A video of some Japanese guys pulling off crazy ping pong shots is going viral. First they knock over tiny bowling pins. Then it becomes less about the trick shots, and more about being WEIRD.
Like instead of paddles, they use random things like a broom and frying pan. And there’s one point where a guy’s just playing in a suit covered in ping pong balls.
Go ahead and dump an entire bottle of Tabasco sauce on your lunch today. Sure, it might make for a few painful bathroom trips . . . but you’ve got to think about the bigger picture.
A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who eat spicy foods LIVE LONGER.
They studied data from more than 500,000 people in China, and found that people who ate spicy foods once or twice a week were 10% more likely to live longer than people who don’t.
And eating spicy foods three or four times a week bumped it up to 14%.
Spicy foods were also linked to less risk of getting cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.
The researchers say they need to study it more before they can say for a FACT that spicy food makes you live a longer and healthier life . . . but the evidence is all definitely pointing that way.
This could help the next time you need to talk to your boss . . . or you’re nervous about going up to someone at a bar. When you’re walking up to two people in the middle of a conversation, here’s a trick to figure out if it’s okay to interrupt.
Look at which way their FEET are pointing.
According to a body language expert, if they see you and turn their entire body so their feet are pointed at YOU, it means the conversation probably isn’t that important. And it’s okay to join in.
But if they only turn their head or upper body . . . with their feet still pointed at each OTHER . . . it means they’re fully engaged in the conversation, and it’s probably about something important.
So in that case, it’s best to keep walking and talk to them later.
You probably know a lot of the ways companies trick you into buying stuff . . . like making something 49.99 instead of $50. But here are three tricks you might NOT know about.
1. They put things in tall, skinny packages. In most cases, they could fit the same product in a short, wide package. But studies have found that when we see a tall, narrow box, we automatically think there’s more in it.
2. They CLAIM something’s cheap, and we believe it. In a 2007 study, researchers offered overnight shipping for “a $5 fee.” Then they changed the ad so it said “a SMALL $5 fee” . . . and suddenly 20% more people were interested.
3. Price anchoring. That’s the term they use when they put a price on something that’s way higher than they EVER planned on selling it for.
Like at a clothing store, you might see a tag that says the “original” price was $56. But in reality, the store NEVER sold it for that price. They just put it on there, because then you see $32 and think it’s a DEAL.