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u/robotco · 1 pointr/thatHappened

for those of you who want a great layman's explanation of E=MC^2 delivered through some pretty fascinating stories check out E=MC^2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

it is very good

u/justabuffalonian · 6 pointsr/thatHappened

this is from a coffee mug they sell on Amazon.
source: Gifts For Mom From Daughter | Thanks For Being My Mom, If I Had a Different Mom, I Would Punch Her In The Face and Go Find You | 15 Oz Ceramic Coffee Mug | Best Mom Mug | Unique Gift | Gift Wrapped

u/lemayo · 7 pointsr/thatHappened

I'm assuming so. Once again, innocent from the kids perspective. You might've been a little hurt (depending how sensitive you were), but I guarantee the mom felt super bad.

My favourite one was being in a book store when my oldest (and only at the time) was like one and a half. I was looking at something, and she was looking at some books like 5 feet away from me, and walked over holding up some book called "What White People Like" (she obviously had no idea), and there was a black person right beside us.

Edit: "Stuff" White People Like (

u/Triplanetary · 364 pointsr/thatHappened

I suspect that the number of Trekkies who would have you believe that they're fluent in Klingon is much higher than the actual number of Trekkies who are fluent in Klingon.

I mean, the media seems really fascinated by the notion that there are a bunch of nerds running around speaking some fictional nerd language (hence the portrayal of such in shows like The Big Bang Theory), but it just doesn't make any sense. Yes, Klingon is a fully realized language constructed by a real-ass linguist and all that, but all that means is that it takes just as much time and effort to learn as a real language, and without the benefit of being able to find any real level of immersion (the snippets of Klingon in the show certainly aren't enough, so you're pretty much stuck with reading Hamlet in Klingon). And anyone who's devoting all those hundreds or thousands of hours to learning a fictional language, as opposed to the many actual useful skills or languages that a nerd could learn in that same amount of time, probably isn't getting outside enough for you to ever actually meet them.

u/thehaga · 4 pointsr/thatHappened

No More Mr. Nice Guy is a great book that explains why if you/anyone are/is interested. This is a actually a very serious and prevalent issue that has an unhealthy influence on both (or more, if kids etc.) people in the relationship.

u/shinypretty · 2 pointsr/thatHappened

Completely off topic, I had to read a book called "The Peculiar Institution" in college. Quite the interesting read, and I hadn't even thought about it in decades.

Also: "peculiar" is a hard word to type.

u/GGGilman87 · 2 pointsr/thatHappened

My son is 12 and he's been shown flat earth clips. I showed him my copies of The Smoking God and The Missing Diary of Admiral Byrd and he threw out his Flat Earth booklets. Discs are for playing with Frisbees, the Earth is hollow.

u/WeaverofStories · 8 pointsr/thatHappened

The question is, does this book actually exist?

Edit: It actually does.

u/Mutant1King · 41 pointsr/thatHappened

The entire comment was that "this has happened to me twice in the past month so I can 100% see that this could have happened to her." I'm sorry that you're unable to use context clues to extrapolate information from text. May I suggest a bit of light reading?

u/Topples7 · 1 pointr/thatHappened

But your organs don't get transplanted unless you're brain dead. (Which I'm assuming he wasn't)

He died to become a crash test dummy, help someone learn Botox injections, or literally rot in a field for years.

Source: (This book)[] I read a while back

u/carlfish · 1 pointr/thatHappened

Amusingly mirrors (with the "moral" of the story reversed) the opening anecdote of the chapter about Microsoft in Cringely's Accidental Empires, probably equally apocryphal, but at least with the pedigree of being printed 25 years ago in a real book by an author who at least claimed to have done contemporary research.

> William H. Gates III stood in the checkout line at an all-night convenience store near his home in the Laurelhurst section of Seattle. It was about midnight, and he was holding a carton of butter pecan ice cream. The line inched forward, and eventually it was his turn to pay. He put some money on the counter, along with the ice cream, and then began to search his pockets.
> "I've got 50-cents-off coupon here somewhere," he said, giving up on his pants pockets and moving up to search the pockets of his plaid shirt.
> The clerk waited, the ice cream melted, the other customers, standing in line with their root beer Slurpies and six-packs of beer, fumed as Gates searched in vain for the coupon.
> "Here," said the next shopper in line, throwing down two quarters.
> Gates took the money.
> "Pay me back when you earn your first million," the 7-11 philanthropist called as Gates and his ice cream faded into the night.
> The shoppers just shook their heads. They all knew it was Bill Gates, who on that night in 1990 was approximately a three billion dollar man.
> I figure there's some real information in this story of Bill Gates and the ice cream. He took the money. What kind of person is this? What kind of person wouldn't dig his own 50 cents out and pay for the ice cream? A person who didn't have the money? Bill Gates has the money. A starving person? Bill Gates has never starved. Some paranoid schizophrenics would have taken the money (some wouldn't, too), but I've heard no claims that Bill Gates is mentally ill. And a kid might take the money -- some bright but poorly socialized kid under, say, the age of 9.
> Bingo.

u/LeadPeasant · 11 pointsr/thatHappened

I love how quick you were to assume I had no evidence, without even doing the quickest of google searches. Shows your bias, but I'm always happy to dig up studies for people.

Here's a study from a brain tumor charity which reports that women are significantly more likely to face delays getting diagnosed with brain tumors. Here, I'll even quote it:

>Men were more likely than women:
>• to be diagnosed within a year of initial symptoms
>• to see 3 months or less pass between their first visit to a doctor and diagnosis
>• to have seen a doctor only once or twice prior to diagnosis.
>Women were more likely than men:
>• to see between 1 and 3 years and 5 or more years pass between first symptoms and diagnosis
>• to wait 10 or more months between their first visit to a doctor and diagnosis
>• to have made more than five visits to a doctor prior to diagnosis.

It also states that women were more likely to believe that the doctors didn't know what they were talking about. I suppose the waiting times and constant referrals will do that to you.

here's a study on the misdiagnosis of depression in female patients. It estimates that 30-50% of women diagnosed with depression are misdiagnosed, however it is worth mentioning that this study's a little old now, I'd be interested in seeing how things have improved in the past twenty-odd years.

Here's a study released saying that more than twice as many women had to make more than three visits to a to a GP before getting referred to a specialist for bladder and renal cancer. Here's a quote:

>Each year in the UK, approximately 700 women with either bladder or renal cancer experience a delayed diagnosis because of their gender, of whom more than a quarter (197, or 28%) present with haematuria.

Because you don't know how to google things, I'll tell you what haematuria is: blood in urine. A over a quarter of women facing delays for seeing renal cancer specialists were pissing blood.

Here's a big one which broadly concludes that women's diagnosis for rare diseases took about twice as long or more than men's diagnosis. For example, Crohn's disease: Men's average: 12 months. Women's: 20 months.

Here's a quote:

>It is speculated that the later diagnosis of CD in women might be due to the fact that many physicians are quick to attribute CD symptoms to common causes. For example, abdominal pains may be explained as gynaecological in origin and weight loss to dieting or even anorexia nervosa.

Regarding Cystic Fibrosis:

>A later diagnosis in women than in men is surprising since the life expectancy of women is shorter than that of men among patients with CF

I pulled most of this from an excerpt from this book. I'd suggest you read it, but I doubt you would. You're obviously not a curious person.

u/Roflmoo · 0 pointsr/thatHappened

A lot of what Bush did was played up because the man came off as an absolute moron. He was a terrible public speaker, and literally filled books with his oratory blunders. This raised the profile of his mistakes and poor decisions, as everyone was searching through everything he said to find more comedy gold.

That said, (and completely leaving out everything regarding the Iraq War and WMDs) there were a few other major reasons he was hated:

  1. He wasn't elected in 2000, yet became the President anyway.

  2. He skipped out on going to Vietnam.

  3. His Death Penalty fetish. "As Texas governor from 1995-2000, he signed the most execution orders of any governor in U.S. history—152 people, including the mentally ill and women who were domestic abuse victims. He spared one man’s life, a serial killer."

  4. He ignored the Aug. 6, 2001 White House intelligence briefing titled, “Bin Laden determined to strike in the U.S.”

  5. He kept reading a picture book to grade-schoolers for seven minutes after his top aides told him that the World Trade Centers had been attacked in 9/11. Then Air Force One flew away from Washington, D.C., vanishing for hours after the attack.

  6. He cut veterans’ healthcare funding.

  7. Cut Pell Grant loans for poor students.

  8. Fired seven U.S. attorneys who did not pursue overtly political cases because of lack of evidence.

  9. When Bill Clinton left office, 31.6 million Americans were living in poverty. When Bush left office, there were 39.8 million, according to the U.S. Census, an increase of 26.1 percent. The Census said two-thirds of that growth occurred before the economic downturn of 2008. The Census also found that 11.6 million children lived below the poverty line when Clinton left office. Under Bush, that number grew by 21 percent to 14.1 million.

  10. He set the record for the fewest press coferences and the record for the most vacation time. Reporters analyzing Bush’s record found that he took off 1,020 days in two four-year terms— more than one out of every three days. No other modern president comes close. Bush also set the record for the longest vacation among modern presidents—five weeks.

    Despite everything, he was never held accountable for his actions. This list was heavily edited down to make it only 10 items.