Punxsutawney Phil saw its shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter but how good is Phil's word? The National Climatic Data Center studied the statistics of such Groundhog Day predictions, and reported that the prediction accuracy rate is around 39%. Which is still higher than for most weather forecasters.
Show how life would be different if groundhogs ruled the world.
The appointment of Janet Yellen as Fed's Chair marks another cornerstone in women's increasing power and influence in this world. Yellen will be the first woman to head the world's biggest central bank in its 100 year history.
Forbes will be adding Yellen to the list of the top 100 women in power, where she will join Angela Merkel, Dilma Rousseff (Brazil's President), Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others.
Photoshop how life and the world would be different if more things - products, buildings, services, customs, etc - were designed by women or for women.
Internet giant Google celebrated its 15th birthday today. Born as a shy startup in a garage, Google has grown into the king of Silicon Valley, and an absolute darling of the Internet. We love Google and we use it daily.
Photoshop what life would be like if Google ruled the world. Some examples are: showing how companies and products would look if they were owned by Google (or merged with it), designing a new logo for Google, etc.
September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. 'Celebrations' of this Day started 1995 by John Baur ("Ol' Chumbucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy"), of the United States, who declared that on this day everyone should talk like a true pirate. The parodic tradition caught on and turned into a yearly holiday, to the great joy of the pirate fans all over the world. So remember when you see your co-workers this Friday, instead of usual "Hello" greet them with "Ahoy, me hearty!"
Photoshop how people and life would be different if pirates ruled the world. E.g. think of pirate movies, cars, animals, money, and of course pirate politicians and celebrities. Consider pirate sports too. Here's a good example. Arrrrr, photoshop, mateys!
Reckon th' best sea dog in this contest will win DUBLOON!
The second best buccaneer will get th' silver, th' third one th' bronze, an' th' fourth one some wood!
Next week is Dyslexia Awareness Week, and a lot of seminars are going to be held internationally where dyslexic people share their experiences with others. One of the ways to cope with dyslexia is to have a positive and even humorous attitude about it. One popular story told at such seminars is that Andy Warhol was dyslexic, and
when he said everybody is entitled to 15 minutes of fame he really meant 51 minutes. One of such seminars from the last year had a big banner saying
"If you are a dyslexic who can't laugh at yourself... get a file!"
Photoshop how the world would be different if dyslexia ruled. Change letter sequence in company names, books, show "dyslexic" newspapers and magazines, reflect how movies would be different if dyslexic people wrote movie titles and scripts. These are just some examples. Vahe nuf!