Monday, May 21, 2018

Fact of the Day: Soviet China

Before the Chinese Civil War was over, communists under Mao Zedong established a very small section of China as its own country called the Chinese Soviet Republic, modeling itself very much after the Soviet Union. However after a few years, the country collapsed right at the start of the World War II (for China) and China would be at a various state of civil war until 1949.  

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Photos: The Smithsonian National Zoo Office Room

 We stumbled upon this room near some of the tank animals. It was open and easy to walk into. There was nobody there, but as soon I saw it, I had an idea.

Question: Do You Think Dumb People Are More Happy?

I think this goes hand-in-hand with the term "blissfully ignorant". It does seem like dumber people are happier on average than smarter people. When your mind isn't quite as capable of thinking about life's problems, it does seem to be better to be (mood wise) in the dark than certainly worried over the harsh reality. 

What do you think? 

Fact of the Day: Nice Pacu Fish

A close relative to piranhas, pacu fish share a similar shape but different teeth (almost human like) than their vicious cousins. They also differ in diet, as they feast mainly on plant material, not flesh or scales. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Things I Like: Weather Globe (Sonic Mania)

 At the end of the Studiopolis Zone in Sonic Mania, Dr. Eggman uses his new weather robot machine to challenge you.