December 6, 2013
Upworthy posts don’t go viral because people click — Upworthy posts go viral because people share.
Source: Upworthy Insider.
November 26, 2013
The model revealed that the greater proportion of male chess players accounts for a whopping 96% of the difference in ability between the two genders at the highest level of play. If more women took up chess, you’d see that difference close substantially.
Overall, the women actually performed slightly better than the model predicted and the top three in particular were playing well ahead of expectations. From positions 3 to 73, the men have a small but consistent advantage, wielding a competitive superiority that slightly exceed what statistics would predict. From the 80th pair onwards, the advantage shifts back to the fairer sex.
Source: Not Exactly Rocket Science.
November 22, 2013
This reminds me of a Howard Stern radio broadcast in which he spoke to a caller who stated that Korean deli owners only thrived in New York because they were exempt from taxes. Stern, to his credit, scoffed.
He asked, “Do you actually believe that? That out of all the hundreds of nationalities in this great city, that this one random one is somehow, secretly exempt from paying taxes?”
“That’s what I heard,” she said.
“I’m asking you! Do you believe it?”
“That’s what I heard,” she replied again.
Unfortunately, that’s how most people arrive at any conclusion about the world around them especially when they are lazy enough to find out for themselves. Perhaps it gives them cover and solace in their ignorance.
Source: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.