LPT: If you want to introduce kids to.what stand-up comedy is, show them Brian Regan. He's squeaky clean and he still may be the greatest ever.
LPT: "Flaming Shots" are BLOWN OUT before drinking.
Movies/videos like to skip over the little bit of them blowing out the shot so it looks cooler. While not on purpose, I think this portrayal in media of drinking a flaming shot is a cause of many accidents involving drinking flaming liqueur.
If I can save ONE person from accidentally burning themselves under the mistaken impression that swallowing the alcohol will allow it to extinguish, this quick post is worth it.
OP, get out of Darwin's way.
If you save ONE person from thinking it's OK to drink a flaming beverage then they probably should have been thinned from the herd anyway
BONUS LPT: Want more alcohol in your drink? Don’t burn it off by “flaming.”
For anyone that is doubtful of this, just search for videos of “flaming shots fail.”
LPT: If you're having trouble sleeping, try putting on a Nature documentary. Especially one you've seen before. Nature is soothing, calming and stress reducing to humans.
This works incredibly well for me personally and I do this a lot to get to sleep when I need too.
If you have access to Netflix, there is a variety of nature shows available. Including stuff like Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Wildest Series(eg Wildest Islands), and others.
At first, if you've never really been into nature, you might be drawn in and want to watch the show, but after a while the same nature show you've seen before will start to be a calming and soothing. Rather than laying in bed bored and irritated your attention will be directed towards nature and you'll very often nod off. Nature shows rarely have seriously dramatic and intense moments, and are more spectacle and showcase than other TV shows.
They're more meant to be watched and absorbed rather than trying to follow a story line of sorts.
Plus many of the narrators chosen, especially David Attenborough, have calming and mild voices, rather than intense or attention demanding voices.
Exposure to nature makes people happier, and while a nature doc isnt exactly prancing around in the flowers, it's still beautiful and soothing.
So pick one, put the volume on low, and listen and eventually you may find yourself nodding off far easier than tossing and turning, letting your mind wander.
Eventually you may find one that is particularly good at making you nod off. For me that's Blue Planet.
Oh yeah, watching a lion tear apart a little mammal always makes me feel comfortable and warm inside. Sharks have that effect too.
While the sound is good, you should avoid any screens as the blue tinted light makes the brain think it's daytime.
I usually put on some kind of podcast. You get the soothing voice, and no light to mess up your sleep cycle.
99pi is good, but most story type shows work (for me). For some reason debate / talk podcasts as 'conversations with people who hate me' and 'Beautiful / Anonymous' keep me awake for longer. The fastest I've fallen asleep is to 'Welcome to Nightvale', a fictional radio news briefing from a fictional town with all sorts of lovecraftian stuff happening. The stories are really good at making your imagination run wild and soon you're in dreamland. Unfortunately there's a music piece after 10 minutes which wakes me up, but I usually fall asleep again within minutes.
How It’s Made
nature docs too busy sleeps to sounds of war instead
LPT: If your apology starts with "I'm sorry you..." then it's probably not an apology.
Interesting. My brain's immediate completion of the phrase was, "I'm sorry you are feeling sick."
But then again, that's not really an apology.
I'm sorry you feel that way.
I hate when people try to apologize by saying, "I'm sorry you feel that way."
Indeed, thats more a show of sympathy
LPT: If person is following you because of road rage and trying to get you to pull over, lead him to the local/nearest police station.
Or if you're near a roundabout, just speed up and follow them instead. First one to exit the roundabout loses.
Do people actually do that? I mean i get road rage but if youre inconvenienced by someone else's driving, you know whats REALLY going to inconvenience you? Going out of your way and interrupting your day to follow them just to be a dick.
I had a guy get oit of his car IN FRONT OF ME. He made for my driverside. I just started driving toward him. Never seen such regret in someone's eyes before as he ran back to his car.
Or just pull over, wait for him to get out of his car, then drive off.
LPT: If you're still hungry after a meal, try drinking water. You're body mistakes dehydration for hunger.
LPT 10/10 Grammar 5/10
No, YOU are body mistakes!
LPT: just drink more water anyway. If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. More water will make you feel better, have less headaches, feel more alert, and all sorts of other little things you never think about.
That's a 5/7 average, not bad.
LPT Half a banana is roughly equivalent to an egg if you're baking cookies,cakes etc
So you can make an omelet without breaking a few eggs???
Yep, just shell some bananas
I'd recommend poaching, there's no harder way to boil an egg really.
How do I make hard boiled eggs?
LPT: Copy all of your Top 100 songs from Spotify into a new playlist. Right click the playlist and press Create Similar Playlist. You will now have another 100 song playlist with new songs of similar genres.
I’ve always wanted to listen to Pandora because ai’ve heard it’s amazing and you get to discover new tunes but Spotify is smashing it at the moment!
Great tip :)
Spotify has a radio feature just like pandora!
You can right click any song, album, artist, or Playlist and make a radio station based on the selection.
Only difference between doing this and "making similar Playlist" is that the similar playlist will have song set. The radio will give you randomized songs every time you listen (more like pandora)
you download the desktop version, which is miles better
LPT: Librarians aren't just random people who work at libraries they are professional researchers there to help you find a place to start researching on any topic.
Not all people who work at a library are librarians. In order to be a librarian you need a masters degree.
Some libraries have their circulation desk and reference desk together. So if you need reference help try and locate the reference desk. Most if not all librarians will work at the reference desk.
This info matters because circulation staff may not be trained for reference help.
LPT: Librarians at your University often know more about finding scholarships than the financial aid office workers!
Edit: Clarification because of so many comments, the librarians know how to perform a search and help you find national scholarships. Financial aid office workers are often only aware of the university specific scholarships and will have less experience with finding national scholarship applications from a variety of scholarship granting organizations. This is my personal experience, in the US.
"Give me everything you have on Beyblade."
because financial aid office workers are the least helpful people by definition
LPT: If you get migraines and haven’t tried using cannabis for relief, give er a whirl. It’s changed my life.
That drive might take a couple days.
And where could I find some of this magic?
Also depression, opioid addiction, chronic pain, PTSD, insomnia, anorexia, and general boredom
LPT: If you get tired of all the bullshit and haven't tried using cannabis for relief, give er a whirl. It changed my life.