I've never thought of myself as someone who is great at "attention to detail" (but I'd never say so in a job interview because that would just be interview suicide). However, things are just getting ridiculous. I've made a bunch of embarrassing mistakes which, if someone else had done it, would have given me reason call them a total idiot who's crap at their job.
And I've been assured it'll get worse. Soon I'll be unable to talk in complete sentences. Is that how babies learn to speak babytalk? Because they spend their formative years with their (temporarily) brain-shrunk mums?
I needed something to distract me from my intelligence leakage, so I've been leafing through a book called The Odd Body 2, by Dr Stephen Juan. It's an Aussie compilation of questions and answers sent in by readers, and full of interesting miscellanea. For instance:
- A woman over 40 is 128% more likely to bear a left-handed child, than a woman under 40.
- Studies have shown a correlation between hayfever and shyness (snorting, sneezing and wheezing would tend to stop me from putting on my suave act, so yeah).
- Children under six don't blush.
- Men hiccup more than women.
- Inuit are among the most hairless people on the planet, which is odd because you'd think they'd need the extra cover.
- Human stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
- The subject people most dream about is falling, followed by being chased; trying but failing to perform a simple task; doing chores at home, work or school; and lastly, sex.