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Sharps 1st Type falling block pistols
Manufactured by C. Sharps and Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856. About 500 1st Type pistols were made between 1854 and 1857. They ranged from .31 to .34 caliber and used the same falling block action as Sharps’ much more famous rifle/carbine design. It failed to achieve commercial popularity as the market for single-shot pistols gradually faded away with the introduction of reliable revolvers.

Sarsaparilla : James D. Julia Inc.

Ronaldo’s record collection | October 17, 2015
- via uefa.com

- Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer (324 goals in 310 matches)
- Most European Golden Shoe awards (4)
- Longest scoring run (8) in successive UCL matches (2013/14)
- Most goals scored (9) in a single UCL group stage  (2013/14)
- First player to score 10 goals or more in 4 consecutive UCL (in 2011/12  & 2014/15)
- Most goals registered (17) in a single European Cup season (2013/14)
- First player to score against all 19 Spanish Liga clubs in a single campaign (2011/12)
- Most goals (26) in UEFA European Championship (qualifying and finals)
- Most hat-tricks in the Spanish Liga (28)
- Most goals (31) netted in a single 38-game Premier League season (2007/08; shared with Alan Shearer and Luis Suárez).
- Most goals scored (36) in the UCL knockout rounds
- Most league goals notched (48) for Real Madrid in one season (2014/15)
- First player to hit more than a half-century of goals (50) for five consecutive seasons in Spanish football (2010/11-2014/15)
- Portugal’s all-time leading goalscorer (55)
- Most goals (61) registered in all competitions for Real Madrid in one season (2014/15)
- Most group stage to final goals in UEFA Champions League history (80 goals)
- Most goals in UEFA club competition (83)
- Youngest player to achieve a century of caps (100) for Portugal, aged 27 years, eight months and 11 days.
- Fastest player to get to 150 Liga goals

nytimes.com
The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence
ARE you intelligent — or rational? The question may sound redundant, but in recent years researchers have demonstrated just how distinct those two cognitive attributes actually are.

It all started in the early 1970s, when the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky conducted an influential series of experiments showing that all of us, even highly intelligent people, are prone to irrationality. Across a wide range of scenarios, the experiments revealed, people tend to make decisions based on intuition rather than reason.

In one study, Professors Kahneman and Tversky had people read the following personality sketch for a woman named Linda: “Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in antinuclear demonstrations.” Then they asked the subjects which was more probable: (A) Linda is a bank teller or (B) Linda is a bank teller and is active in the feminist movement. Eighty-five percent of the subjects chose B, even though logically speaking, A is more probable. (All feminist bank tellers are bank tellers, though some bank tellers may not be feminists.)

In the Linda problem, we fall prey to the conjunction fallacy — the belief that the co-occurrence of two events is more likely than the occurrence of one of the events. In other cases, we ignore information about the prevalence of events when judging their likelihood. We fail to consider alternative explanations. We evaluate evidence in a manner consistent with our prior beliefs. And so on. Humans, it seems, are fundamentally irrational.

But starting in the late 1990s, researchers began to add a significant wrinkle to that view. As the psychologist Keith Stanovich and others observed, even the Kahneman and Tversky data show that some people are highly rational. In other words, there are individual differences in rationality, even if we all face cognitive challenges in being rational. So who are these more rational people? Presumably, the more intelligent people, right?

Wrong. In a series of studies, Professor Stanovich and colleagues had large samples of subjects (usually several hundred) complete judgment tests like the Linda problem, as well as an I.Q. test. The major finding was that irrationality — or what Professor Stanovich called “dysrationalia” — correlates relatively weakly with I.Q. A person with a high I.Q. is about as likely to suffer from dysrationalia as a person with a low I.Q. In a 2008 study, Professor Stanovich and colleagues gave subjects the Linda problem and found that those with a high I.Q. were, if anything, more prone to the conjunction fallacy. [keep reading]

This is my sister, she’s 31 and a single mother (also the strongest woman i know), she has no confidence and says she is ugly and fat, i know you might say this is stupid, but please like or reblog this if you think my sister is beautiful and if it gets notes i can show her, it’d make her so happy after all she is going through right now

Part 1

He was confused to say the least. He was absolutely clueless about what had happened.
Three days ago he had that “talk” with his girlfriend and ended their relationship. They had a nice day at the beach but he couldn’t stop thinking that it just didn’t feel right. When they got to his house he just wanted her to leave. He felt so annoyed. So he sat down and told her that he had been thinking and that he wasn’t ready to have a relationship right now, with his residency in Vegas starting he just wouldn’t have time for her. That’s what he told her. She had been really upset about it and tried to change his mind several times, including a bunch of text messages and calls that he didn’t pick up. He was 31 and single because he chose to. That was three days ago.

Now he was sitting in his hotel room in London at 4 in the morning. He just got there from the Brits. That night changed everything. That night changed him, because he met her. She was smart, funny, caring, charming and he was struck by her blue eyes. Somehow just the two of them started a conversation at the beginning of the brits and for the rest of the night he kept wanting to be near her. He couldn’t name a reason, he just didn’t want to leave her side. They talked about music, their friends, their families, her upcoming tour and had a fun time on the dancefloor. Without even realizing it he put her arm around her waist while they were talking, just to be near her. It just seemed like a normal thing to do. She didn’t seem to to care about it so he just kept it there. When his lips brushed her ear while complementing her on her album, she blushed. People around them started to stare at them, it didn’t bother him. This felt right. He felt like there was this instant connection between them. An invisible bond. He could instantly picture her in his life, at his house in LA, at Dumfries meeting his family, hanging out with him & his friends in Vegas.

It was clear to him that he had to see her again. There was no other choice. Before she had to leave he told her that he had a really good night, much better than he had expected. Then he casually suggested that they should hang out once he got back from Scotland. He was already making plans in his head where he could possibly take her on the first date, if she’d say yes.

Well, that was the thing that caused him to lay awake: she didn’t want to. She said no. Very politely, but also very firm. This hadn’t happened to him for a couple of years so he didn’t know how to deal with it. He was going through every word and action in his head over and over again and wasn’t sure what went wrong. Usually he wasn’t the guy who used to overthink. Before falling asleep he decided to ask a mutual friend for her number the next morning. He would not give up. He was going to get that date.

—– to be continued
- if you guys want to.
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