Lower-status individuals use more jargon when communicating. The behavior is described by scientists as "linguistic overcompensation ". snippetscience.com/lingui…
Jimi Hendrix was formally discharged from the military due to injury, however, Hendrix’s official discharge request reads: β€œBehavior problems, requires excessive supervision while on duty, little respect for regulations, apprehended masturbating in platoon area while supposed to be on detail.” taskandpurpose.com/histor…
A French author proposed cats be genetically engineered to change color in the presence of dangerous levels of radiation, and that a mythology be reinforced in culture to ward people from places where cats exhibit this behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Research shows that mirrors in public places like retails stores will improve customer behavior by increasing self awareness. You won't act like a jerk if you had to watch yourself doing so. behaviouraldesign.com/201…
Sexsomnia is a sleep disorder where people experience sleep-related sexual behavior. These behaviors range from masturbation to sexual intercourse. People with this disorder engage in sexual behaviors while asleep, often with other people. healthline.com/health/sle…
Today I learned of guitarist Dave Mustaine who was fired from his band for drug abuse, alcoholism, and aggressive behavior. He went on to form his own band, Megadeth, which would go on to sell 25 million albums worldwide. The band that fired him? Metallica. drmani.com/subtle-art-not…
Uninvolved Parenting can cause some symptoms similar to mild Autism such as anxiety, delinquency and withdrawn behavior. verywellmind.com/what-is-…
When an infant baboon dies, its mother may carry and groom its body for days. 'Comparative thanatologists' are studying this behavior to see how baboons understand death. manyminds.libsyn.com/do-b…
Crocodiles show high cognitive behavior despite the fact they are reptiles and being very ancient species. They can lay traps, cooperate in hunting and even play with other crocs. The very dangerous nature of studying them has made their behavior studies relatively young and incomplete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Due to its docile behavior and it's hibernation patterns coinciding with the rainy season, it has been suggested the Chinese alligator is a source of inspiration for the folklore of the Chinese dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
By petting your bird on its back, tail or under the wings, you might induce such hormonal and behavioral responses that the bird sees you as a reproductive partner, and that can lead it to be sexually frustrated, resulting in harmful behavior towards you and the bird itself. birdsupplies.com/blogs/ne…
The origin of the term Sadism originates from the deviant, sexually abusive behavior of the famous French nobleman; The Marquis de Sade. wikipedia.org/wiki/Marqui…
Today I learned about Inky, an octopus at New Zealand's National Aquarium, that escaped by slipping out of its tank and slithering down a drainpipe into the ocean. One expert commented, "None of this is surprising or atypical of octopus behavior." api.nationalgeographic.co…
Parrots kept as pets will go through severe emotional trauma when they're given away, sold, or abandoned, developing destructive behaviors like screaming, aggression and self mutilation, plucking out their feathers In the wild they are extremely social and often mate for life (60-80 years.) birdsupplies.com/blogs/ne…
There’s a type of wasp that lays up to 50 eggs in Caterpillars. When the parasites emerge, the caterpillar not only survives, but will protect them until it dies of starvation. It is important to note that under normal circumstances, these caterpillars would not exhibit any maternal behavior blog.nus.edu.sg/lsm1303st…
The low-status male individuals of various animal species are known to sometimes imitate the behavior and appearance of females. The reasons for this include gaining sexual access to females and avoiding competition or aggression from more dominant males en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Adolf Galland, one of the top-scoring German aces of WWII, often flew missions in just his swimming trunks, smoking a cigar, and with a plane emblazoned with Mickey Mouse art. "I've always liked Mickey Mouse," he said when asked about the strange behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Mozzarella sticks originate in 14th century Medieval France where a recipe for fried cheese sticks appeared in a book titled "Le MΓ©nagier de Paris." It was a guidebook on women's proper behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moz…
Today I learned about the difference between a Cheetah, a Leopard, and a Jaguar. They have significant difference in behavior and physicality although they look all same. They can be distinguished by the pattern of spots present in their body. sawongam.com/others/the-d…
1-year-old children with older siblings mimic 50% of their older siblings' behavior. parents.com/baby/developm…
Antoni GaudΓ­, the architect behind the Sagrada Familia in Spain, would accurately model the behavior of arches by hanging strings with birdshot as weights. Hanging ropes form the same shape as arches, a catenary, and mirror in their behaviors. youtu.be/JlL6ZHChhQE?t=17…
Each year about 100 US firefighters are convicted of arson. The issue is so prevalent that the South Carolina Forestry Commission and the FBI Behavior Analysis Unit both created profiles of an arsonist firefighter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The term "Playboy" was initially popularized by the life of Harry Kendall Thaw, a millionaire sociopath and mentally ill railroad heir who spent money lavishly to fund his obsessive partying, drug addiction, abusive behavior (including murder), and gratification of sexual appetites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Today I learned of oleic acid, a death pheromone which triggers hygienic behavior in honey bees who bring the carrier outside to prevent infection and protect the hive nature.com/articles/s4159…
Today I learned about Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, an inborn error of metabolism who's clinical hallmark is self-mutilation. The behavior begins after teething, as infants bite off their lower lip/perioral tissue. Later in life, affected patients are known to stab themselves and amputate fingers, toes, and tongue. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
β€œgoose bumps” are a result of a human vestigial behavior. The formation of goose bumps in humans under stress is a vestigial reflex; its function in human ancestors was to raise the body's hair, making the ancestor appear larger and scaring off predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Tom the cartoon cat was originally called Jasper, and Jerry was unnamed. Animator Tom Carr won $50 in a contest, suggesting Tom and Jerry after the hot Christmastime drink containing brandy and rum. The drink was named after youngsters who indulged in riotous behavior in 19th-century London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
A killer whale at MarineLand learned to regurgitate fish and let it sit on the surface to attract seagulls. When a seagull takes the bait, the whale would come up from the water and eat the bird. Four other whales copied that behavior. nbcnews.com/id/11163990/n…
A baboon troop had its most aggressive males die of TB and they became a "nicer" troop. This behavior continued for more than a decade and even passed to other baboons who joined the troop later. journals.plos.org/plosbio…
When British scientists discovered homosexual behavior in penguins in 1911, they were so shocked that they published the study in Greek so it would remain accessible to only a few scientists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The British Medical Journal does an annual Christmas Issue, where they publish research-quality but satirical articles, like a randomized trial on the effectiveness of parachutes, or investigating the driving behaviors of different physician specialties bmj.com/about-bmj/resourc…
Today I learned of penis fencing, a mating behavior in hermaphroditic species of flatworm. Two flatworm β€œfight” and try to penetrate the other's epidermis and inject sperm into them (aka "traumatic insemination"). The loser becomes fertilized and is known as the "mother", while the victor becomes the "father" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Today I learned of Nelson Sullivan, a pre-internet vlogger who shot over 1,900 hours of tape over 7 years, filming Manhattan's 1980s downtown life. He sought to tape all of NY's citizens, including its outcasts, parties, street festivals, conversations with taxi drivers, and a variety of behavior on the streets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nel…
While Henry David Thoreau is quoted as a major influence by supporters of nonviolent resistance and anarcho-pacifism, he actually did approve of violent behavior by such groups as abolitionists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Human procrastination is considered a complex psychological behavior because of the wide variety of reasons people do it. Although often attributed to "laziness", research shows it is more likely to be caused by anxiety, depression, a fear of failure, or a reliance on abstract goals. solvingprocrastination.co…
Researchers have discovered that a cicada fungus called contains chemicals similar to those in hallucinogenic mushrooms. It causes cicadas to lose their limbs & eccentric behavior sets in: Males try to mate with everything they encounter, although the fungus has consumed their genitals & butts. wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/…
There is a psychological disorder called utilization behavior. People affected by it find it difficult to ignore anything in front of them - for example, if presented with a toothbrush, they'll brush their teeth, regardless of the situation. The disorder is also linked to hypersexuality. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Alexander Hamilton’s ideal plan for a strong central U.S. government had the president and every senator serving lifelong terms subject to β€œGood Behavior”. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In 2017 A Study On The Adverse Effects of Prolonged Sitting Behavior Found The Workers of 8 Hour Shifts Spent On Average 6.29 Hours Sitting chairpickr.com/sitting-to…
Locusts are actually grasshoppers. In certain conditions, their behavior changes to a solitary and timid grasshopper to a gregarious locust. This is due to the release of serotonin in their body. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Slugs huddle not as a social behavior, but for the primary function of conserving water/reducing evaporation. sciencedirect.com/science…
According to a study, strict parents can turn their kids into more effective liars because children who are afraid to tell the truth learn more deceptive behaviors to avoid getting in trouble. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
In 1973 convicted child killer Lester Eubanks was taken out shopping unescorted as a reward for good behavior. He did not return to his scheduled pick-up location and has been on the run ever since. usmarshals.gov/investigat…
American Robins and Waxwings will display intoxicated behavior after consuming certain species of fermented plants. audubon.org/news/spring-a…
Obsessive taking of selfies and posting to social media has been found to be linked to many symptoms common to mental disorders to include narcissism, low self-esteem, loneliness, self-centeredness, and attention-seeking behaviors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
Today I learned about an African American man who was shot by authorities during a protest in Boston. His name was Crispus Attucks, and he took two musket balls in the chest. First death of the American Revolution. Attucks was said to be exhibiting "mad behavior" and his shooters were acquitted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Today I learned of "harbinger customers" whose purchasing behavior can be correlated to a new product failing. These customers have been found to live in particular zip codes; and these customers and locations can even be correlated to supporting political candidates who are destined to fail. dacemirror.sci-hub.tw/jou…
The Sunk Cost Fallacy happens when you continue a behavior or endeavor just because you have invested time, money or effort. For example, you order too much food and then over-eat just to β€œget your money’s worth.” behavioraleconomics.com/r…
Today I learned about Castrator barnacles, a species that feminizes male crabs after parasitically taking control of their reproductive physiology. This causes the male crab to grow ovaries, develop female behaviors, and care for the barnacle's egg sack as its own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…
Richard Klinkhamer's wife "disappeared" in 1991. He then wrote a book on seven ways to kill your spouse. In 2000, new owners of his former home found the skeletal remains of his wife, and in 2001 he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. He was released in 2003 for good behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…

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