Tuesday, 17 September 2013

News from Around the World (17/9)

Mysteries of Air Travel - But as a frequent flyer, I’d much rather have the book, which is a far more comprehensive book of questions and answers about airplanes, airports, airlines and the psychology of flying. Here are some excerpts — factoids that every flier should know.

10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People - Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative.


Science of Introvert and Extrovert - Extroverts are typically thought of as those people who are outspoken, outgoing and predominately concerned with what's going on with the outer world. Introverts, by contrast, are quiet, reflective and focused on the inner (mental) world. However, E/I is often seen as a kind of continuum, with people exhibiting a mix of introverted and extroverted tendencies —"ambiverts" fall somewhere in the middle of this continuum.

Building a bomb that won’t blow up - The bomb would be made with a new variant of ammonium nitrate fertilizer that had been touted as non-detonable. For Pentagon scientists, such as Best, the search for a fertilizer that doesn’t explode has beena Holy Grail-like quest.