Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sports Bra Bare Boobs Saves Hiker Stranded in Alps
This story tells how to motivate potential rescuers, in this case lumberjacks. The expectation of bare boobs will do it. I am going to add a bra to my emergency kit, and use it to signal for help if I am ever in a bad jam. I don't think any other article of clothing would have the same effect.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hemispatial Neglect
Hemispatial neglect is generally left sided, and is common in people who have injuries to the right cerebral cortex. It also is seen in MS, tumors, stroke victims, and sometimes in post-encephalitic patients. My eighteen year old son and I have each been involved in motor vehicle incidents in the past week, in which drivers failed to see oncoming vehicles on the left side, and entered the intersection right in front of the oncoming car (ours, in each case). I wonder how often this condition is a factor in accidents. I know that the individuals who have this condition are usually completely unaware of it. We once did an experiment involving motorists at intersections with oncoming motorcycles. Overall, about 80% failed to recognize the collision risk when the motorcycle had its lights off, and about 25% when the lights were on. We didn't separate left and right approaches, but I believe that the risk would be statistically higher in approaches from the left. You can buy this watch here.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Walter Williams for President
In a recent column, Dr. Williams dealt with the doomsday predictions of various environmental extremists over the years. After reading it, I reviewed his other recent columns, then looked up his biography, and then read all of his available writings. I have concluded that he is the best candidate for the Presidency of the United States, and would have the best chance of succesfully addressing the major problems facing our country. I urge you to review his writings. If nothing else, they will give you a very valuable education in economics. You might feel that he is biased in favor of free market economics, but then, on the other hand, that is what works. Click here for his archives.