Category: People

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they…

People have more empathy for abused puppies and dogs than they do for adult humans who have been abused, a study suggests.

Photo : U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Valentine

A University of Edinburgh study has found that intelligent…

A University of Edinburgh study has found that intelligent people are 30% more likely to have genes related to poor eyesight.

During WW2, the winner of the Tour de France, Gino Bartali, put…

During WW2, the winner of the Tour de France, Gino Bartali, put his fame to a good cause. He hid counterfeit document in his bicycle and smuggled them through Nazi checkpoints. These documents saved over 800 Jews lives.

The woman in the famous “Migrant Mother” photo was…

The woman in the famous “Migrant Mother” photo was Florence Owens Thompson, a Cherokee woman and widow who came from Oklahoma to California with her second husband during the Great Depression. Her 10 children all survived poverty and starvation and later bought her a house. She lived to be 80.

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Charlie No-Face or the Green Man was an urban legend about a…

Charlie No-Face or the Green Man was an urban legend about a monster who walked along the side of a highway at night in Pennsylvania. In reality, he was a man named Raymond Robinson, and he went out at night so that his face, disfigured in a childhood accident, wouldn’t scare people.

If you feel guilty a lot, you’re probably good at reading…

If you feel guilty a lot, you’re probably good at reading people’s emotions. Feeling guilt has long been linked with empathy, and studies show guilt-prone people have an enhanced capacity for seeing another person’s perspective and are therefore better able to analyze facial expressions. Shame, however, despite being closely-related emotion, can have the opposite effect: people who often feel ashamed tend to have lower empathy levels, because the focus of shame is much more self-centered.

Ludger Sylbaris, a man thrown into solitary confinement after a…

Ludger Sylbaris, a man thrown into solitary confinement after a bar brawl, survived one of the biggest volcanic eruption of the 20th century because his cell was bombproof and poorly ventilated. He became one of only three known survivors of the event, and his prison cell still stands today.

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When it rains, people publish more negative posts on Facebook….

When it rains, people publish more negative posts on Facebook. Each negative post negatively affects one to two other people. The negative post spreads like contagion, negatively affecting people’s moods in cities without rainfall. Social networks magnify the synchronization of global moods.

John Francis, an American environmentalist, decided to stop…

John Francis, an American environmentalist, decided to stop speaking for a day to learn to listen better to his opponents. He turned it into a 17-year vow of silence. During those 17 years, he went to school and even earned a PhD.

Infamous streaker, Mark Roberts was sponsored by…

Infamous streaker, Mark Roberts was sponsored by GoldenPalace.com to streak Super Bowl 38. He was paid $1 million, given front row tickets on the 50-yard line, and provided with one of the best defense attorneys in the US who was able to reduce his charges down to a misdemeanor and $1,000 fine.