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Local Climate Influences Your Personality, Study Says

Acting a bit weird? Blame it on the bad weather!

As much as it is hard to admit, we are all guilty of stereotyping people from different countries by their personality. Brits are classy. Canadians are polite. Chinese are business-minded. The French are romantic. We could not help it. As humans, stereotyping is deeply embedded in our veins whether we like it or not.

However, in all fairness, despite the simplicity and tastelessness of stereotyping, it’s not completely baseless. Recent studies have shown that the differences in personality scores of each country are actually real.

A paper in Natural Human Behavior stated that our personalities vary based on the local climate conditions.

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Further studies are being conducted to find out whether the impending threat of global warming could potentially impact us psychologically.

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According to the paper, personality is connected in some ways with the local climate conditions of the country you live in. The team from the Columbia University and Peking University in China that wrote the paper stated:

Humans constantly experience and react to ambient temperature. Because temperature varies markedly across the world, it is conceivable that temperature shapes the fundamental dimensions of personality by affecting the habitual behaviors that underlie personality traits.

Surprisingly, the idea of tying the behavior to the climate condition is actually not completely new.

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Upon looking back, findings have shown that some people from the northern latitude have actually linked pleasant personality to the cold weather. For instance, they believe that engagement to intellectual endeavors can be linked to the rainy days. This is partially due to the fact that sunny days tend to encourage people into doing other more tempting stuff while the rain forces you to stay at home and do something tamer like reading books.

Additionally, the experts also hypothesized that nice weather tend to encourage people to be more proactive and more outgoing as opposed to the gloomy climate. This impact could be linked to the mental state of a person, especially his or her emotional stability and agreeableness.

Well, the next time someone acts a bit differently, we can finally blame it on the weather.

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‘Coldest Village’ on Earth Breaks Town Thermometer and Freezes Eyelashes

And yet people and students still go to work and school, respectively.

Oymyakon is unlike any village in the world. It is where students are still expected to attend class despite temperatures reaching -52 degrees Celsius. The remote Siberian village is deemed as the coldest – yet permanently habited – settlement in the planet.

Recently, its temperature has just reached -62 degrees Celsius. The cold is much stronger than ever. Not only is it gripping legs, it is also turning people’s eyelashes into icicles. According to the official weather station, the “pole of cold” has recorded -59 degrees Celsius, though the thermometer claimed a reading of -62 degrees Celsius.

The device even stopped working as soon as it reached its painful mark, though some locals claim a temperature as low as -68 degrees Celsius. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, the village was known to be a stopover for herders of reindeers. They used the place to water their flocks from the thermal spring.

The Soviet government wanted its nomadic population to put down roots. This resulted to making Oymyakon a permanent settlement.

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Dad Creates Epic Artwork on Lunch Bags to Help Son Make Friends

The best dad ever!

When we were still kids, parents would make sure that we had everything needed before going to school. And one of these was our home lunch. Dominick, a dad hailing from California, is among those parents who take pride in preparing lunch for their kids. But mind you, he does it in a very different way.

For over 4 years, Dominick has been drawing on his son’s brown paper lunch bags. And mind you, his drawings are a work of art. According to him, he has managed to decorate more or less 550 bags. It is really amazing how passionate and determined he is.

Although his son is already in middle school, Dominick still continues to prepare and decorate lunch bags. There was even a time when he decorated all lunch bags for his son’s soccer games when it was their turn to prepare snacks. For other people, breakfast might be the most important meal of a day. But for Dominick, it is without a doubt lunch.

Check out his lunch bag drawings below and be inspired by his creativity!

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Secrets Revealed Behind Striking Tattoos of Captured Yakuza Boss

Unfortunately, if you’re a Yakuza hiding from the law, your ink can get you into trouble.

Tattoos are forever, unless you will have your ink lasered out. For members of the Yakuza, in particular, tattoos are indeed for life. Unfortunately, if you're a Yakuza hiding from the law, your ink can get you into trouble.

Yakuza boss Shigeharu Shirai learned this the hard way when he got arrested after pictures of his tattoos spread on social media. Shirai, who has been hiding for 14 years in Thailand, is a suspect for the shooting of Kashihiko Otobe, the deputy leader of a rival gang.

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