Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nonsense -- and Non

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
Dr Seuess

I like nonsense too, so here's some non-nonsense, interspersed with some nonsense, about the brain:

-The brain processes approximately 70,000 thoughts per day.
-There are 100 billion nerve cells in the brain.
-The brain has no pain receptors, so it feel no pain.
-Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you're awake -- enough to illuminate a light bulb.
-It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum warns the rest of your brain that you are about to do so. Alerted, the brain ignores the resulting sensation. (Try it if you don't believe me!)
-How much of the human brain do you use? 100%
-How much of the information that you hear do you forget? 90%
-A cooked potato can jump-start your brain when you're feeling foggy. Problem is, I'm not sure what you're supposed to do with that potato!

It is good to rub and polish our brains against that of others.
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson

It may well be there is something else going on in the brain
that we don't have an inkling of at the moment.
Roger Penrose

A man who works with his hands is a laborer;
a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman;
but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
Louis Nizer

The surgeon knows all the parts of the brain
but he does not know his patient's dreams.
Richard Seizer

Don't lose
Your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it
Burma Shave

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