Author: Mr. Info Nugget

Another Great Site: curiosity.com

rsz_curiosityimaThis is a great place to visit daily — even better, download their mobile app and see all the curated posts the Curiosity team posts every day.

The app is very simple to use: each 24 hours there will be five new posts, and all you have to do is swiping down to see a beautiful image, a headline, and a brief description of the subject. After you reach the fifth picture, swipe down one more time and bingo! — there is a graphical rank that shows the audience reaction to each post — see the image on this post? That’s the rank.

The articles and videos range from  “Amazing Planet” to “Writers”. I didn’t count how many subjects they have, but it should but more than a hundred! — visit this page to see all of them.

Have fun: https://curiosity.com/

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Curiosity Stream – Affordable and Fun!

curiositystreamStarting at 2.99 US dollars/month you will have access to more than 1,500 documentaries. According to them:

Watch 1,500+ titles from the world’s best filmmakers, including exclusive documentaries from CuriosityStream.

Simple math: if the average length of each documentary is 45 minutes — I really don’t know if this number is accurate, but let’s use it for this exercise — it means 1,500 documentaries X 45 minutes = 67,500 minutes of fun & learning!

It gives us 1,125 hours of watching time! If you have time to watch 1.5 hours per day, it would take 750 days to watch all of them, i.e. two years in round numbers. Finally, your investment will be around 72 dollars: 2.99USD X 24 months — a bargain.

If you have time to watch 1.5 hours per day, it would take 750 days to watch all of them, i.e. two years in round numbers. Finally, your investment will be around 72 dollars: 2.99USD X 24 months — a bargain. For sure you may not want to watch all of them as some may not interest you, but there is still content for many hours of learning & fun!

Instead of spending hours doing nothing on the social medias, why don’t you give you a chance to learn more a little each day?

Have fun!

https://curiositystream.com/

 

The Most Impressive Thing You’ve Ever Learned: Your First Language

BabyThe other day a friend of mine said that he considers amazing people who can speak well more than one language.

I agree but much more impressive is the way we learn our first language.

If you have ever gotten the opportunity to watch a baby during the speak acquisition phase, you may understand what I am talking. While learning the words may be consideration an imitation process as the baby develops the proper muscles and movements to reproduce what they listen, the process of learning how to put the sounds together to express feelings and ideas is absolutely fascinating. Think about it: we start with simple commands like give, want, yes, no or imitating animal sounds and soon we are expressing more elaborated thoughts and arguing. Try talking to a 2-3 years old being and most of them will tell you the color and music the like more. Sure that it depends on the way you ask: giving two options: what do your prefer? Red or blue? will work better that asking if they prefer one in dozen colors. Give it a try.
If there is any baby learning how to speak around you, play a close attention to how the speaking ability evolves, literally, daily!

Further Reading:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_acquisition
  2. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/innateness-language/

You Should See This Documentary: USA History

Olive Stone will take you to an amazing and surprisingly adventure thru the United States History. Forget what you’ve learned at school!

Oliver Stone’s – The Untold History of the United States

Site: http://www.untoldhistory.com/
Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/browse?jbv=80127995&jbp=0&jbr=1
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Untold_History_of_the_United_States