It’s nearly the end of Friday here in NZ, but the rest of the world probably still has hours to go before hitting the weekend. So to help you through your final few hours of Friday, here’s some interesting stuff to keep you amused.
First up: PsyBlog has some stunning stuff. Today’s topic? 7 Reasons Leaders Fail... and just before Christmas, you might want to take a look at this one… How poor gifts affect relationships. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Can’t sleep? Read the following…
1. 75% of people in Portugal stay up past midnight, the highest percentage of any country.
2. 7 of the top 10 nocturnal areas are in Asia, led by Taiwan, where 69% turn in after midnight.
3. The Japanese sleep less than anyone else on the planet, with 41% snoozing just 6 hours or less each night.
4. Australians go to bed the earliest and sleep the longest. In a poll, nearly one-quarter of Australians say they go to bed by 10 p.m., and 31% said they average more than 9 hours of sleep every night. (Perhaps all this beauty rest is why Australians are so successful in Hollywood!)
5. One of the loudest snores recorded in Guiness World Records was 93 decibels (120db is a jet engine), by Kare Walkert of Kumla, Sweden, in 1993.
– All courtesy of WebMD.
And for my last link today, if you have an interesting invention, and want to get it patented: take a look here first, in case your idea for a glove that you and your sweetie can wear palm to palm has already been taken.. .(yes, it has!)