Thought of the Day: The Dark

We aren’t scared of the dark, we are scared of what’s in the dark. People may be scared of the dark for various reasons, including evolutionary, psychological, and cultural factors. From an evolutionary perspective, humans evolved to be diurnal creatures, meaning that we are active during the day and rest during the night. The darkContinue reading “Thought of the Day: The Dark”

Thought of the Day: Pop Tarts

The banana used to be the food that most looked like a phone. Now it’s the pop tart. The Pop-Tart is a brand of toaster pastry that was first introduced by the Kellogg Company in 1964. The pastry consists of a filling, usually, fruit or chocolate, sandwiched between two thin rectangular layers of pastry dough,Continue reading “Thought of the Day: Pop Tarts”

Thought of the Day: Winter

Winter is the only season you experience twice a year. The longest winter on Earth lasts for around six months in the interior of the continent of Antarctica. The winter in Antarctica starts in March and ends in September, during which the sun never rises and the temperatures remain extremely low. In the coastal regionsContinue reading “Thought of the Day: Winter”

Thought of the Day: Mirrors

Mirrors don’t break, they multiply. It is possible to make a mirror at home using everyday objects. One of the simplest ways to do this is to use aluminum foil, which can be molded to a smooth surface and then treated with a reflective coating to make a functional mirror. Another option is to useContinue reading “Thought of the Day: Mirrors”

Thought of the Day: Stairs

You can’t stand backwards on stairs! The way you are standing on the stairs can indicate the direction of travel. When standing facing forward on the stairs, you are generally going up, while standing backward usually indicates that you are going down. However, this is not always the case, and it depends on the contextContinue reading “Thought of the Day: Stairs”

Thought of the Day: Numbers

When you count from one to two you skip an infinite amount of numbers. The first known counting system was developed by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia around 4000 BC. This system was created in order to keep track of economic transactions and was based on the number 60. The number 60 was chosen because itContinue reading “Thought of the Day: Numbers”

Thought of the Day: Money

You don’t own money, it’s just your turn with it. The statement “you don’t own money, it’s just your turn with it” is a philosophical perspective on money that some people may subscribe to. The idea behind this statement is that money is a temporary possession that passes through individuals over time and that noContinue reading “Thought of the Day: Money”

Thought of the Day: Vision

When you close both eyes you see black, but when you close one you don’t see half black. When you close both eyes, the photoreceptors in your eyes are not receiving any light, so you perceive blackness. When you close one eye, the other eye is still receiving light and sending signals to your brain,Continue reading “Thought of the Day: Vision”