The Science of Smiles: Just try to resist the power of the human smile. We dare you! In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the science behind all those upside-down frowns. Be sure to check out the accompanying image gallery by clicking here.
I polled a bunch of coworkers with the question, “How many people do you think died in the Boston massacre?” Guesses started at 20 and went up from there. But the reality was quite different, and today it’s known as a “massacre” because of some very persistent revolutionary spin doctoring.
Hollywood icon John Wayne once said, “Never apologize. It’s a sign of weakness.” Is that masculine advice why it’s thought that women tend to apologize more than men? Caroline and Cristen examine how men and women say “I’m sorry,” and myth-bust the stereotype of women as the sorrier sex.
The FCC is altering its rules on UHF channel ownership because the transition to digital TV has suddenly made these channels valuable. They used to be weak signal, locally operated broadcast channels. Perhaps not anymore.