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Unique And Fun Traffic Light Has Pedestrians Dancing While They Wait For The Light To Turn Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Nobody likes to wait at traffic lights. Stopping at lights can be dangerous for impatient pedestrians willing to risk their lives just to cross the street a few seconds earlier.

  The folks at Smart created The Dancing Traffic Light, a concept providing a fun and safe way to keep people from venturing too early into the street. They started by placing a dance room on a square in Lisbon, Portugal and invited random pedestrians to go into the box and dance. Their movements were then displayed on a few traffic lights in real time. This resulted in 81% more people stopping and waiting at those red lights.”

 

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10 Fascinating Facts About Ravens

 

 

 

” Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. The raven has long been associated with death and dark omens, but the real bird is somewhat of a mystery. Unlike its smaller cousin the crow, not a lot has been written about this remarkable bird. Here are 10 fascinating facts about ravens.

1. RAVENS ARE ONE OF THE SMARTEST ANIMALS.

When it comes to intelligence, these birds rate up there with chimpanzees and dolphins. In one logic test, the raven had to get a hanging piece of food by pulling up a bit of the string, anchoring it with its claw, and repeating until the food was in reach. Many ravens got the food on the first try, some within 30 seconds. In the wild, ravens have pushed rocks on people to keep them from climbing to their nests, stolen fish by pulling a fishermen’s line out of ice holes, and played dead beside a beaver carcass to scare other ravens away from a delicious feast.

If a raven knows another raven is watching it hide its food, it will pretend to put the food in one place while really hiding it in another. Since the other ravens are smart too, this only works sometimes.”

 

Learn more at MentalFloss

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In the battle of the vice presidents, Ryan wins by a knockout”

” Paul Ryan is a real addition to Romney’s camp. He’s young, intelligent, well-informed and
articulate. He’s serious about matters which are serious. And he has a genuine personal appeal. In fact, when I think of Ryan in
comparison with the Jar Jar Binks who currently serves President Obama, that bundle of
malapropisms, confusion, malice and profound shallowness the world knows as Joe Biden, I think the Romney choice is a stoke of
contrasting genius.

Biden some people have called a “gaffe-machine.” But they struggle for real explanation, for who has fathomed the dead still waters of the mare closum of the Biden mind?”

  “ERSKINE BOWLES: BARACK OBAMA SCUTTLED THE DEFICIT COMMISSION’S WORK, NOT
PAUL RYAN”

  “In a Sept. 2011 speech, Bowles
gave Ryan high marks for
intellectual ability and
integrity. “This guy is amazing,”
said Bowles, a former White
House chief of staff. “I always
thought I was good at
arithmetic. This guy can run
circles around me. He is
honest, he is straightforward,
he is sincere.” “