Psychology facts :

Couples who spend at least 10 minutes a day laughing together are more likely to have a stronger relationship.

Any friendship that exceeds the 7 yr mark is more likely to last an entire lifetime.

You can judge a lot about a person's character by what they laugh at.

A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talked to each other instead of talking about each other.

Kids who play video games tend to have better hand-eye coordination, a better memory, and better problem solving skills.

A person is more likely to use " K " in a text message when they have no interest in talking to you.

No matter what you're going through, music is always there for you.

75% of women ask questions in which they already know the answer to. This is why it's best to simply tell her the truth.

Everyone has a song in their playlist which they always skip, but never delete.

People who talk to themselves are more likely to have a high I.Q.

If you chew gum when you study a subject and then chew the same flavor when you the take the test it can help you remember.

Your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once!

Coca-Cola says only two people alive know the Coca-Cola 'recipe', and they aren't allowed to travel on the same plane in case it crashes.

Over thinking can cause physical and mental fatigue, it may also lead to chronic depression.

Ironically, sometimes the people who don't talk to you are the one's who really want to.

Psychology says, the best things in life are usually found when you are not looking for them.

Only the female mosquito bites, the male does not.

According to old myths, the inability to fall asleep at night means you're awake in someone's dream

Smiles have been proven to be more attractive on a woman's face than makeup.

A 99 year old man divorced his 96 year old wife after having been married for 77 years because he discovered an affair she had in the 1940's

Lack of sleep makes it difficult to control emotions which is why people are more likely to cry or laugh uncontrollably at night.

How corrupt is your country?

More Oregon Land Art

+Skye Witherspoon found some pretty cool stuff on Google Earth. It's the remains of the third major land art project that I worked on with my father. This one was really cool. It was a three dimensional installation made with poles of varying heights. Between some of these poles, thin wires were strung and would sing in the wind.

Years ago, the poles started to fall down. The owner of the land then came by and each of these posts were cut down at ground level (now used fence posts), removing all traces of the design. Since then, water and blowing dust have exposed the design once again. File this as another cool thing that you can find on +Google Earth. In the photo below, you can see that there is a strange discoloration of the earth in center of the dry lake.

Zooming in further to this location shows the remains of the design which is resemblant of a sand dollar. Check it out on Google Earth (42.601442,-118.44053).

Article by Miles Witherspoon

Oregon Land Art (Sri Yantra)

So, when I was a kid, I had the chance to do some pretty cool stuff that I think helped to inspire me as a traveler. For example, when I was 12, I camped out in the Oregon desert for a couple of weeks while helping my dad and some of his friends build a 1/4 mile design on the floor of a dry lakebed. It was really hard work because we didn't user any machines or special surveying equipment. We spent our serving as human power for the plow (used to make the lines) and lining up flags so that they'd be straight lines. It's a terrible photo, but I'm second from the left.


In the end, though, I'm pretty sure the effort was well worth the time invested. Viewed from the ground, you can see that this was no small feat - we had to draw some pretty big lines!

Desert Sri Yantra 1990: Northern outer gate looking east before completion of gates

From the air, you can see the design fully. It's a Sri Yantra which originated in India and is very beautiful. It was really accurate too because small errors are smoothed out as a result of the large scale involved, possibly making it the most precise version ever to exist.

Desert Sri Yantra from 9000 Feet

We kept the project anonymous and left no traces of us having been there. About 40 days, the Air Force based in Boise, Idaho discovered the design and it became a big mystery - folks on CNN thought it was aliens or special military antennas. The chatter died down pretty quickly though as my father and the rest of the team took credit. That said, there are still folks out there that think it was a big cover up job. One of my favorite quotes is, "why would well dressed men from another state come here and do something like this." As if the way you dress implies something about your sense of adventure...

I know differently. While the design is no longer there it serves as a reminder to me that getting out and doing far out stuff can be a lot of fun and really rewarding as well.

Article by Miles Witherspoon