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# 1 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 18:58
Jon Hamm, who plays advertising executive Don Draper in HBO hit series Mad Men, used to work as a set designer on a soft-core pornography film. Hamm struggled to find work early on in his career, which he puts down to his inability to play young roles due to his always mature looks.
# 2 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:12
That France is in South America.

Well part of it
# 3 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:13
That I needed to switch my phone-broadband bundle to another ISP.
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# 4 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:14
I am hooked on Chocolate, OMG someone stop me buying it!
# 5 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:17
The Forty Foot in Dun Laoghaire, is actually named after the 40th Foot Regiment that used to be stationed there and is nothing to do with the depth of the water.

Thanks Nationwide!
# 6 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:22
If you leave your key in the door (by mistake) the postman will come in and place your parcel on the third step of the stairs.
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# 7 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:23
That's nice of him, will the burglars step over it when they are stealing your stuff?
# 8 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:24
Someone said :
If you leave your key in the door (by mistake) the postman will come in and place your parcel on the third step of the stairs.

Where you hoping he'd go up a bit further
# 9 : Friday 13-4-2012 @ 19:46
Thank God I'm living in the country. The key was in the door since yesterday.
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# 10 : Saturday 14-4-2012 @ 01:18
Dogs are deadly
# 11 : Sunday 15-4-2012 @ 13:14
Beer makes men smarter: study

Males solve brain teasers better after consuming alcohol, researchers say

Beer makes men smarter.

So say researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

They found that men with a couple beers under their belts were actually better at solving brain-teasers than their sober counterparts.

To reach that surprising conclusion, the researchers devised a bar game in which 40 men were given three words and told to come up with a fourth that fits the pattern.

For example, the word “cheese” could fit with words like “blue” or “cottage” or “Swiss.”

Half the players were given two pints. The other half got nothing.

The result? Those who imbibed solved 40% more of the problems that their sober counterparts.

Also, the drinkers finished their problems in 12 seconds while it took the non-drinkers 15.5 seconds.

“We found at 0.07 blood alcohol, people were worse at working memory tasks, but they were better at creative problem-solving tasks,” psychologist Jennifer Wiley reported on the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) site.

Wiley conceded that her findings run counter to popular belief that alcohol hinders analytical thinking and muddies the mind.

“We have this assumption, that being able to focus on one part of a problem or having a lot of expertise is better for problem solving,” says Wiley. “But that’s not necessarily true. Innovation may happen when people are not so focused. Sometimes it’s good to be distracted.”

It may also help explain why raving drunks like Ernest Hemingway, John Cheever or Charles Bukowski were able to write their books.

“Sometimes the really creative stuff comes out when you’re having a glass of wine over dinner, or when you’re taking a shower,” Wiley said.


Researchers also found that men are more likely to solve a problem when working in groups of three rather than two.

“In groups of two, we tend to be more polite, not to confront or ask questions,” Wiley said. “But when you respond to a question in a group of three, you’re not confronting, you’re speaking up for the whole group.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/beer-men-smarter-stu etc ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/beer-men-smarter-stu etc ...

# 12 : Sunday 15-4-2012 @ 13:31
Someone said :
Beer makes men smarter: study

Males solve brain teasers better after consuming alcohol, researchers say

Beer makes men smarter.

Fantastic ! More validation for my hedonistic lifestyle ha ha
Im long suspected as much, its a great intellectual solvent!
# 13 : Thursday 28-6-2012 @ 18:50
Come to think of it, DUUUUH, Intrepid!

I learned today that music can be 'hard to follow'.

That puzzled me as I always assumed that music was just to be listened to.

You sit down, let the music wash over you, you enjoy it.

This woman was telling me that some operatic pieces are quite hard to follow. She's one of these people who seem to like concentrating on music when it is being played.

That's a new thing to me.
# 14 : Thursday 28-6-2012 @ 19:18
Someone said :
Beer makes men smarter: study
I like this version it's easier to understand

The Buffalo Theory

In an episode of "Cheers," Cliff Clavin, the trivia-spouting, quirky, irksome mama's boy mailman is seated at the bar describing the buffalo theory to his buddy, Norm Peterson, the beer loving heavyweight bar stool sitting perpetual patron.

Cliff expounds his "Buffalo Theory" to Norm:

“Well, you see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”
# 15 : Thursday 28-6-2012 @ 19:25
I learned the auctioneer will charge 10% for furniture sales.
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