Vicks VapoRub may harm children, zinc supplements reduce alcohol-related birth defects, and rats whose mothers drink during pregnancy are, on reaching puberty, excited by the smell of alcohol on another rat’s breath.  Orphaned infant chimps who are cared for lovingly by humans are smarter than human babies.  Women are good at distinguishing cute babies from ugly babies, but menopausal women are as bad as men at doing so.  A newborn boy in Colorado was found to have a hand, foot, a thigh, and intestines growing in his brain.  Girls are four times better than boys at growing up with heroin-addict parents, teenagers in love get in less trouble, and adolescents with unpopular names are more likely to commit crimes.  Cows with names produce 3.4 percent more milk than nameless cows.

— from Harper’s Magazine (April 2009) Findings (p.84)

ABBA – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)


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