Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Three Second Rule
(Above: Laughing, too? Statue by Yue Minjun.)
This is just a wee bit creepy. Apparently, science (SCIENCE!) has shown that human beings do almost everything in three-second bursts. Hugs generally last three seconds. Goodbye waves last three seconds. Each of a baby's babbles lasts for an average of three seconds.
Life, it seems, may be a series of three-second windows. And we're not the only creatures who obey this rule. So do giraffes, pandas, and kangaroos.
Read more here. But I think we're gonna need to test this.