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The Most Useless But Interesting Thing I Learned On Vacation

The Most Useless But Interesting Thing I Learned On Vacation

Travel can teach you a lot about yourself, different cultures, and life in general.  On my recent trip to Costa Rica I had many "learning" moments while enjoying exotic foods and experiencing new activities. Set all of that "cultured" stuff aside for a moment.  There is nothing high-brow or remotely relevant that I'm sharing in this post...

There are also many minutes of downtime when you are on vacation and your mind isn't thinking about that email or that slide deck or that ex-boyfriend you can't stand.  In those moments, you may learn or realize a thing or two about something completely off the wall, or have a serious "a-ha!" moment.  I had many of those mindless moments while in Costa Rica.  Some were while sitting in a raft during a particularly smooth stretch of water on the Balsa River. Others occurred while slowly waking up from an incredibly uninterrupted 9 hours of sleep.  But perhaps the most interesting things I've learned while on vacation are during random nights sipping a local adult beverage with good people.  

Coincidentally, the most interesting thing I learned while in Costa Rica had nothing to do with culture or food or anything at all relevant.  While sitting in a hotel restaurant with other travelers there was a lull in the conversation and suddenly someone says, "do you know psychopaths don't yawn when other people do?"  I swear I must have spent hours thinking about this concept.  I researched it, I asked others, and I pondered the meaning.  What I learned is that unlike other "normal" people that yawn on cue when others around them do, psychopaths lack empathy for others, and so are immune from the domino effect that is spontaneous yawning. Don't believe me?  Check this out. 

I know it's completely random but I thought I'd share this bit of useless information that blew my mind while on vacation...

Feature photo: the moment I learned about this random gem

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