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Friday, January 27, 2006

Tidbits

Who's the guy who visits Edgar Allen Poe's grave every year, and leaves
roses and cognac? And is it the same guy who's been doing it since 1949?

Paul Thomas Anderson is making a movie out of Upton Sinclair's mucracking
novel, "Oil!". It will star Daniel Day-Lewis.

This is why I should become an academic. Link to pdf of paper by Simons, D. J. & Levin, D. T. (1998): "Failure to detect changes to people during a real-world interaction." The researchers have an actor stop passersby and ask for directions, then actors depicting workmen pass between them with a large door, and the original actor is swapped with someone else. The directions-givers don't have a clue!

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