Here are 5 things you should know.
1. If you notice a sulphuric smell while your bar tender is pulling your pint then they’re not cleaning their lines often enough.
Beer lines should be cleaned every 10-14 days. If they aren’t cleaned the gunk will build up within the lines (like cholesterol) and bacteria will thrive on it. This produces gases that smell like rotten eggs that you can notice if standing close to the tap when an ale or lager is being poured. Have a word with your guv’nor if this is going on at your local pub since it ruins the quality of your pint.
2. Putting Visine in drinks doesn’t cause diarrhea, but it can cause a laundry list of shockingly bad other ailments.
We’ve all heard the “bartender puts Visine in rowdy customer’s drink” stories, with the supposed effect being diarrhea. Thing is, although Visine doesn’t cause diarrhea, the active ingredient Tetrahydrozoline has been shown to have these nasty effects:
- Lowering body temperature to dangerous levels
- Making breathing difficult, or even halting it entirely
- Blurring vision
- Causing nausea and vomiting
- Elevating and then dropping blood pressure
- Causing seizures or tremors
- Sending the ingester into a coma
3. Indiana University’s CogSci Movie Index – a massive collection of thought-provoking films.
A great alternative to watching Inception for the 20th time 🙂
Some sample categories: philosophy, AI, neuroscience, psychology, perception, evolution, virtual reality
4. On the App Store, some poorly-reviewed apps will push occasional “bug-fix” updates to hide their bad rating.
You may have noticed this when Pokémon Go was tanking and they would push “minor text fix” updates to reset ratings.
Whenever an app is updated on iOS, the reviews displayed reflect reviews of the current version, not overall reviews. This makes sense when used correctly, but developers abuse this feature to make a poorly-reviewed application into a “blank slate” of sorts.
5. Some websites have multiple subscribe buttons, including inside the EULA.