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Staying Put - 52323
"Nobody move" - The first line written in any detective novel.
Sometimes it pays to do absolutely nothing, sometimes it doesn’t. Before you attempt that today, let’s jump in …
The Daily Rabbit Hole: The History of Motionless Records
“Unfortunately, it had to be interrupted because of an insect bite. However, he still stood still for 35:22 hours in total.”
About a month ago, Beatriz Flamini emerged from a cave after spending 500 days in it without human contact. Described as an extreme athlete, despite the qualification for being so in this instance is doing absolutely as little as possible, Flamini and her team have declared her a world record holder. (“Guinness World Records has not confirmed whether there is a record for voluntary time living in a cave.”) During her time hanging out by herself in a cave she read a bunch of books, knitted hats, and lightly exercised while losing track of time.
From the linked article:
"I'm still stuck on November 21, 2021. I don't know anything about the world," she said after exiting the cave.
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: Sloths Swim at 0.5 mph
“This speaks to me on a personal level” - YouTube commenter
The Brontosaurus in the Room …
You might recall the famous line in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic, Jurassic Park, “Don’t move! He can’t see you if you don’t move.” This was how the cast avoided getting eaten alive by a T-Rex despite it very clearly smelling them an inch away. Like most things dino-related in the early nineties, the facts are all wrong. It’s likely that the T-Rex had eyesight at or near the same level as a modern day hawk, which means that everyone should have died in that scene. Admittedly, it would make the movie worse if it just ended there, but it doesn’t change the fact that the majority of people who watched the movie have carried on in life believing this one-off bit of unfounded trivia to be the truth.
Sometimes, life requires a little bit of movement - especially if a hungry T-Rex is looking at you.
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