Headbanging, Neanderthal muscles, Mavericks and more #StuffWeLearn
Ain't no meeting like a 42courses meeting because a 42courses meeting always starts with one cool thing we've learnt over the past week. This discussion of interesting facts usually derails us a bit, but we think it's well worth it. Here are is a mix of highlights from our last meeting....enjoy!
- Banging your head against a wall for an hour burns 150 calories.
- Young Neanderthal girls had bigger biceps than most adult male humans today.
- Babies recognise and prefer music that they heard whilst in the womb.
- When selling anything to corporates, the number one trick is to find a maverick who will champion your cause within their company. This person is usually somewhat of a rogue, which is why they’ll venture out far enough to take on your outlandish idea (relative to the existing systems corporates usually use).
- “Uppercase” and “lowercase” are two of many expressions we have taken from the early days of printing. These, of course, come from the time when workers who set the type chose letters from trays of “sorts”. The larger letters were kept in a case that was lifted slightly higher than the case of smaller letters.