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Mark Frauenfelder / 9:24 am Thu Acetaminophen increases risk-taking
according to study.
People under the influence of acetaminophen (aka paracetamol, Tylenol, Panadol) engage in more risky behavior, according to a study published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
From The Ohio State University: People who took acetaminophen rated activities like “bungee jumping off a tall bridge” and “speaking your mind about an unpopular issue in a meeting […] SHARE / TWEET / COMMENTS.
drugs / human behavior.
Mark Frauenfelder / 10:28 am Wed, Jul 31, 2019 Bad idea: driver won”t sign $80 citation, drives away from cop.
An Oklahoma cop handed a driver an $80 ticket for having defective equipment on her truck
She said she wouldn”t sign it, “because I don”t wanna pay $80.” The cop told her to get out of her truck.
“You”re under arrest,” he said.
She drove away.
He followed her and found her in her truck […] SHARE / TWEET / 199 COMMENTS.
Mark Frauenfelder / 10:16 am Wed
Sep 19, 2018 Pornography use increased when Fortnite crashed for 24 hours.
The Journal of Behavioral Addictions found that when people can”t play Fortnite they will masturbate.
In April 2018, the servers of the popular video game “Fortnite” crashed for 24 hr.
During this period, Pornhub (a popular pornographic website) analyzed trends in pornography access, finding that: (a) the percentage of gamers accessing Pornhub increased by 10% […] SHARE / TWEET / 17 COMMENTS.
human behavior / NSFW.
Andrea James / 6:29 am Sat, Aug 11, 2018 Cat poop parasite may influence someone”s entrepreneurial spirit.
Toxoplasma gondii infection has been linked to all kinds of human behavior.
Now a study has linked it to risk-taking entrepreneurial behavior.
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cat / cats / entrepreneurship / health / human behavior / Science.
Mark Frauenfelder / 10:24 am Fri
Jun 29, 2018 We can size up other people by the sound of their roar.
A team lead by Jordan Raine, a behavioral ethologist at the University of Sussex, found that people are pretty good at guessing the relative size and strength of other people just by hearing their roar.
From Scientific American: First, researchers took the circumference of 61 men”s and women”s biceps, measured their grip strength, .
And their […] SHARE / TWEET / 20 COMMENTS
Mark Frauenfelder / 9:00 am Mon
Jul 17, 2017 The best way to greet a person if you can”t remember whether or not you know them.
It”s happened to all of us.
You are at a party or business meeting and people are greeting one another.
One of the people in the group looks vaguely familiar or the contextual clues suggest that you are supposed to know the person.
What”s the best way to navigate this potentially awkward social situation.
Lifehacker […] SHARE / TWEET / 70 COMMENTS