[REBLOG] Top 10 most guarded places on Earth

It seems that Listverse removed this post! What a tragedy! The need for security is essential to our survival. This is especially the case with certain things, whose secrets are so important that they require some of the highest levels of security in the world: below, you’ll see military bases, intelligence centers and other facilities which are given unbelievable protection …


[REBLOG] The Bouba/Kiki effect

This post was reblogged from Futility Closet. It was originally written on 22 May, 2011 by Greg Ross. View the original article here. In 2001, USCD psychologist Vilayanur Ramachandran presented these shapes to American undergraduates and to Tamil speakers in India. He asked, “Which of these shapes is bouba and which is kiki?” Around 98% of the respondents assigned the name kiki to the spiky …