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"couple other authors" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"I've started researching this have found a couple other authors referring to, so. He's but they didn't even use his name so people missed it the first time. Wow, he got subbed tweeted before. Exactly. He embedded subtweeting as the subject, either one of them. So I told me that there was that part about, you know, just like Zeus married a sister Hera the first line of his Infamous poem. So another poet I think it was calamitous wage starts out a poem where he says the exact same words and then he interrupts himself a goes. No no. You stupid dog? You'll get yourself killed. Don't say that song. In an Italian guy only figured that out in the 1990s that they was talking about. So. He's that's fascinating, that is cool. So when's the next instance of palindromes become, okay, well it's back and forth all through history, that's kind of an interesting thing. You know, in the Greek World palindromes were going on, in China, palindromes were going on. So it goes in and out of fashion in every culture really goes through periods. Where people go, this is stupid. It's just artificial. This is bad. Poetry, this sucks. And then other people think is really cool and there's cycles of this in every society and they're offset. So, you know, a grease, you have, holy Christian palindrome, like walk around baptismal, font Snips on inama bottom. Iman oxen, wash your sins. Not only your face is found even today in churches, all across Europe and in Greece wage. Holy baptismal fonts. Okay, so if, if the the so the first palindrome that, that oldest palindrome that that we've been able to find is not it. It should all this one, we have surviving in the sense that we use it letter for letter backwards and forwards. It's from the first century BCE and it's a school textbook from Tempe is Egypt. So again, just like I learned about palindromes, kids were learning about palindromes in school back then, and so there's nothing before that in any other culture long as no. I don't want to claim, you know, as hard as anyone but there's a lot of info in the world, right? There is very much, but according to the info that you have, somebody knows started in Egypt and then, and as comfortable Greek language, family wage, There were two. There were a bunch found in Pompeii including the Greek one. From Tunis was in Pompeii and the famous sator square or wrote a square is really what we call it. Are you from birth that? Nope, that was the reason side. Yeah. Go ahead. Oh, I was just going to say the reason I didn't study Classics in college, says my Latin teacher telling me that I wasn't good at Latin was that I was going to have to study ancient Greek. So instead, this black square is in Latin and the movie tenant which nobody understood is completely based on the road to school and which might be why no one understand it so long, it's a visual thing I should draw out on the on the board back there it's a five by five square of words. That reads up down sideways backwards all the same and so you can bring it in either direction. You can do wrote us opera tenet a rep. Oh, st. Or or you can start with say, two or dos eight or a rep, o, tenit Opera rotas home, okay? And so right, those five words on top of each other like a word stack and that is it spells say toward down as well as across and at the end it goes up into the left off. Well in every direction. So you can imagine that tenet is like a A plus sign in the middle of it. Okay, right? Yeah. And what is the whole month? Credit was based on that? Okay. In a little square. Yeah. So for example, it's a go-ahead, actually, I've never heard of the movie tenant. Oh, really wage is like the first Hollywood Blockbuster. They tried to rush out in the middle of the pandemic and nobody went cuz it was in the pandemic. They kind of missed the timing on it. That's going to hurt. It was a guy Christopher Nolan, okay? Who's the Memento? And he's done a bunch of that guy. Yeah, that weirdo, that is just a huge, big budget movie. Okay, well good for him. I'm Night Shyamalan of words. Yeah, it's good for him. Good for him. Yeah. Memento of course. Also a palindromic movie because the whole thing goes backwards. Yep, he's obviously a dog Make a hero. But but it was a massive flop because nobody wanted to go to theaters, but it could, it could be huge in in the long, you know, if if he's if he's willing to play the long game if eggs are bad. Yeah, yeah. So yet, okay. So in that film for any listeners who may have seen the movie. So famously, everybody goes, I didn't understand what that was about. So it's not a time travel movie, it's a time-reversal. So someone has invented a machine that you go into the machine and when you come out, time runs backwards, you to compared to everybody else. Like Benjamin buttons. Well, like your your your direction of time is reversed. So it's today and then I wake up and then it's yesterday. And then I wake up, it's the day before or right? And and so these guys are using it to commit crimes. Of course like you can go into the future find out what the stock prices are go backwards. Tell somebody what they're going to be right. And so that's the kind of, that's kind of the idea and the always about money. So it was so sad, nobody's ever using time travel to fix things. Well, Quantum Leap. Welcome shirts, Joy, the world. That's okay. Arguably, fixing things from his point of view, right? It's certainly finite. Certainly it's perception. Is questionable truth, truth down here, it's a row, tosses, the name of the machine tenet is a password. They give you in the first scene, which is at an opera S8, or is the language Name of the villain Andres a tour and this is my favorite twist. So in this word square, we know what four of those five words are. As Latin words, the VIN number, and Latin words. A rep. Oh! Nobody has any idea what it is? It's just not a word. It just simply is not a lot more. People are made lists of all the networks. It's not one of the list. Some people go off. It must be a name. We don't know where people are made list of all the Latin names that.
Batch Tasks Instead of Multitasking, Mark Twains Procrastination Cure
"Today. You learn why classic diners are shaped like train cars. Why multitasking is impossible and what you should do to be productive. Instead and how you can use a simple tip for Mark Twain, stop procrastinating, unimportant tasks, let's stop putting it off. Instead of spy some curiosity on the award winning curiosity daily. Have you ever wondered why a lot of classic diners? Look like train cars diners are the best. They are do you. Always order breakfast. No matter. What time it is? I do. Yes. That's the right way to do it. We can go to diner together. Love it. The word diner covers a pretty broad spectrum of dining establishments. These days from your mom and pop joint around the corner to national chains like Denny's but diners have much more humble origins before diners were buildings. They were portable and before they were shaped like train cars they were shaped like horse carts in eighteen seventy two. An entrepreneur named Walter Scott from Providence Rhode Island got an idea he fitted a spare horse cart with the bare essentials. He needed to make food and he rolled it out at dusk. As a night lunch wagon for nightshift workers and theatergoers and anybody else out late at night. He served coffee, pies eggs and sandwiches. And he was so successful that he was able to quit his printing business, of course, other mobile lunch carts started to copy the idea and by the early twentieth century, the market was pretty much ruled by three manufacturers were Chester lunch. Car company tyranny and O'Mahony they kept growing and over time. The new dining cars weren't pulled by horses. They were hooked on the cargo trains when those dining cars arrived at their destination. They would lose their wheels. But keep the late night hours by the nineteen twenties dining car was shortened to diner. And by the thirties, the art deco style popular in train cars started to creep in diners to best when the diner really took off and became a piece of American identity. And here's a fun. Fact, do you know what? Diner capital of the world is New Jersey with more than six hundred diners, although my favorite diner is the double our diner from twin peaks, which by the way, it's called tweeds cafe in north bend Washington. And yes, I've been there. This must be where pies go when they die research says your brain is not wired for multitasking, but we all love saving time. So today, we'll tell you what to do instead of multitasking to spend your time more efficiently. I think I had multitasker as a bullet point on my resume for like ten years. Really? Yeah. Did you remove it after you got the job here? Believe it or not. I haven't updated my resume lately. But next time, I do I may remove it for this reason. Yeah. The thing about multitasking is that you're never actually doing tasks at the same time. You're just switching from one to the other and back again that's switching eats up more time than you probably realize in a two thousand seven study people who are interrupted by an Email or an instant message during a computer task were twenty to twenty five minutes behind by the time they resumed the first task even though the interruption only took ten minutes a third of those people took more than two hours to get back on task. So do the opposite of multitasking. And instead batch your tasks the idea is that you split up your tasks by category things like e mails writing and idea generation, then do all of each type in one chunk of time that chunk can be one four hour session on Mondays or a thirty minute session every morning and evening, whatever the tests calls for market in your calendar, and treat it like an. Appointment now, this works great for things like responding to emails or scheduling tweets, but it doesn't always work with creative tasks like writing and designing a twenty seventeen study out of Columbia business school found that when people regularly switched between tasks they performed better on a test of creative thinking than people who worked on one task the whole time. And even those who switched when they felt like it. So at the end of the day a little bit of both might be best batch those pesky tasks that eat up your time and save you're switching around for the creative stuff like how his reading emails the whole time. You read that I loved that. Very good, Cody. I was listening. I promise on topic. Today's episode is sponsored by purple metrics better sleep better. You remember multitasking is impossible. But try getting anything done when you haven't gotten a good night's sleep. That's really impossible. Yeah. Here curiosity. 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You are gonna love purple and right now curiosity daily listeners will get a free purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress. That's an addition to the great free gifts. They're offering site-wide just text curious to forty seven forty seven forty seven. The only way to get this free pillow is to text curious to forty seven forty seven forty-seven that's C U R S two four seven four seven four seven. Message and data rates may apply. Ready to become more productive. We've got a tip today. The comes from Mark Twain, supposedly we made a video about this on Facebook earlier this year, but it's worth repeating on our podcast, and it's called the frog rule. Do you ever use this? Ashley, I always use this. Actually, I try to always use this when I fail it's obvious and succeed it's like the best day ever. If you don't know what this rule is. Supposedly, Mark Twain once said something along the lines of eat ally. Frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of. Of the day. There's actually no definitive evidence. That Mark Twain spoke or wrote the phrase, there's even an alternate version that goes a little like this and this might help make this tip. Make more sense, quote, if it's your job to eat, a frog it's best to do it. First thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two, frogs, it's best to eat. The biggest one I on, quote and more practical terms, the frog is your worst least enjoyable task of the day that thing you're dreading. But a lot of the time. It's also the most important thing for you to do that day. At least a couple authors have written about the benefits of doing this self-development, author and public speaker, Brian Tracy wrote that quote successful effective people are those who launched a wreck into their major tasks and then discipline themselves to work steadily and single-mindedly until those tasks are complete unquote and retired US navy Admiral William mcraven says that he makes his bed every morning. So that he has a sense of accomplishment, the sort of his day not to mention some pride in sticking to a good habit of self-discipline tried at work this week and see how it affects. The rest of your work day that is where I find it is really really helpful definitely sending those dreaded emails making that phone call. You just don't want to deal with get out of the way before noon and the rest of your day will just go so smoothly.