Traffic lights on the floor
The Dutch town of Bodegraven has thrown a curveball at the problem of people not paying attention to the traffic while busy with their smartphones. They’ve put the traffic lights on the ground. Built by HIG Traffic Systems, a locally-based company, the lights are being tested at a single intersection.
Use your noodle
While glass noodles may seem lighter than other types of pasta, they have about the same amount of carbs as traditional pasta and more than whole-wheat spaghetti. Truth is, it takes about 54 grams of dehydrated noodles to yield a 1-cup serving of prepared glass noodles, which is 36% of your daily carb allowance. Because starch is a complex carb, it’s a good source of fuel for your body. Consider putting glass noodles on the menu if you need to boost carbs to support endurance sports or high-intensity exercise.
Older moms deliver
Children born to older mothers today tend to perform better on cognitive tests compared to their peers who were born to younger moms, according to a new study by researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE).
The findings are a surprising twist compared to 40 years ago, when research showed that children born to older moms were at a disadvantage. According to the researchers, the shift may be due to the changing characteristics of women who have children at an older age.
Heard of Misophonia?
Scientists discovered the disorder back in 2001. Misophonia refers to people who are easily annoyed by certain “trigger sounds” such as eating or chewing. While much of the medical community questioned its legitimacy as an actual disorder for some time, new research out of the UK’s Newcastle University finds that people who suffer from Misphonia have an abnormality in the emotional control mechanism that causes their brains to go into overdrive when hearing certain sounds.
Dan Akroyd is an extremely talented actor who just happens to have Tourette Syndrome. The Ottawa-born actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician is known for several amazing appearances, including Driving Miss Daisy, for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Fun fact about Dan—when he first worked as a writer for the comedy show, Saturday Night Live, he made $278 per week. We suspect his last gig got him a lot more.