India producing twice as many engineers, scientists, and IT specialists as America every year. An Indian firm called Aspiring Minds recently stepped up to test the engineering graduates, and according to their results, a third of the tested engineers lacked the most basic mathematical skills needed in everyday life. An incredible 42 percent couldn’t multiply or divide simple decimal numbers. The low quality of India’s specialists and their additional lack of English-comprehension skills have reportedly gotten so bad that some large Indian tech firms are hiring liberal arts majors and training them from scratch.
Caffeine makes you more open-minded to viewpoints that contradict your own.
During WWII, 5 Americans ended up in a lifeboat with no food, water, oars or mast after their ship sunk. Hours later, a keg of water floated by. Then a mast. Then a sail. Later, while making a rudder, they found hidden food. They sailed 300 miles, through a typhoon, and eventually made it home.
When placed on maps using food sources as cities, slime molds have almost perfectly replicated major train systems in Europe, the USA, Tokyo, and Canada.
According to Jayne Gackenbach,a psychologist, people who frequently play video games are more likely than non-gamers to have lucid dreams where they view themselves from outside their bodies;they were also better able to influence their dream worlds,as if controlling a video-game character.
A man is forbidden to kiss a woman while she’s asleep in Logan County, Colorado.
In a study requiring them to write out “door” 30 times in 60 seconds, 68 percent of participants began to doubt that “door” was a real word or showed similar symptoms of ‘jamais vu‘.
Air Jordan‘s were banned upon introduction by the NBA. However, Jordan wore them anyways, as Nike was willing to pay the fine each game.
Bamboo has a growth rate of 100 cm in 24 hours.
Faking confidence can positively change your brain chemistry and your life.
There is a town in Nebraska with a population of 1. The Mayor grants herself a liquor license yearly.
Only around 3% of people who receive CPR go on to lead a normal life.
The process of getting torn apart by a black hole is called Spaghettification.
Scientists are working on a technology where the road can charge electric cars as they drive on it.