I took Ghent University's vocabulary test, and according to the results, I know 83% of the English words.
The Minnesotan took the test and got a 94%. He said:
The test does not require you to define or spell words. Instead you are asked to determine whether an entry ("glyph," "moktam," "macrophage," "wookel" etc) is or is not a word in the English language.
There seemed to be about a hundred words in the test, which you can proceed through at your own pace, and you can retake it if you wish (with a different group of words on the retest). At the end you can review your errors and see the definitions of the words you missed.
In Amritsar, India, surgeons removed 40 knives from a police officer complaining of stomach pain.
"Patient's ultrasound revealed a growth in his stomach," Dr. Jatinder Malhotra, managing director of The Corporate Hospital, told the Times of India. "To confirm the diagnosis, an endoscopy was done which showed a few metallic knives inside the stomach. After that a CT Scan of the abdomen was done, which showed multiple knives inside the stomach."
During the last two months, said the 40-year-old patient, "I felt like eating knives and ate them."
The surgery took five hours and the patient is expected to make a full recovery. The news report references that he has a "psychological problem" but does not specify if it is pica, a disorder in which an individual is compelled to eat material that isn't food, such as paper, hair, or rocks.
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Angela Corey is state attorney for Florida's 4th Circuit, where she's put children as young as 12 on trial as adults, facing life in prison -- in solitary, because children can't be mixed with adult populations -- without counseling, education, or any access to family. (more…)
Herman Yung of Dooby Brain posted this video, along with the question: "Watch the video above of a guy brake checking a driver that is tailgating him. Who is wrong here? The man driving too slow in the passing lane or the guy tailgating?" Answer in the comments, either here, or on Herman's site.
Dell’s XPS 13 line of thin and light laptops tend to have reasonably affordable starting prices of around $800. But if you want a model with a high-resolution touchscreen display, the cheapest option Dell typically offers costs twice as much.
Or you could just buy last year’s model: Adorama is selling an XPS 13 notebook with a 3200 x 1800 pixel display, a Core i5 Broadwell processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for just $800.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Josh P. Davis, a psychology professor at the University of Greenwich estimates the 1% of the population are "super-recognizers" of faces.
From Science Alert:
In 2009, a team of neuroscientists from Harvard did one of the first studies of super-recognisers. In it, they looked at just four people who claimed to have an unusually good ability to recognise faces.
All four subjects told the researchers about instances when they'd recognised practical strangers: family members they hadn't seen for decades or actors they'd glimpsed once in an ad and then seen again in a movie. They felt like there was something wrong with them.
One of the people in the study told the researchers that she tried to hide her ability and "pretend that I don't remember [people] ... because it seems like I stalk them, or that they mean more to me than they d.".
I've always felt that I'm sometimes a super-recognizer and sometimes nearly face blind. I just took the five-minute online test. I scored 11 out of 14. My results said, "If you scored above 10 you may be a super recogniser, but you would need to do more tests to find this out."
The fridge on my Volkswagen Westfalia can be a wonderful thing that you love having along, or a sour disappointment that plagues your trip. The difference? Circulating some air inside the damn thing.
The odd little fridge in my VW runs off of electricity, or propane. It seems not to care if you are using supplied electricity, its own alternator, or the propane, the cooling fins inside the cold box get cold but didn't cool the box down. Problem is, very little air moves around them and it takes a long time for the cooling element to chill the contents of the box.
Adding this small, and very quiet fan made all the difference in the world. The fan moves air around in the box, and everything gets to a pretty even level of cold. I need to be sure not to over fill the fridge, and to leave room for air to move around. The fan doesn't blow very strong, but it'll keep the air moving enough for the cooling fins to do their job. I suggest removing the charcoal filter packet, as it just seems to restrict flow.
Thanks to this little fan, drinks are now cold. I still keep meats and dairy in a cooler with ice, but this simple fan turned my fridge from storage for dry goods into a refrigerator.
Camco 44123 Fridge Airator via Amazon
France has banned women in their country from wearing full-body, head-covering bathing suits. And "burkini police" are patrolling the beaches to catch violators, making them remove their swimwear. People are expressing their opinion on social media. Examples:
Just let this sink in. Men with guns forcing a women to undress, with the weight of the law behind them. pic.twitter.com/4BI16Bbss9— Abdul-Azim আজিম (@AbdulAzim) August 23, 2016 August 24, 2016
Handing themselves in to the French police. pic.twitter.com/JvOLrRfcHs— Giles Fraser (@giles_fraser) August 24, 2016 August 18, 2016 August 24, 2016