1,022 – that’s the number of nouns recognized by Chaser, thought to be the world’s smartest dog, who died in July at age 15. Chaser’s owner, a psychology professor, trained her by holding up an object, like a dog toy or Frisbee, repeating its name over and over, and then hiding it and asking her to find it.
- It wasn’t always called the Pumpkin Spice Latte. One of the original name ideas for the latte was Fall Harvest Latte. It became “PSL” because baristas needed an abbreviation for cups.
According to Harvard Business Review, “we’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly – at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, etc. You probably break the awkward silence with this standard question: ‘So, what do you do?’”
Hey, Tweety Bird – Sylvester might never have been your biggest problem. Turns out that bird bones first thought to be the remains of an ancient eagle actually belonged to a prehistoric bird scientists came to name, “Squawkzilla.” At about 3 feet tall, the bird would probably have stood nearly as tall as the average American 4-year-old.
In 1971, the average 19-year-old man weighed 159.7 pounds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and the average woman 131. Today, the average man weighs 14 pounds more, and the average woman 20 pounds more.
SOURCE: New York Times Sunday Styles, 8/17/19