around us that rely on technology and the advances that are being made. That can clearly be seen when you look at Nitonol memory wire. It is not something that you might consider regularly, but it is something that is quite amazing. This type of wire has a memory in the fact that it can remember its original shape. It is possible to set [More]
It can be a lot of fun to throw a party and to invite family and friends over for a great evening. As the host, you would want to make sure that everything was put together properly. Not only would it include the food and drinks, you would also want to give a little thought to the entertainment as well. Although there are number of things that you could do, one that you would want to consider is doing a few science tricks. Although science tricks are not the first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they think [More]
There is something that is taking place within us on an ongoing basis, 24 hours every day, and we don’t ever really give it the consideration it deserves. I’m talking about our thoughts, something that is with us constantly. They happen in the brain through a complex series of electrical impulses and chemical reactions but, in the end, it gives us consciousness and the ability to reason. That is what makes the human brain so amazing. Most people are at least loosely aware that these things are happening but did you realize that you actually have a dual system in [More]
One form of art that many of us can appreciate, although we may not be able to view it as often as we would like, has to do with perspective. It is our perspective of the art that really changes the way that we view it. When standing at the right vantage point, it appears as if a two-dimensional piece of art becomes a three-dimensional piece, and it doesn’t matter how we look at it, we are going to see it as three-dimensional. This type of perspective really changes the way that we view the world around us. It doesn’t [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]
The world changed in a wonderful way in October 1980, although, at the time, many people didn’t realize it. That was the date that the original Pac-Man game was released in the arcades and before long, it was the most popular game that had ever existed. As a matter of fact, it still tends to maintain a level of popularity down to this day because of its simplicity and the fact that it can be a lot of fun in a challenging way. If you’re a fan of Pac-Man or any video game, you will appreciate this optical illusion. When [More]
Some people spend hours learning how to create interesting optical illusions. They may learn how to draw them on a piece of paper or perhaps use a computer in order to create more complex images. In any case, an optical illusion is designed to trick the mind and the body, and it often does so with amazing results. In fact, some optical illusions are so amazing that you may not even be able to see what is really there, once you know that it exists. On the other hand, there are times when life may present a number of optical [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]
If you were to take a wooden ruler and put it on the edge of a counter, you could easily hit the part of the ruler that is sticking over the edge and flip it end over end out into the middle of the room. It really doesn’t take any special strength to accomplish; it is just a matter of hitting the ruler with enough force to propel it. What if you were to take the same ruler on the edge of a counter but you were to place a piece of paper over the part of the ruler that [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]
The human body continues to be a marvel to science but it is the human brain that really confounds scientists. They are constantly learning new things about the brain but, even by their own admission, they have only scratched the surface. Although we may learn more about the brain, it is unlikely that we will ever fully unravel its mysteries. Of course, men won’t stop trying and they will continue to be amazed by what it can do. Although the human brain controls every part of the body, it is closely associated with the eyes. They take in valuable information [More]