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Tellmesomethinglight

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美文阅读:Tell me something light

告诉我一些轻松的事,她说,一些我会忘记的事。
  于是我告诉她,企鹅是很古老的动物,它们的历史比恐龙更久远。
  我告诉她,鲤鱼没有自然寿命,所以严格来说,它能够长生不死。
  我告诉她,一项从上世纪八十年代开始的研究项目说,蓝眼睛的人更容易让人信任,通常感情也维护得更长久,而棕色眼睛的人则不那么受人崇拜或爱慕。


 Tell me something light, she says, something I’ll forget.
  So I tell her penguins are so old, they have outlived the dinosaurs.
  I tell her carp has no natural life span and could technically live forever.
  I tell her a research project from the 1980s said
  people with blue eyes generate trust more easily and generally last longer in relationships, while people with brown eyes are more likely to be viewed as distant
  objects of idolism and affection.
  I don’t tell her that every con artist I’ve ever met had blue eyes or that my brown-eyed friends are
  constantly accused of hiding something from their partners.
  I tell her my eyes are green, and sometimes
  hazel, but I don’t tell her that means I’m somewhere in between.
  I tell her a boy from Atlanta, Georgia, got a
  research grant to study the difference between swimming in water and swimming in oatmeal.
  I tell her the day everyone realizes how easy it is to get research grants, poverty will no longer been an issue.
  I ask her if she’s ever heard of lucid dreaming?
  She shakes her head no.
  So I tell her lucid dreaming is the skill to control what happens in your dreams. You can learn this by asking yourself throughout the day if you are awake or dreaming and by training yourself to recognize odd occurrences, or dream signs.
  Sounds boring, she says, like knowing how every movie will begin and end.
  Tell me something else, she says.
  So I tell her the sunsets we have today, they didn’t have 400 year ago. Pollution is the main reason we have sunsets and rainbows as magnificent as they are today. I tell her that’s a silver lining for you.
  I tell her it’s impossible to tickle yourself,
  although scientists have developed a robot tickler which tickles by remote control.
  I tell her lions are colorblind. A zebra could be bright orange and still be camouflaged in the tall grass, as long as it has its wavy lines.
  I tell her comedy is social lubricant, and one sitcom, or one comedian can unify a generation
  and define a culture. If this isn’t light enough, I tell her, most television is broadcast via satellite and the amount of entertainment we daily shoot into space so vastly outnumbers the legitimate
  attempts we make to contact alien species that by the time they do find us, it won’t be maths that’s the principal form of communication. It’ll be

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