This clip, best described as a Japanese assault-and-language-training-plus-aerobics video, is almost as disturbing as it is hilarious. My brother also sent me this one, imagining Facebook in real life. Genius.

In other news, my electronic edition of Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition just arrived, which for handedness geeks is cool because it contains studies with titles such as: "Linear versus non-linear measures of temporal variability in finger tapping and their relation to performance on open- versus closed-loop motor tasks: Comparing standard deviations to Lyapunov exponents." What isn't to love about science? Coincidentally, a reader in Italy just wrote me to share the following:

I know that the incidence of left handedness amongst Jews is much higher than amongst most Gentile groups. There is a very high incidence of left handed people in Israel. Your book was written in 2005. In 2007, researchers discovered LRRTM1, the first gene linked to increased odds of being left-handed.
Sounds like something worth looking into, but it will have to wait until I get back from Christmas Island. Bonefishing anyone?
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AuthorDavid Wolman