An evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico and his research conducted a study that showed an interesting, but very obscure fact. Strippers earned more tips by lap dancing when they were ovulating than when they were not, and also more than women on the pill, who don't ovulate.
The research assistant first noticed this because he worked at a strip club assisting the performers. One of his duties was handing out tampons. He noticed women who requested them earned less than the others. This was the basis for their study.
They set up an anonymous website where they gathered data for 296 work shifts, or about 5,300 lap dances. The women would include info about their earnings, productivity and menstrual cycles.
The results? Women ovulating would earn in average $30/ hour than women in their periods and $15/hour more than women at other stage in their cycle. Women on the pill, who don't ovulate, made significantly less than women in their natural cycle.
The theory is that women ovulating are at their peak of fertility and that makes them more attractive to males. What they haven't found yet is how men can subconsciously recognize that a women is in estrus (their fertility peak).
At the Vietnam Memorial Wall, M.I.A. soldiers are marked with a cross by their names, and if they are found, a circle is circumscribed around the cross. To this day, the memorial has no circles.
The Vietnam War (or Vietnam Conflict, as it’s called now) was a pretty nasty issue that divided the United States in half. Though it’s now been over for decades, it’s still very often reflected on as a grisly piece of American history. The Memorial Wall dedicated to those who died in Vietnam sits in Washington DC. The names of all who died are etched into it.
The memorial is made of a very reflective kind of stone, so that when someone looks at it, his or her reflection can be seen too. The point of this is to “symbolically bring the past and present together.” In total, there are 58,264 men and 8 women whose names are inscribed on the wall. In addition to the names of those Killed in Action, there are names of those Missing in Action. About 1,200 are MIA, which is denoted with a cross. The confirmed dead are marked with a diamond.
If someone MIA is found alive, a circle is drawn around the cross, but this has never happened. If a death of a person previously thought MIA is proven, a diamond is superimposed over the cross. (Source)
Before the 17th century rolled in, almost all carrots cultivated were purple! The modern day orange carrot wasn’t even cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots (mutated versions of the regular purple carrot) and gradually developed them into the orange variety we have today.
It is believed that this strange desire to change the color of a vegetable was brought about the fact that the emblem of the House of Carrots was also orange. So, the orange carrot became popular in the Netherlands because it represented the struggle for Dutch independence.
It is more likely however, that the success of orange carrots had to the fact the orange carrots that the Dutch developed were sweeter and more fleshy than the purple ones.
You’re probably already familiar with the Body Mass Index. Maybe you’ve also heard how it’s not a good indicator of how healthy you are or what your ideal weight should be. Put simply, that’s because it’s true. The BMI wasn’t meant to be healthiness meter.
The main problem with the BMI is that it doesn’t measure the percentage of body fat. Moreover, it was never meant to. The BMI first came around in the mid 1800’s when Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet was developing “social physics.” He wasn’t developing anything geared to show a healthy weight for height. BMI actually defines a person’s body mass divided by the square of his or her height. It’s used more for medicinal purposes (determining dosage) than showing ideal weight.
As seen in its numerous variations, the BMI also isn’t universal. Back in 1998 when the US National Institutes of Health and the CDC aligned US definitions of health with those of the World Health Organization, the BMI’s “normal” was changed, making some people suddenly overweight. The problem is obviously that the BMI is highly subjective, and while 25 million people in the US were factually overweight before 1998, the BMI didn’t say so until after.
In case you’re looking for a mascot for your new heavy metal band, let me tell you that in average conditions, an adult lion’s roar can carry up to 5 miles or 8 kilometers in all directions. This is because they’re vocal chords contain a thick layer of fat that allows them to make that hard and heavy sound by protecting their repertory system.
Lions use their roars to strike fear into the hearts of their prey, so that they cannot “think” properly and the lion can attack with ease. This far-reaching roar pulls in tourists from all over the world. However, lions have still become extinct from 26 countries which they used to inhabit and their range has decreased more than 80%.
Their top threat is conflicts with humans hunting livestock or trophy hunting. To find out how you can keep the King of the Jungle’s voice from being silenced forever, check out the source!