Monday, May 11, 2015

Practical Psychology On The Highway

Australian traffic authorities report that a new road-safety campaign, which suggests that men who speed are compensating for having small penises, has been very successful.  The ads show eye-rolling women holding up their pinky fingers as a man speeds past.
[My Comment: The same ‘rule-of-overcompensation’ applies to those who drive oversized vehicles.] 

If You Never Aged, How Long Would You Live?

Each year, American adults have, overall, a 1-in-1,743 chance of dying in an accident.  That means that if health problems didn’t kill you & you never aged, you could possibly live to be 1,743 years old before a fatal accident got you.  But you could do better. A 9-year-old child has much lower odds of accidental death, about 1 in 10,000.  If we could keep everyone to this low rate (avoiding work and driving would probably help), we could typically live 10,000 years.  About 37 percent of the population could do better yet, living on average to the ripe old age of 20,000.