“Hearing is a two-step process. First, there is the auditory perception itself: the physics of sound waves making their way through your ear and into the auditory cortex of your brain. And then there is the meaning-making: the part where your brain takes the noise and imbues it with significance.” And somewhere between the two, you got the lyrics to your favorite song completely wrong. Maria Konnikova: Excuse me while I kiss this guy

+ Hallmark apologizes for selling Hanukkah paper covered In swastikas. And Scott Walker will likely apologize for confusing Mazel Tov with Molotov. Oy Caramba.

+ The oral (etc) history of Boogie Nights.

+ The taste of your coffee can be affected by the color of your mug. (That’s just one of the reasons I drink mine straight from the pot.)