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IG Nobel Prize

**Authors Note** I have just upgraded my posting editor and can’t figure out how to change the colors! My apologies! Shouldn’t that be one of the main features??? ARGH – well – it’s October again and we are coming up to the IG Nobel Prize. Here is some background =

Learning new things is always exciting, it drives the human mind. In searching we can open more doors, discover fruitful pathways, harbor new experiences. We all need to break through, somehow, someway. Education is the key, the engine to achieving your destiny to the real journey. And then your given an award… EDIT – FIGURED OUT THE COLORS ^.^

2015 Nobel Canidates

Not just a Nobel Prize… but a “IG” Nobel Prize.

IG Nobel Prize?

  1. The Ig Nobel Prizes are a parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year in early October for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The stated aim of the prizes is to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think”.

Essentially, they are given to people whose research is highly unusual or seemingly trivial, but none-the-less is interesting and sometimes even important.

The first Ig Nobels were created in 1991 by Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of the Annals of Improbable Research, and the master of ceremonies at all subsequent awards ceremonies. Awards were presented at that time for discoveries “that cannot, or should not, be reproduced”.

Ten prizes are awarded each year in many categories, including the Nobel Prize categories of physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature, and peace, but also other categories such as public health, engineering, biology, and interdisciplinary research.

The Ig Nobel Prizes recognize genuine achievements, with the exception of three prizes awarded in the first year to fictitious scientists Josiah Carberry, Paul DeFanti, and Thomas Kyle.

The awards are sometimes veiled criticism (or gentle satire), as in the two awards given for homeopathy research, prizes in “science education” to the Kansas and Colorado state boards of education for their stance regarding the teaching of evolution, and the prize awarded to Social Text after the Sokal Affair. Most often, however, they draw attention to scientific articles that have some humorous or unexpected aspect.

Examples range from the discovery that the presence of humans tends to sexually arouse ostriches, to the statement that black holes fulfill all the technical requirements to be the location of Hell, to research on the “five-second rule“, a tongue-in-cheek belief that food dropped on the floor will not become contaminated if it is picked up within five seconds.

In 2010, Sir Andre Geim became the first person to receive both a Nobel Prize and an individual Ig Nobel prize

Ceremony

Throwing paper airplanes onto the stage is a long-standing tradition at the Ig Nobels. In past years, physics professor Roy Glauber swept the stage clean of the airplanes as the official “Keeper of the Broom” for years. Glauber could not attend the 2005 awards because he was traveling to Stockholm to claim a genuine Nobel Prize in Physics.

The “Parade of Ignitaries” brings various supporting groups into the hall. At the 1997 ceremonies, a team of “cryogenic sex researchers distributed a pamphlet titled “Safe Sex at Four Kelvin“. Delegates from the Museum of Bad Art are often on hand to display some pieces from their collection too.

The prizes are presented to the winners by actual Nobel laureates.  One person, Sir Andre Geim, has actually won both an IG Nobel Prize (in 2000) and a real Nobel Prize (in 2010).  He won the IG Nobel Prize for an experiment where he and another scientist successfully levitated a frog using magnets.  His actual Nobel Prize was won “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”.

During the ceremony, each IG Nobel Prize winner is given 60 seconds to explain their research.  If they go over the time, a little girl, “Miss Sweetie Poo”, will walk up to them and yell “Please stop: I’m bored” continually until the speaker stops.  It was also once traditional for audience members to throw paper airplanes at the stage while the ceremony was taking place, but this practice has died out in recent years due to safety concerns.

Violet vs Purple

Mid September 2018 – Today  I learned more about purple and violet. How color hits our eyes and we create the picture based on color
wavelengths sent to our eye. I like learning things, and in particular I like violet better then purple for a number of reasons. Here is what you should know about these colors.

The individual difference between ‘violet’ and ‘purple’

People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s take a look at the two colors in comparison (there are various shades of purple and violet, and the following picture shows some of the more common ones):

So, purple is more reddish and saturated, while violet is more bluish and less saturated. Case closed, right?

There is more in it than the eyes can see (quite literally). To understand the difference, we have to take a look at how our eyes work first.

The electromagnetic spectrum is a continuous range of wavelengths, only a tiny part of which is visible to humans:

Electromagnetic Spectrum

We see neither the ultraviolet wavelengths and shorter, nor the infrared wavelengths and longer. How do we see the rest? We have three types of color-sensitive cells in our eyes, so-called cones.

The cones don’t perceive just a single wavelength; they are activated by a whole range of wavelengths, and the signals received from the cones are then processed by the brain in such a way that every color can be thought of as composed of three different elementary signals.

The following picture shows approximately how the brain perceives different spectral colors (the higher the curve, the higher the intensity of the elementary signal the brain receives):

Color-Cones

For example, when you see monochromatic (pure) red light on the very right side of the spectrum, only the “red” signal path is activated, which tells your brain to create the impression of red. On the other hand, when you see pure green light (in the middle), both “green” and “red” paths are activated, but your brain knows that “a lot of green activation and a bit less red activation” is in fact just a pure green color, which is what you see.

When a mixture of photons that have different wavelengths hits the retina (creating a ratio of red, green, and blue activation different from any spectral color), the brain will perceive it as an entirely different color. For example, there is no white wavelength. What we perceive as “white” is in fact just a mixture of many different spectral colors.

What happens when violet light hits the retina?

The “red” signal path has an interesting additional property. As you can see above, it has a small bump of activation around the short-wavelength (violet) end of the visible spectrum. When violet light hits the retina, both the “blue” path and (much less) the “red” path are activated. The brain interprets this kind of input in a specific way, which we call “violet”.

It is worth noting that the pigment in the “green” cones themselves also has a small peak of absorption around violet wavelengths, but the brain seems to ignore it (it is not possible to simulate the perception of violet by a combination of green and blue light).

Purple is not a spectral color

As we noted before, many colors we can see are not in the visible spectrum. When you see an object, typically a mixture of different wavelengths reaches your retina, which causes the cones to be activated at a ratio not achievable by a spectral color.

Our brains are very good at interpreting this mixture (it would be silly to simply throw away a part of the incoming information and make everything look like the closest spectral color), and, as a result, we are able to see several million different colors, most of which are not present in the spectrum.

As we noted at the beginning of the article, purple looks more “reddish” than violet, and that’s absolutely correct. Purple is formed by mixing red and blue at a ratio close to 1:1, whereas violet is perceived by your eyes as containing more blue than red.

Purple and violet look similar only to humans

To us, humans, purple looks like a more saturated shade of violet, but violet objects in nature are fundamentally different from purple ones. Purple objects are “red and blue at the same time”, whereas violet objects are… just violet.

If you take a look at the distance between violet and blue in the picture of the spectrum above, it is about the same as the distance between green and orange. Purple is a mixture of red (which is at the opposite side of the spectrum than violet) and blue (which is relatively far from violet), so it is, in terms of wavelengths, a completely different color.

The reason why purple and violet look similar to us is because they stimulate our cones in a similar way, but most other animals don’t share the same types of cones and “post-processing”. This means that to other animals, purple and violet may look completely different!

Now imagine a violet flower petal with a purple pattern on it. Depending on the particular shades, this pattern might be completely invisible to us, while many other animals could see it as clearly as we can see an orange pattern on green background. Even common consumer cameras wouldn’t help us; they are designed to capture the same red-green-blue information as our eyes do, so even taking a photo of the petal and editing it in Photoshop would not uncover the pattern.

Look for aura that is “deep pink and dark green” for the cosmic teacher.

SOURCE LINK TO CONTENT FROM   –  Jakub Marian

Fawn M Brodie

This post is dedicated to Fawn M. Brodie

Born – September 15, 1915 – Died –  January 10, 1981

She would have turned 103 years old – if any of you like to read and want a good book – I mean, a book where YOU REALLY get into it – Please pick up one of hers!

Here is a quote Fawn:

She has written some incredible books. IN FACT – I really enjoy her writing style. Very brilliant. I wish I could have met her.

Fawn Brodie’s father was LDS Prophet David O. McKay’s brother. She was known nationally for her historical works on Thomas Jefferson and Richard Nixon, but among the Mormons was best known as author of “No Man Knows My History”, a biography of Joseph Smith, Jr.

This interview is adapted from an audio taped interview by California State University – I posted a sample of this HERE =

Q: What was your mother’s reaction to your disbelief in Joseph Smith’s divine calling as a prophet?

A: Mother was a kind of quiet heretic which made it much easier for me. Her father had been nominally devout but as president of the Brigham Young University he had brought in people like G. Stanley Hall and John Dewey as lecturers, and philosophers and psychologists who were fascinated by the Mormon scene. He was a very open minded man and a fine educator. Some of this rubbed off on my mother and so I say, “My grandfather was not a heretic, but his children were,” or rather some of them were.

Q: What about your brother and sisters?

A: Well, my brother is still a devout Mormon but my sisters are all, what we call, “Jack Mormons,” since they are still technically in the church but they are not active and they don’t go along with the Mormon dogma. They still count themselves Mormons.

Q: Do you?

A: Oh, no. I am an excommunicated Mormon. I was officially excommunicated when the biography of Joseph Smith was written and published. About six months after publication, there was a formal excommunication.

Q: Would you care to explain more about that?

A: I was excommunicated for heresy–and I was a heretic– and specifically for writing the book. My husband was teaching at Yale at the time and we were living in New Haven, CT. Two Mormon missionaries came to the door and presented me with a letter asking me to appear before the bishop’s court in Cambridge, MA to defend myself against heresy. I simply told them, or wrote a letter telling them, that I would not go because, after all, I was a heretic. So then I was officially excommunicated and got a letter to that effect.

Q: This was because of writing the book “No Man Knows My History?”

A: That is right.

Q: Were you allowed ample access to records and manuscripts when you were writing the book?

A: Almost all of the material in the book came from three great libraries. At the University of Chicago, where I was working after I married Bernard, there was really a great collection of western New York State history so by going through the material I was able to find out something about the sources of Joseph Smith’s ideas, particularly the ideas which went into the writing of the Book of Mormon. I finally ended up going to Albany, NY, where all the newspapers were kept which were published in Joseph Smith’s own hometown in Palmyra, NY. So I was able to read the newspapers he had read as a young man. This turned out to be an absolute gold mine!

A lot of the theories about the American Indians being descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes and the descriptions of what were being found in the Indian mounds were in the newspapers. The speculation was there. That was extremely important as was the anti-Masonic material. The anti-Masonic excitement was very strong at that time. Then I went to the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. The New York Public Library has the best Mormon collection in the country outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.

I did go to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Independence, MO, and I did go to the library of Salt Lake City for some periodicals, early Mormon periodicals that I couldn’t get anywhere else. I was permitted to see those, but I was not permitted to see any manuscript material.

Q: Are those church archives open now? I read a comment indicating that it was believed that your book would open archival material.

A: It had the reverse effect. The archives were largely closed to scholars after my book came out. But in recent years they have become open again. The new man who is head of the church historian’s office, Leonard Arrington, a fine historian, is much more liberal in his attitude than the older historians. The younger scholars are now being given access to the archives in a way they were not before. I think this was long overdue but a very good trend.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE (SOURCE)

Today is 9/12/2018 – a few days before her birthday. I enjoyed her books so much, I want you all to look at her work – her pictures – and know this women was beautiful !

In God We Trust – USA Forever – Do  something nice for someone today !!

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Greetings my friends In all my travels – I wish you long life as our dear friend Spock has. In telling you about him, it brings back – memory.

We want you to say this – with all your heart

Speak inside your conscience – and say

“I have free will, I can do what I want, and I – will kneel before the Lord. Not because I have to, but because I want to. Because God loves me, and I will love back. With all my heart.”

by ieoie This post is dedicated to my faith.  We love you for your consideration.

Read your bible – take the good – leave the rest.

Our time here on earth is short. What you do every single day creates your path.

Just read it – and believe.

In all I have done in my life – God has never forgotten me.

And he will remember you.

No matter what you have done, start today – do the right thing. And when it gets hard, impossible – take a minute and pray.

8-15-2018 – 9:19PM PST – West Coast United States of America

August is here! Thank you so much for visiting this website. If anything makes you smile, think, feel more alive – then God bless you!
It is a collection of my dreams. My ideas, and I hope it helps someone in life. I have been to hell’s entrance when I died at the hospital (ask me) – but it will be okay – we can fix it ! 
Help me, fix our planet. Fix our people. Make it just a little better then when you found it.

Nelson Mandela 100th Birthday

NELSON MANDELA TURNS 100

Born 7/18/1918

Today it is my HONOR to post on my website, that one of the greatest men who ever lived would have turned 100 years old today.

Writer, President (non-U.S.), Civil Rights Activist (1918–2013)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 to December 5, 2013) was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999.

Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942.

For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses.

In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country’s apartheid system.

For generations to come, Nelson Mandela will continue to be a source of inspiration for civil rights activists worldwide. (SOURCE)

You know – if you really look into history, this was truly a great man. He spent 27 years in PRISON for Political Offenses – then got out, became President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

What a great example, of someone, who after 27 years in a Prison, was able to come out – and change the world.

Let’s continue to learn, inspire, love, and make 2018 one of the Best Damn Year’s to be alive.

NEVER GIVE UP – and MAY GOD ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS. LIVE LONG AND PROSPER !!!

Get Healthy and Die Hard

My friends have some great ideas and food recipes with food sources to maintain body energy.

Here are foods you should EAT to stay alive and FEEL GOOD.

27 Foods That Can Give You More Energy
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I probably should eat more Beets and Quinoa !!

Visit them with the link above to check out more interesting ideas. They love technology and health and work to combine both to experience a higher quality of life in our fast pace world today.

Einstein & Tesla 2018

What will 2018 bring?

Ten years from today – we will be in 2028.

Could you imagine? Is that the future or what.

I wish you peace, long life, and joy wherever you go.

Happy 2018!

Here is some facts found by BBC.com about Tesla and Einstein, a rather curious read indeed.
Celebrated inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla swore by toe exercises – every night, he’d repeatedly ‘squish’ his toes, 100 times for each foot, according to the author Marc J Seifer. While it’s not entirely clear exactly what that exercise involved, Tesla claimed it helped to stimulate his brain cells.

The most prolific mathematician of the 20th Century, Paul Erdos, preferred a different kind of stimulant: amphetamine, which he used to fuel 20-hour number benders. When a friend bet him $500 that he couldn’t stop for a month, he won but complained “You’ve set mathematics back a month”.

(28 EDITOR’s NOTE) Hey guys – don’t do amphetamines. It does help some people, but only if you suffer without it. My experience is it effects long term memory. If you were a real brilliant person you would use herbs, medicine, and healing elements in the highest regard. Try to avoid chemicals if at all possible. **

Newton, meanwhile, bragged about the benefits of celibacy. When he died in 1727, he had transformed our understanding of the natural world forever and left behind 10 million words of notes; he was also, by all accounts, still a virgin (Tesla was also celibate, though he later claimed he fell in love with a pigeon).

Like it or not, our daily habits have a powerful impact on our brains

Many of the world’s most brilliant scientific minds were also fantastically weird. From Pythagoras’ outright ban on beans to Benjamin Franklin’s naked ‘air baths’, the path to greatness is paved with some truly peculiar habits.

But what if these are more than superficial facts? Scientists are increasingly realising that intelligence is less about sheer genetic luck than we tend to think. According to the latest review of the evidence, around 40% of what distinguishes the brainiac’s from the blockheads in adulthood is environmental. Like it or not, our daily habits have a powerful impact on our brains, shaping their structure and changing the way we think.

We'll never know, but maybe out of shot, Tesla was squishing his toes (Credit: SPL)

We’ll never know, but maybe out of shot, Nikola Tesla was squishing his toes (Credit: SPL)

Of all history’s great minds, arguably the master of combining genius with unusual habits was Albert Einstein – so what better person to study for clues to mind-enhancing behaviours to try ourselves? He taught us how to squeeze energy out of atoms, so maybe, just maybe, he might be able to teach us a thing or two about how to squeeze the most out of our tiny mortal brains. Could there be any benefits in following Einstein’s sleep, diet, and even fashion choices?

10 HOURS OF SLEEP AND ONE-SECOND NAPS

It’s common knowledge that sleep is good for your brain – and Einstein took this advice more seriously than most. He reportedly slept for at least 10 hours per day – nearly one and a half times as much as the average American today (6.8 hours). But can you really slumber your way to a sharper mind?

The author John Steinbeck once said: “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”

Many of the most radical breakthroughs in human history, including the periodic table, the structure of DNA and Einstein’s theory of special relativity, have supposedly occurred while their discoverer was unconscious. The latter came to Einstein while he was dreaming about cows being electrocuted. But is this really true?

Back in 2004, scientists at the University of Lubeck, Germany, tested the idea with a simple experiment. First they trained volunteers to play a number game. Most gradually got the hang of it with practice, but by far the quickest way to improve was to uncover a hidden rule. When the students were tested again eight hours later, those who had been allowed to sleep were more than twice as likely to gain insight into the rules than those who had remained awake.

Those who have more spindle events tend to have greater ‘fluid intelligence’

When we fall asleep, the brain enters a series of cycles. Every 90-120 minutes the brain fluctuates between light sleep, deep sleep and a phase associated with dreaming, known as Rapid Eye Movement (REM), which until recently was thought to play the leading role in learning and memory. But this isn’t the full story. “Non-REM sleep has been a bit of a mystery, but we spend about 60% of our night in this type of sleep,” says Stuart Fogel, a neuroscientist at the University of Ottawa.

Non-REM sleep is characterized by bursts of fast brain activity, so called ‘spindle events’ because of the spindle-shaped zigzag the waves trace on an EEG. A normal night’s sleep will involve thousands of these, each lasting no longer than a few seconds. “This is really the gateway to other stages of sleep – the more you sleep, the more of these events you’ll have,” he says.

Chilling out with physicist Niels Bohr (Credit: SPL)

Chilling out with physicist Niels Bohr (Credit: SPL)

Spindle events begin with a surge of electrical energy generated by the rapid firing of structures deep in the brain. The main culprit is the thalamus, an oval shaped region which acts as the brain’s main ‘switching centre’, sending incoming sensory signals in the right direction. While we’re sleeping, it acts like an internal earplug, scrambling external information to help you stay asleep. During a spindle event, the surge travels up to the brain’s surface and then back down again to complete a loop.

Intriguingly, those who have more spindle events tend to have greater ‘fluid intelligence’ – the ability to solve new problems, use logic in new situations, and identify patterns – the kind Einstein had in spades. “They don’t seem related to other types of intelligence, such as the ability to memorize facts and figures, so it’s really specific to these reasoning skills,” says Fogel. This ties in nicely with Einstein’s disdain for formal education and advice to “never memorize anything which you can look up”.

And though the more you sleep, the more spindle events you’ll have, this doesn’t necessarily prove that more sleep is beneficial. It’s a chicken and egg scenario: do some people have more spindle events because they are smart, or are they smart because they have more spindle events? The jury is still out, but a recent study showed that night-time sleep in women – and napping in men – can improve reasoning and problem solving skills. Crucially, the boost to intelligence was linked to the presence of spindle events, which only occurred during night-time sleep in women and daytime slumbers in men.

It’s not yet known why spindle events would be helpful, but Fogel thinks it may have something to do with the regions which are activated. “We’ve found that the same regions that generate spindles – the thalamus and the cortex [the brain’s surface] – well, these are the areas which support the ability to solve problems and apply logic in new situations,” he says.

Luckily for Einstein, he also took regular naps. According to apocryphal legend, to make sure he didn’t overdo it he’d recline in his armchair with a spoon in his hand and a metal plate directly beneath. He’d allow himself to drift off for a second, then – bam! – the spoon would fall from his hand and the sound of it hitting the plate would wake him up.

DAILY WALKS

Einstein’s daily walk was sacred to him. While he was working at Princeton University, New Jersey, he’d walk the mile and a half journey there and back. He followed in the footsteps of other diligent walkers, including Darwin who went for three 45 minute walks every day.

These constitutionals weren’t just for fitness – there’s mountains of evidence that walking can boost memory, creativity and problem-solving. For creativity at least, walking outside is even better. But why?

Go for a walk! Einstein recommends it (Credit: Getty Images)

Go for a walk! Einstein recommends it (Credit: Getty Images)

When you think about it, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Walking distracts the brain from more cerebral tasks, and forces it to focus on putting one foot in front of the other and not falling over. Enter ‘transient hypofrontality’ – translated into basic English, this impressive mouthful basically means temporarily toning down the activity in certain parts of the brain. In particular, the frontal lobes, which are involved in higher processes such as memory, judgement and language.

By turning it down a notch, the brain adopts a totally different style of thinking – one which may lead to insights you wouldn’t get at your desk. There isn’t any evidence for this explanation of walking’s benefits yet, but it’s a tantalizing idea.

EATING SPAGHETTI

So what do geniuses eat? Alas, it’s not clear what fueled Einstein’s extraordinary mind, though the internet somewhat dubiously claims it was spaghetti. He did once joke that his favorite things about Italy were “spaghetti and [mathematician] Levi-Civita”, so we’ll go with that.

Though carbohydrates have got a bad rep, as always, Einstein was spot on. It’s well known that the brain is a food-guzzling greedy guts, consuming 20% of the body’s energy though it only accounts for 2% of its weight (Einstein’s may have been even less – his brain weighed just 1,230g, compared to an average of around 1,400g). Just like the rest of the body, the brain prefers to snack on simple sugars, such as glucose, which have been broken down from carbohydrates. Neurons require an almost-continuous supply and will only accept other energy sources when it’s really desperate. And therein lies a problem.

Despite this sweet tooth, the brain has no way of storing any energy, so when blood glucose levels drop, it quickly runs out. “The body can release some from its own glycogen stores by releasing stress hormones such as cortisol, but these have side-effects,” says Leigh Gibson, a lecturer in psychology and physiology at the University of Roehampton.

(Credit: SPL)

Smoking is not advised, Einstein wouldn’t have been aware of all the health risks (Credit: SPL)

These include the familiar light-headedness and confusion we feel when we skip dinner. One study found that those on low carbohydrate diets have slower reaction times and reduced spatial memory – though only in the short-term (after a few weeks, the brain will adapt to salvaging energy from other sources, such as protein).

Sugars can give the brain a valuable boost, but unfortunately this doesn’t mean binging on spaghetti is a good idea. “Typically the evidence suggests that about 25g of carbohydrate is beneficial, but double that and you may actually impair your ability to think,” says Gibson. For perspective, that’s around 37 strands of spaghetti, which is a lot less than it sounds (around half as much as the recommended portion). “It’s not as simple a story as it sounds,” says Gibson.

SMOKING A PIPE

Today, the many health risks of smoking are widely known, so this is not a habit that it would be wise to follow. But Einstein was a hardened pipe smoker, known as much around campus for the cloud of smoke which followed him as for his theories. He famously loved to smoke, believing it “contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” He’d even pick cigarette butts off the street and stuff the remaining tobacco into his pipe.

Not really the behavior of a genius, but in his defense, though evidence had been mounting since the 1940s, tobacco wasn’t publicly linked to lung cancer and other illnesses until 1962 – seven years after his death.

Today the risks are no secret – smoking stops brain cells forming, thins the cerebral cortex (the wrinkled outer layer responsible for consciousness) and starves the brain of oxygen. It’s fair to say that Einstein was clever despite this habit – not because of it.

But there is one final mystery. An analysis of 20,000 adolescents in the United States, whose habits and health were followed for 15 years, found that irrespective of age, ethnicity or education, more intelligent children grow up to smoke more cigarettes, more frequently, than the rest of us. Scientists still don’t know why this is, though intriguingly it’s not true everywhere – in the UK, smokers tend to have lower IQs.

Who needs socks? They're generally relatively unnecessary (Credit: Getty Images)

NO SOCKS

No list of Einstein’s eccentricities would be complete without a mention of his passionate aversion to socks. “When I was young,” he wrote in a letter to his cousin – and later, wife – Elsa, “I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks.” Later in life, when he couldn’t find his sandals he’d wear Elsa’s sling backs instead.

As it turns out, rocking the hipster look probably didn’t do Einstein any favors. Regrettably, there haven’t been any studies looking directly at the impact of going sock-less, but changing into casual clothing, as opposed to a more formal outfit, has been linked to poor performance on tests of abstract thinking.

And what better way to end that with some advice from the man himself. “The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing,” he told LIFE magazine in 1955.

Failing that, you might try some toe exercises. Who knows – they might just work. And aren’t you dying to find out?

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The Mandela Effect

***UPDATE #2*** Feb 5th, 2017

Big thanks to the reddit group who are pioneer’s of the aftermath.

www.reddit.com/r/Mandela_Effect

Compare the differences on Google Trends to see when timelines cross!
Compare the differences on Google Trends to see when timelines cross!

Also looking into quantum jumping. 

http://realityshifters.com/pages/quantumjumping.html

Also the James Bond movie, Moonraker, that young blonde girl with pigtail braids she reminded you in a weird way about “Jaws” ?

Great but NOW – there is no such scene because blonde girl, Dolly – no longer wears braces in the movie at all…

“It’s not just me who is blown away by this. I asked Roberta Lipp, author of The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book. She too was flabbergasted by the “disappearance” of the braces.

It makes no sense for the braces to be gone, both visually from memory and as movie plot device the braces are the reason the beauty bonds with the beast, it makes sense organically to the plot and it’s a visual gag to boot. I know this is not a confabulation in my head and several other people have backed me on it.” (SOURCE)

***UPDATE***

Added more pictures of the effects – if anyone has any stories or other content they discover please email it to me at 28isthefuture@gmail.com 

THE MANDELA EFFECT IS REAL

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What is the Mandela effect?

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Basically it works like this – if you remember something a certain way, and are confident with the way you remember it, but when you check now – it is different. Altered timeline? Digital hacking? Is this a cover up on a government level? I try to be reasonable and explain things logically – a different timeline doesn’t sound that scientific does it??

Sinbad

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SInbad is laughing at you.
SInbad is laughing at you.

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It's not Luke, I am your father. Its - NO - I AM YOUR FATHER... Huh?
It’s not Luke, I am your father. Its – NO – I AM YOUR FATHER… Huh?

When I was a child my dad owned a video store in the late 80’s and through the 90’s. I saw all sorts of weird, odd, one off movies. One of them was called Shazaam. I saw the movie, it was real. Now what happened was after a few years this other movie came out with Shaq called Kazaam. Same idea almost, but the movie I saw had two kids – boy and girl.

The Shaq movie only had 1 kid and it was a boy. Now being younger – there was no google or DVDs – and I think I misplaced the VHS because I never saw it again. Forgot all about it. Then last year – I saw other people bring it up on Reddit. I was SHOCKED – because I SAW THE MOVIE!

Then in December some fans asked Sinbad on twitter – and he DENIES ever making the movie. How is this even possible? At first I thought the movie sucked so bad he wanted to get rid of it. He had enough money to buy all the VHS copies and pay off google and whoever to remove any / all digital content. That was the first guess. And then all of a sudden I see the Ford logo altered, also not to mention Mandela himself died in prison in the 80’s. But in our timeline he lived till 95, became president, and died in 2013. Random fact, thenumber28 came online in 2013.

Also everything they mention on Mandela I remember – it was Berenstein Bears. It was Chic-Fil-A – I remember that Pikachu had a freaken black stripe! Google autocorrects me like I AM WRONG, but no – I am not – it was altered!?

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The idea is if something was changed in the past – it created a ripple effect, changing things SLIGHTLY – but this didn’t alter our memories or minds.

When I asked my dad about this – he called it ridiculous and could care less. But – still – where is that Kazaam movie that I saw??

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Seems to me there are two realities that merged. If you remember the old way, your from reality B. Anyone who doesn’t remember any differences at all are from reality A.

A OR B ?
CHOOSE YOUR REALITY

More pics and info on this – I also believe that because I really did see Sinbad’s movie – that somehow the number28 itself was drawn to the altered timeline.

I understand it’s hard to trust the human mind – slight changes might just be damaged memories. However I am convinced that there is more to this story, and so do thousands of others who are around the same age as me.

Her eye... She had a gun in her hand. Please god no?
Her eye… She had a gun in her hand. Please god no?

The above pic is the idea that the car Kennedy drove in was smaller then it really was. So the person who really assassinated JFK was Jackie Kennedy? Uhh… plz god no?

ITS JIFFY PEANUT BUTTER
ITS JIFFY PEANUT BUTTER

To me – it may have been a better timeline. We altered something to save humanity from some major disaster.

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Proof it was in TV Guide as STEIN
Proof it was in TV Guide as STEIN

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And so this is A GOOD THING – but still not sure how or when this happened.

Tail or No Tail? What was your reality? Then google it to see what it is now.
Tail or No Tail? What was your reality? Then google it to see what it is now.
Reality A or Reality B ?
Reality A or Reality B ?

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VW Logo - is it left or right?
VW Logo – is it left or right?
ITS FEBREEZE - this one drives me crazy - I remember how my own mother always bought this and cleaned with it. It is mind warped to no end!
ITS FE BREEZE – this one drives me crazy – I remember how my own mother always bought this and cleaned the damn house with it. It is mind warped to no end!

And I still doubt it as there must be a logical explanation for a movie vanishing out of thin air?!?!  Why that movie? Was it because he was a Genie?

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Issac Newton

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Issac Newton was one of the greatest scientists of all time.

He laid out the three laws of motion in his masterpiece Principia Mathematica. He discovered the law of universal gravitation, the famous inverse-distance-squared law. Also he wrote deeply about light and optics after performing his own original experiments on light.

This guy invented calculus. He rejected the authority of the great Greek philosopher Aristotle and promoted experiment-based science. He challenged the established laws, theories, and ideas.

What was interesting to me was he was a very deep believer in a higher power. I never knew that..newton-photo-pound

He spent decades delving in the secrets of alchemy and science, but even longer studying the Bible, theology and church history.

Newton wrote 1.3 million words about theology and Biblical prophecy. He was a Christian. This all amounts to far more words written about  theology than all of Newton’s  writings about science combined.

His passion for the study of God’s word the Bible and it’s history was equally as consuming as all his interests in science and physics.

At the time of his death, he left more than a million words of notes on the Bible.

Six years after his death, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John was published. Not only was Isaac a great scientist but also a dedicated student of the Bible.

One of Newton’s writings about the bible I will share with you.

Newton found multiple examples throughout history of reformations by God:

The worship which is due to this God we are to give to no other nor to ascribe anything absurd or contradictions to his nature or actions lest we be found to blaspheme him or to deny him or to make a step towards atheism or irreligion. . . .

For as often as mankind has swerved from them, God has made a reformation. When the sons of Adam erred and the thoughts of their heart became evil continually, God selected Noah to people a new world. And when the posterity of Noah transgressed and began to invoke dead men,

God selected Abraham and his posterity. And when they transgressed in Egypt God reformed them by Moses. And when they relapsed to idolatry and immorality, God sent Prophets to reform them and punished them by the Babylonian captivity. And when they that returned from captivity, mixed human inventions with the law of Moses under the name of traditions, and laid the stress of religion not upon the acts of the mind, but upon outward acts and ceremonies, God sent Christ to reform them.

And when the nation received him not, God called the Gentiles. And now the Gentiles have corrupted themselves, we may expect that God in due time will make a new reformation. And in all the reformations of religion hitherto made, the religion in respect of God and our neighbor is one and the same religion . . . so that this is the oldest religion in the world.

Aristotle and Plato lived about four hundred years before Christ and their impact on Western culture has been considerable. Newton was certainly heavily influenced by Jesus Christ and the early Christian writers, for he quoted them abundantly in his writings. Newton was born on the same day in 1642 that Galileo passed away, and he used many of Galileo’s findings in developing his famous laws of motion. Isaac Newton died in 1727.

Real quick – Galileo Galilei, though famous for his scientific achievements in astronomy, mathematics, and physics, and infamous for his controversy with the church was, in fact, a devout Christian who saw not a divorce of religion and science but only a healthy marriage: “God is known by nature in his works, and by doctrine in his revealed word.”

Very inspiring that the father of modern science would be so interested in the word. My personal take on the bible is many kings and rulers have tried to destroy it. You were killed if you had possession of one. Somehow it survived thousands of years. Coincidence?

We respect whatever you believe, all religions, all races, all people with a beating heart. However – I find it striking that these men who were so brilliant wrote about the word.

I also do not belong to a church at this time, the word of god is in your heart, your blood, and it needs not money or showmanship but real love and belief in the light.

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” – ISSAC NEWTON

Political Leaks

Emails leaked, the DNC leader resigns due to the email content… So where is our democracy? Has it been hijacked?

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If Clinton takes in all this money from other countries for her comfort and the foundation – what does that really mean? What exactly is that money in exchange for? You think I would give you hundreds of thousands of dollars and not want anything back?

We must be United. Washington said we would never fail from foreign enemy’s, but from within. They knew before we did.

Energy Never Dies

“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

Albert Einstein

This year his theory of gravitational waves were detected therefore proving Einstein’s theory.

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He figured it out in 1916, and 100 years later – we verified he was right.

Why should we care about gravitation waves? What about energy? There are many other discoveries just around the corner. We have just touched the surface on the transformation of energy.

We know the world has two geographic poles, the polar N and S. That is earth’s magnetic field at play. Imagine a massive magnet bar inside of the Earth, and you will get an idea what Earth’s magnetic field is shaped like.
Now earth does NOT have a giant bar magnet inside it – but it does have a field made by rotating swirling motion of molten iron around Earth’s outer core.

So we have the North Pole and the South Pole. The world also has two magnetic poles: the North Magnetic Pole and the South Magnetic Pole. The magnetic poles are near, but not exactly in the same places as the geographic poles. So two different things, a geographic pole and a magnetic pole.

The needle in a compass points towards a magnetic pole. The compass needle points pretty much due North unless your in the Southern Hemisphere – it points South.

However, if you are near either pole, the compass really becomes useless. It just points to the magnetic pole, NOT the TRUE geographic pole.

Our magnetic field is also tilted a little bit. So on an angle of about 11°, it is no guess that the magnetic poles and the geographic poles are not in the same place. I will note the magnetic poles actually move around.  The spinning motions of  the our planet’s magnetic field, the swirling motions, are changing all the time.

The magnetic field is actually changing, therefore the magnetic poles move. In the 1800s the poles moved an estimated 5.6 miles per year. For some reason, after 1970, they started moving faster. Recently they are moving around 25 miles per year.

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The Northern and Southern Lights happen near the magnetic poles because of the charged particles (protons and electrons).

While our magnetic fields and energy are fluctuating – our Universe continues to expand. Our world is constantly moving, vibrating, and traveling in circular patterns.

A proven fact is all forms of matter contains an underlying energy of vibration. In fact, everything in the universe is vibrating – from the atom, the molecule, even the seed or a rock. Vibration exists in every living thing. Energy. It never dies. The constant rate of vibration determines the energy form. Slow vibration manifests as a rock, fast vibration is the wind, and very vast high vibrations register as sound or music. Here is the kicker – thoughts and feelings make our atoms vibrate – so they are also energy vibrations.

Even our nervous system consists of tiny ion pumps that maintain an imbalance flux of the inside and outside of the nerve cells.  Changing patterns inside our body when a nerve cell fires, energy is allowed to suddenly flow through the cell membrane. With every breath – your heart is beating to love, and a myriad of oxygen and nutrients flow to the nerve cells in the body to pump ions.

We  also contain forms of chemical energy like fats and sugars.  When our central nervous system creates electrical energy – we lose an equal amount of chemical energy.  So, rather than being energy, life is all about this moving energy – transforming it – from one form to another.

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Just like magnets – positive attracts positive – and our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce vibrating energy, our atoms, which in turn desire other like energies.

Negative energy is also magnetized to other also negative vibrations. We must then, instead of reacting to all the energy around us – we must create it from the energy within, and focus on your attention to what you want to attract.

Higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones.  Therefore, we have the power to change the conditions in our lives by learning how to utilize our thoughts and emotions (our energy).

When you give to a charity, or give up your time – using your energy positively, it will be converted and returned to you. Maybe not right away – but the energy will be sent out and transformed – and come back you.

As we all know – for every action is an equal and opposite reaction.

If we give, we will receive. Our energy will be transformed and converted. In my experience, nothing is closer to the truth.

Learn, Live, and Love!

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Were Just Getting Started

Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the Republican presidential race.

There will still be many challenges to overcome, but we are with Trump. Strength has been gaining from the much needed right in the GOP.

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Credit to Migel Parry at CNN for this picture

We might have a leader with balls to put respect all around the world. China and Putin are powerful, and yet – they respect Trump.

Ted Cruz is done and out of the Republican presidential race, making headway for Donald to be the GOP Presidential nominee.

This was a shock as it seemed destined just a few weeks ago that we would end up a contested convention this summer. Cruz had insisted that he would stay in the race until June 7.

Following a painstaking loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, John also suspended his campaign.

Kasich was there all the way till the end – it has been reported that he called his closest friends saying “My heart is not in this.”

Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night -when Ted Cruz dropped out.

Trump needs 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination before a contested convention. He has currently has over 1,000.

They put everything on the line in Indiana – and still got beaten.

We wholeheartedly respect these two men, and wish them the best of luck. They are still gears in the American engine.

I believe it takes heart and guts to run for President. Cruz and Kasich had both.

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