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.
Further studies are being conducted to find out whether the impending threat of global warming could potentially impact us psychologically.
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.
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.
Fly’s ‘Zombie’ Head Infected With Deadly Fungus Will Give You The Creeps
Apparently, the virus takes over the victims’ bodies and controls their behavior.
When we think of zombies, images of the undead immediately pop up on our minds – like those ones from Walking Dead and Game of Thrones! We rarely think of animals or even insects, for that matter, but that’s exactly what we get in the photo below.
The said photo, taken in a Singaporean forest, has immediately went viral on social media because it’s “really freaky”, according to several netizens. It shows us the image of a ‘zombie’ fly head after it’s been infected with a lethal parasitic fungus.
Fungal stalks are bursting from this dead fly and its creeping people out.
According to photographer Faiz Bustamente, the Cordyceps parasite may have infected the fly before it died. The parasite “takes over its victims' bodies like a horror movie zombie virus,” wrote the Daily Mail....
Belgian Artist Gets Stuck Chained To a Marble Block , Rescued 19 Days After
The artist does not see this as a failure.
Belgian artist Mikes Poppe initially planned to free himself from the chains attached to a giant block of marble - a feat that was supposed to show people the “burden of history” that artists cannot get away from. However, his plan somehow "failed" as Poppe had to be rescued and cut loose after 19 days.
Poppe had to endure 438 hours of the performance. He slept, ate, washed and drew while he was chained. He’d worked to chisel himself free from the stone but eventually, he realized “it’s not possible.”
Poppe’s performance was part of a live-streamed art exhibition, titled De Profundis.
His leg was attached to the chain buried in the three-ton block of marble in the Ostend courthouse.
11 of the Deadliest Jobs in the World
The pay in these jobs are really high, though.
We all want to have jobs that can support not only us but also our family. Hence we pursue promotions and salary increase. Apparently, not all jobs in the world mean paying higher rates. Some of them are actually quite dangerous, so to speak.
Today, we are going to share to you a compilation that features some of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
#11. Snake Miller
As the name suggests, people in these jobs spend most of their time with snakes. Their task is to push these crawlers into a certain plastic container to extract and/or milk them. You might have a clear idea of what a snake poison can do, but it is actually important in medical research. Oh, the annual salary involved is more or less $30,000....