The Banyankole tribe in Uganda allows the bride's aunt to sleep with the groom before marriage as a confirmation of the groom's potency and virility. The bride's aunt also takes on the responsibility of confirming that the bride has defended her virginity before the marriage is consummated.โ€ฆ
The brain's posterior medial frontal cortex, involved in decision-making processes, decreases its activity when we encounter an opinion that disagrees with ours, while it increases it if there is agreement. This tendency to favor information that validates our ideas is called Confirmation Bias.โ€ฆ
When Connecticut's Emergency Alert System was activated in 2005 calling for the immediate evacuation of the entire state, residents did not evacuate; the most common response was to 'change the channel' or seek other confirmation.โ€ฆ
In 1997, dockers in Oakland, Vancouver, Yokohama and Kobe refused to work a scab ship from Liverpool in solidarity with 500 Liverpool dockers who were sacked for refusing to cross a picket line. There is no confirmation of what finally happened to those containers.โ€ฆ
The Cherokee and Choctaw Nations can legally appoint non-voting delegates to the U.S. House of Representatives. To date, only one has been nominated and is awaiting confirmation.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of female-to-male transgender athlete Zdenฤ›k Koubek who won two medals at the 1934 Women's World Games. He underwent gender confirmation surgery in 1936, married a woman, and then retired from athletics.โ€ฆ
In 2009, a drunk New Zealander lost a poker bet and had his name changed to "Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova". He found out that it was accepted 5 years later after receiving a confirmation letter.โ€ฆ
The original confirmation boxes in software which we now have as "OK" and "Cancel" were originally "Do It" and "Cancel" but were changed because in the initial testing users thought the software was insulting them by calling them a "Dolt".โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the 84ft Draupner Wave, the first time rogue waves were recorded in nature and scientific confirmation of a sailor's mythโ€ฆ
In 1899, Denver journalists wrote a fake story that China was tearing down the Great Wall. To their surprise it was picked up by a major newspaper with "confirmation" from officials and illustrations of the wall being torn down. The hoax spread across the U.S. and Europe without being debunked.โ€ฆ
"Confirmation bias" is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities.โ€ฆ
RSVP is an initialism derived from the French phrase Rรฉpondez s'il vous plaรฎt, meaning "Please respond" to require confirmation of an invitation.โ€ฆ
"OK" become the standard on confirmation buttons because "Do It" was mistaken as "Dolt".โ€ฆ
That, using a basic food-reward system, normal household dogs were trained to detect both lung and breast cancer with 90-100% success rate when checked by biopsy-confirmation, only by smelling patients breath. This also after only a few weeks of training.โ€ฆ
Confirmation bias is usually described as a tendency to notice or search out information that confirms what one already believes, or would like to believe, and to avoid or discount information thatโ€™s contrary to oneโ€™s beliefs or preferences.โ€ฆ
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Matthews had the closest confirmation in the history of the United States Senate. He was confirmed by only one vote.โ€ฆ
Instead of the traditional gifts of a watch and pair of long pants, rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun's mother gave him a telescope for his Lutheran confirmation, sparking his passion for astronomyโ€ฆ
Osama's death confirmation comes on the anniversary of President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" stunt.โ€ฆ
The real reason Congressman Richard Harding Poff declined a US Supreme Court nomination was due to his fear that the confirmation process would reveal his son Tom was adopted. He ended up having to tell the child anyway.โ€ฆ
:in 1947, Maurice Fargues, a French diver, participated in an attempt to determine the maximum depth a scuba diver could reach. Tagging his name along an anchor line for confirmation, Fargues reached that depth at 120 meters when he failed to signal. Resuscitation attempts continued for 12 hours.โ€ฆ
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, did not like grammar Nazis, instead advising us to correct people using indirect 'answer or confirmation or discussion of the subject itself rather than the term used'.โ€ฆ
Confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias that involves favouring information that confirms previously existing beliefs or biases.โ€ฆ
Upon the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court of the United States, President Lyndon Johnson predicted that "many black baby boys will be named Thurgood in honor of this choice."โ€ฆ
Confirmation bias or the backfire effect has an actual physical basis.โ€ฆ
Carlos Hathcock, an American sniper, had 300+ kills in Vietnam. Because snipers often did not have an acting third party present and that most targets were behind enemy lines, confirmation was difficult.โ€ฆ
Whenever you type words for security-confirmation purposes with CAPTCHA you are actually helping translate old texts - Currently the archives of the NY Times.โ€ฆ
10 to 15 per cent of professional fund managers use astrology as a secondary or confirmation tool to trade the marketsโ€ฆ
There is a non-Christian confirmation of the crucifixion of Jesusโ€ฆ
The bomb that was dropped over Nagasaki was meant for Kokura, but it was cloudy that day and the pilot was unable to get visual confirmation of the target.โ€ฆ
Project FUBELT (also known as Track II) is the code name for the secret CIA operations that were to prevent Chilean Salvador Allende's rise to power before his confirmation, and promote a military coup in that country.โ€ฆ
A man was once nominated by the President to the Supreme Court, and won confirmation by the Senate, but declined to serve, preferring to remain a state legislator.โ€ฆ
A Supreme Court nominee's movie rentals from a local video store were once published during confirmation hearings. This eventually led to legislation specifically aimed at preventing disclosure of what movies and video games an individual rents or buys.โ€ฆ
George R. R. Martin, the best-selling author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, was born with only one R in his name, getting his second one at the age of 13 as a confirmation nameโ€ฆ
George RR Martin has a second middle initial as his "confirmation name"โ€ฆ
If a polypeptide 100 amino acids long tested every possible folding configuration sequentially it would take longer than the age of the universe to arrive at the native confirmation of the protein.โ€ฆ

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