We all know the metaphorical interpretation of this proverb, but it is also scientifically true!
James Pomerantz, author of the scientific article ‘The Grass is always Greener: An Ecological Analysis of an Old Aphorism (1983). This scholar proves that ‘optical and perceptual laws alone will make the grass at a distance look greener to the human eye than the blades of grass perpendicular to the ground.’
Now that’s a really cool fact to keep up your sleeves!
Big shout out to GDKonstantine, a long time supporter of my website. He came up with this cartoon.
If you would like me to draw the cartoon to your single gag, drop me a line.
I’m the process of sprucing up my website with a range of things (actually ideas) I’ve been hiding on the back shelf until now.
But I can’t do this one on my own – I need your help by giving me your thoughts on this quick survey.
I’m creating a monthly newsletter for subscribers (this is in addition to the blog subscription you might already be on). But it’s a bit hard to entice people to click that funky new subscribe button without giving away something for free. So, here’s the question.
… but the obsession with oneself did
In a recent ad campaign, National Geographic decided ‘if you can’t beat them join them’. Titled ‘there are lots of terrible animal pictures out there’, National Geographic showed a series of animal selfies. The intent behind the campaign was to get people to look at the good shots that National Geographic take.
My favourite is the gorilla. What’s yours?
I sometimes find myself in snacking discussions with my children; holding the offending but circumstantial evidence (chocolate wrapper) in my hand. But I’m not perfect myself. I used to enjoy sneaking in a biscuit or two before dinner.
What’s your snacking weakness?