Legendary salesman Jim Moran in 1938, preparing to sell ice to eskimos
Myth Busted: Can You Sell Ice to Eskimos and sand to Arabs? Due to global warming Inuit in the village of Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, have installed 10 air conditioners for about 25 office workers. I am not sure whether Eskimos buy ice cubes from their local grocery store but I do know that you can buy refrigerators in Greenland. How about selling sand to Arabs? The desert nation of Saudi Arabia has imported sand albeit for industrial purposes, but point the finger and it points right back, and closer to home the seaside town of Lyme Regis has imported 30,000 tonnes of sand from a quarry in Normandy. Apparently a ‘different type of sand’ to the sand they already had!
Myth Busted: It is possible to sell Ice to Eskimos and Sand to Arabs and selling someone something that they already have is alive and kicking. Each year we are sold things that we already have, Continue reading →
Myth Busted: The Moon Looks Bigger on the Horizon : Sometimes the size of the horizon moon can seem twice the size of the moon when it’s high in the sky at its zenith.
The moon does travel elliptically around the Earth and at different dates there is a difference of 48,110 Kilometres in distance from earth. In the scheme of things this does not account for the perceived difference in size, but only exaggerates the illusion. It’s all the fault of your brain deceiving your eyes. The perception is that the full moon looks much bigger at moonrise than when it’s nearer its zenith because Continue reading →
Myth busted : We only use 10 Percent of Our Brain
Through medical history neuroscientists and doctors have observed people functioning perfectly well when large portions of damaged brain cells have been surgically removed. This led to the myth that we only use a small proportion of our brains. Thanks to EEGs, or PET scans we now know that Continue reading →