Curious Times: Outnumbered by Dumb, Big Breasts and Happiness, Stupid Interview Answers 

You're OUTNUMBERED

If you aren't too stupid to comprehend it, there's a brilliant article by Professor Carlo M. Cipolla of the University of California in which he explains "The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity." Law No. 1: Everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. Law No. 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person. Cipolla explains that "one is stupid in the same way one is red-haired; one belongs to the stupid set as one belongs to a blood group. A stupid man is born a stupid man by an act of Providence." Law No. 3: A stupid person is a person who caused losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses. This one is obvious: "Our daily life is mostly made of cases in which we lose money and/or time and/or energy and/or appetite, cheerfulness and good health because of the improbable action of some preposterous creature who has nothing to gain and indeed gains nothing from causing us embarrassment, difficulties or harm." Law No. 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. And last but certainly not least, Law No. 5, which states that "A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person." Read the entire lengthy thesis at ecotopia.com/webpress/stupidity.

stupid answers

CNN asked managers across the continent to send in the stupidest things people have said during job interviews. Try to avoid some of these phrases the next time you're trying to get hired: "I would be a great asset to the events team because I party all the time."; "I get angry easily, and I went to jail for domestic violence. But I won't get mad at you."; "If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?"; "Cigarettes are getting more expensive, so I need another job."; "I've never heard such a stupid question."

just SWEEP THOSE DESERTS UNDER A RUG OR SOMETHING

While some mad scientists work on the idea of surrounding the Earth with a million mirrors to combat global warming, others are planning to build a giant wall around the Sahara Desert in order to stop the desertification of Africa. The 3,728-mile-long barrier would be created by flooding sand dunes with bacteria, which cause them to turn into sandstone in order to stop the shifting dunes and prevent the desert from further encroaching on currently habitable land. A similar plan called "The Green Wall of China" has proposed to stop the growth of the Gobi Desert in northwestern China. (BBC)

BIG BREASTS won't make you happy

A study from Dutch and Swedish scientists suggests that women who have breast augmentation surgery done for cosmetic reasons are three times as likely to commit suicide than the general population. The researchers believe the problem stems from issues of low self-esteem and poor body image in women who have breast implants and suggested that surgeons should evaluate women for psychological problems before carrying out any such surgery. "If women have a psychological problem and they are given breast implants, they will still have the problem," concluded the researchers. In similar yet totally different news, the new rage in cosmetic surgery is nipple enlargement, done with injections of collagen or cartilage taken from the patient's ear. Nipple surgeon Dr. Bruce Nadler says that most people do it for that "teasing look" of erect nipples, while others--mostly men--have nipple fetishes and want their nipples to be the "biggest, most desirable nipples possible." (Reuters Health)

A FEW INCHES SHORT

Life isn't any easier for men who are so concerned with their penis size that they opt for penis enlargement surgery. A recent survey carried out by a team of urologists from a hospital in London found that the average increase in penis length from surgery was a mere half inch, with over 70 percent of the men who had the surgery expressing dissatisfaction with the results. After analyzing 42 men who had the procedure, the researchers concluded that dissatisfaction with penis size is a psychological problem and should not be treated with surgery. (Fox News)

INTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK

People who eat popcorn at movies are three times more likely to cry during the film than non-popcorn eaters.

Get way more bizarro news at curioustimes.com.

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