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Oddities News Archive - June 14, 2012

Can You Be Judged For Your Shoes?

It’s often been said the first thing women notice about men is their shoes. Now, a new study suggests men AND women make several snap judgments about one another based solely (get it?!) on your footwear.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.