October 15, 2013

Miscellany: Elephants, receipts, Roman Bathhouse, cell phones and Louis C.K.

Why do stores give receipts? Mostly so employees can't steal.

Elephants Know What It Means to Point to Something, No Training Required.  Smarter than apes.

They also love brides.  A bride's big day became even more memorable when an elephant invaded the wedding ceremony and put her head in its mouth.

After the Australian woman tied the knot in the Thai resort of Phuket, she walked up to the exotic uninvited guest.
But when she was a few feet away, the three-year-old Indian elephant wrapped its trunk around her and pulled her towards its mouth.

 Bride+Elephant

And it did not do the bride - who had travelled from Melbourne for her wedding - any damage other than a dose of bad breath, as the elephant soon let her go.

A Roman Bathhouse Still in Use after 2,000 Years

 Roman-Bathhouse In Algeria

Single males between the ages of 18 and 55 only change their sheets an average of four times a year.

Women, on average, change their sheets every week.

How often do you check your phone? The average person does it 110 times a DAY

People look at their phones the most between peak hours of 5pm and 8pm.  During these hours, 75% of users are actively using their devices
Average number of times a user checks their phone is nine times an hour.  This increases to once every six seconds for 'highest frequency users'

Why Louis C.K. won't give his daughters cellphones

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