How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
From Craig Glassner, via Boing Boing.
So says a scientist: When playing rock-paper-scissors, you respond to unconscious stimuli from your opponent, and there’s some part of you that’s trying to copy what you think the other person is about to do.
Cook found that the players drew with each other more often when one of them could see (36.3% of the matches) than when both were blindfolded (33.3% of them). The latter figure was exactly the proportion of draws you’d expect if the players were choosing randomly; the former was significantly higher than chance.
From Not Exactly Rocket Science.
In the traditional story of the pizza box, Tom Monaghan’s pizza empire, Domino’s, developed the corrugated box in the early 1960s, marking a major advance in pizza technology. These wonder boxes could be stacked. They had vents. All around, the flatpacked, foldable corrugated pizza box was one of those small inventions that seem almost inevitable after someone comes up with it.
What’s fascinating is that many, many people were trying.
A short history of the pizza box by Alexis Madrigal, via The Dish.
I would probably listen to this guy.
By Rahmatozz, via Ffffound.