Einstein’s brain complicated
London: Physicist Albert Einstein’s brain, though of average size, contained an unusually high number of folds which may have provided the genius with the ability to think in “extraordinary ways”, scientists claim.
The pictures of Einstein’s brain show a number of peculiarities. Although it was only of average size, weighing 1,230 grams, certain areas contain an unusually high number of folds and grooves, a comparison with 85 other brains showed. Anthropologist Dean Falk found “regions that are exceptionally complicated in their convolutions” in each of Einstein’s brain lobes. PTI
Serbian council warns of vampire
London: A local council in Serbia has issued a public health warning about a vampire being on the loose after an old ruined mill said to once have been the home of the country’s most famous vampire collapsed.
Sava Savanovic was believed to have lived in the shack on the Rogacica river in Zarozje village in the municipality of Bajina Basta and drank the blood of anybody who came to mill their grain. The watermill was later bought by Jagodic family, who were scared to use it as a mill, but discovered it was profitable when they started advertising it as tourist spot. ANI
Now, a website for ‘airport dating’
Washington: Love at first flight! Strandedairport passengers are increasingly turning to travel dating websites to combat boredom and meet new people while they wait at the departure gate.
Steve Pasternack, a web entrepreneur, has created a dating website Meetattheairport.com that enables travellers to connect at the airport.
The website asks new members to enter their personal interests, and an aesthetic profile, before adding flight details and departure airport. It then matches flyers up with individuals that have similar interests and travel arrangements.
So far people in the US, Mexico and Germany have shown most interest, although Pasternack says members have joined from all over the world. PTI
Man sells space on bald heads
New York: An entrepreneur from Texas has started a weird business by offering space on his or his co-workers bald heads for advertisements. 27-year-old Brandon Chicotsky said that he’s been flooded with inquiries since he launched Bald Logo last month. For 320-dollars-a-day, businesses are paying him to hit the streets with their logo or brand name temporarily tattooed on his or a co-worker’s head.
“It’s a thrill because it truly garners attention,” the New York Daily News quoted him as saying. ANI