Friday, June 21, 2013

Three Interesting Things

1. XKCD is often a good choice, but this one showing how people have worried about the pace of modern life for a century or two, is particularly amusing to me. 
2. I found this study suggesting reading fiction makes you more comfortable with ambiguity interesting. For some reason everyone seems to keep stressing that it was a literary short story, but given that the alternate group read non-fiction, I see no reason to believe a genre short story might not do the same thing. Of course, I tend to like genre fiction for it's clarity of outcome, so maybe that's why.
3. And should you be having a week, well, here's hoping it's better than this person's - who's doctor visit resulted in the discovery that he was not the biological gender he thought he was.