Jerry Weintraub, the producer of the 2016 Tarzan movie, originally wanted swimmer Michael Phelps to play Tarzan. Weintraub changed his mind after watching Phelps host Saturday Night Live for 2 minutes. yahoo.com/entertainment/m…
Today I learned of Alien Hand Syndrome where it is possible for a person to lose control of a hand. The impacted hand has a mind of its own and has choked, groped, or slapped cigarettes out of peoples hands against their will. Sometimes it is temporary lasting for 30 minutes or less but it can be permanent. medicinenet.com/alien_han…
Today I learned about Alien Hand Syndrome, a condition in which a person loses conscious control of one of their hands, and it seemingly acts as if it has a mind of its own. There is no known cure, although symptoms can be managed to some degree by keeping the alien hand occupied with something to play with. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
The Swedish maker of Jeppson's MalΓΆrt was free to sell the "medicinal" spirit in Chicago during prohibition, since law enforcement concluded no-one in their right mind would drink it recreationally. mashed.com/228928/the-unt…
Van Halen's producer (Ted Templeman) almost suggested replacing David Lee Roth for Sammy Hagar before the band's first album was recorded and 8 years before Sammy joined the band. Ted changed his mind after getting to know Roth's work ethic and songwriting skills. vhnd.com/2020/05/16/ted-t…
The maximum number things an average person can hold in their mind is 7Β±2 before the analytical portion of their mind is overwhelmed and the impulsive/emotional portion of their mind takes over decision-making. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
Solipsism syndrome is a psychological state in which a person feels that reality is not external to their mind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
There are only two "mind sports" recognized by the International Olympic Committee : chess and bridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Even though Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of electronic television, was disappointed by it for most of his life, he changed his mind the day he saw Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon thanks to his invention, telling his wife "this has made it all worthwhile". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Today I learned of hypercomputers, abstract machines capable of solving problems that were proven to be unsolvable by general-purpose computers. Some theorized cases of hypercomputation include the Universe itself, certain quantum mechanical events, and the human mind, but their existence has not been proven. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
In World War II, a group of witches gathered in the New Forest of England to harness a 'cone of power', in order to stage a magical assault on the mind of Adolf Hitler, sending a message to him that the Germans would not be able to cross the Channel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Euro banknotes and coins were designed with the visually impaired in mind - there are physical characteristics built in to coins and bills, such as different sizes, weights and colors, ridges and raised print. ecb.europa.eu/euro/visual…
Julian Jaynes theorized early man’s state of mind was one in which one side of the brain spoke, while the other listened and obeyed. The voices were experienced as auditory hallucinations, and Jaynes theorized that this lead people to believe the voices were coming from God. youtube.com/watch?v=zAiN3…
After Alexander Hamilton's son Philip was killed in a duel, his daughter Angelica lost her mind. She never recovered from her mental breakdown and spent the rest of her life in an "eternal childhood." In a sense, Hamilton lost two children that day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Jose Manuel Rodriguez Delgado was a Yale professor of neurophysiology in the 50s and invented the β€œStimoceiver” (implanted) that allowed him to control the minds of animals and people through electrical stimulation. He famously stopped a bull mid-charge towards him with his Stimoceiver. wikipedia.org/wiki/JosΓ©_M…
While the British TV show "The Avengers" started being filmed in color in 1966, UK viewers could only watch it in black and white, as there was no color broadcasting in their country. However, this decision was made with US export in mind, as Americans already did have color television in 1966. shropshirestar.com/news/l…
Archaeologists found traces of burnt cannabis on an altar in an ancient Jewish shrine, the first time cannabis has been identified in the Ancient Near East. Scientists believe there was sufficient THC to create a mind-altered state in those breathing the fumes. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned about the Delboeuf Illusion. Whereby the human mind will misestimate the size of an object surrounded by white. The smaller the white space, the larger the object seems. This leads to smaller plates making us feel fuller when compared to eating the same portion on a larger plate. foodnavigator-usa.com/Art…
The footwear company ASICS is an acronym for the Roman poet Juvenal's quote: "anima sana in corpore sano" (a sound mind in a sound body). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juv…
Forgetting why you went into a room is called the Doorway Effect, and can be explained as a result of how our minds are organised bbc.com/future/article/20…
Although lunar maria (dark basins on the moon) are usually named after psychic states, the IAU accepted the Soviet-discovered-and-named Mare Moscoviense on the basis that Moscow is a state of mind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A spider's webs are based on a their "state of mind". If they're hungry the web will be tighter. If they catch a more food in a certain area then will extend their web in that area. quantamagazine.org/the-th…
How extreme isolation warps the mind ["in darkness most people eventually adjust to a 48-hour cycle: 36 hours of activity followed by 12 hours of sleep. The reasons are still unclear."] bbc.com/future/story/2014…
While on death row, Ted Bundy reached out to a detective investigating the Green River Killer offering to help get inside the mind of a murderer. His insight helped lead to an arrest. biography.com/news/ted-bu…
The Backfire Effect: when given evidence contrary to their beliefs, instead of changing their minds - it strengthens them. brainpickings.org/2014/05…
For several years the CIA paid sex workers to bring men back to a β€œsafehouse” brothel so they could secretly dose them with LSD and watch what happened through a two-way mirror in an effort to find a mind control drug. discovermagazine.com/mind…
When legendary artist Salvador Dali went to a screening of a new surrealist art film in 1936 he became enraged and knocked over the projector half thru claiming the film maker had stolen the idea for the film from Dali's mind. He yelled: "He stole it from my subconscious!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
A 'master-mind' cyber-criminal, who was on the FBI's most wanted list, was arrested when detectives were able to figure out his laptop password. It was the name of his cat, followed by 123 telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
During the 30-years war the Count of Tilly was going to burn down a city, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, when a councilman tried to change his mind with 3 1/2 liters of wine. The Count declared that if anyone could drink it all in one go, he would spare the city. The mayor succeeded, and Tilly left. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
By tradition astronomers name lunar lava planes after states of mind, such as β€œSea of Tranquility”. However when Soviets discovered a new mare, they named it Moscoviense, after Moscow. This caused strife among astronomers, until it was agreed that Moscow is, in fact, a state of mind. nature.com/articles/48842…
A man named Oswald can be heard only at Embankment station saying "mind the gap". In 2012 they were planning on changing all voiceovers but decided not to at this station when Oswalds wife told them that he had passed away in 2007. She loved listening to him when on the way to work. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_t…
A 2017 study on censorship in Kidz Bop found that replacing words and phrases in songs does not disassociate the original in the minds of young listeners who have heard the uncensored song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
Young children develop "theory of mind" earlier if they know two languages, and in older people, bilingualism can postpone the onset of dementia. Researchers say the statement that learning languages makes people smarter has a sound scientific basis. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
They originally conceived Beavis and Butt-head Do America as a live action movie, with David Spade and Adam Sandler in mind to play the title characters. wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis…
Designed by Benjamin Franklin, the first official circulation coin of United States was inscribed with the words "Mind Your Business" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fug…
Today I learned about Huginn and Muninn (Old Norse for "thought" and "mind"), a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring information to the god Odin. The birds would depart at dawn and return at dinner-time to sit on Odin's shoulders and inform him of events on Midgard (Earth). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
Despite not being composed with any military victory in mind, Beethoven's 5th Symphony is now known as the Victory Symphony. The famous opening four notes - sort-shot-short-long, aligning with the morse code for the letter V - dot-dot-dot-dash. cmuse.org/beethovens-fift…
Today I learned of Sidney Gottlieb, who headed the CIA’s MK-Ultra LSD mind control experiments. Known as the "Black Sorcerer" and the "Dirty Trickster,” he retired to an ecologically friendly home, where he raised goats, ate yogurt and advocated peace and environmentalism. He also ran a leper hospital in India. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
California's vehicle emission laws are stricter than those of the EPA. Cars made for sale in the US are made with those standards in mind so they can be sold all over. Often, the EPA adopts California's standards a few years after the state institutes them. auto.howstuffworks.com/fu…
Today I learned of the disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos. Both men went missing in 2004 and 2003, respectively, under similar circumstances in Naples, Florida. Both men were last seen being arrested by Steve Calkins, who claims he changed his mind about both arrests and let them go. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
President Ronald Reagan wrote in his diary that the 1983 film The Day After "left me greatly depressed" and that it changed his mind on the policy on nuclear war. Reagan's memoirs drew a direct line from the film to his signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The CIA was on a Quest For Mind Control. They used Torture, LSD And had a β€˜Poisoner In Chief' npr.org/2019/09/09/758989…
As a result of it's war with the US government during the 1970s, the Church of Scientology discovered internal documents from the CIA which proposed a mind-control experiment in which hypnotized subjects would have an uncontrollable impulse to β€˜commit a nuisance’ on Groundhog Day in 1961. mitchellrepublic.com/news…
A Man paralyzed from waist down made history by walking again using mind-controlled implant to power his legs independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Your brain makes up its mind up to ten seconds before you realize it, according to researchers. By looking at brain activity while making a decision, the researchers could predict what choice people would make before they themselves were even aware of having made a decision. nature.com/news/2008/0804…
Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini was forced to hide during the Nazi occupation of Italy. She later identified nerve growth factor as a protein, winning the Nobel in Medicine. She lived to over 100 and claimed "At 100, I have a mind that is superior, thanks to experience, than when I was 20" jwa.org/thisweek/oct/13/1…
Why we have a stronger urge to pee when closer to the toilet. From an early age, we're taught to associate the bathroom with peeing. So the closer we get to one, that programming, located deep in the rivers of the subconscious mind, activates the thought and the body acts. shape.com/lifestyle/mind-…
A 'master-mind' cyber-criminal, who was on the FBI's most wanted list, was arrested when detectives were able to figure out his laptop password. It was the name of his cat, followed by 123 telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Actor Cary Grant experimented with LSD in the late 1950's an estimated 100 times and stated that it was the solution after many years of "searching for his peace of mind", and that for first time in his life he was "truly, deeply and honestly happy". theguardian.com/film/2017…

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