Jocks versus Nerds

I came across this infographic some time ago and I thought I’d share it with everyone. As a graduate student (and as a nerd in general), I really appreciated it.

We all know His Airness, Michael Jordan, has more money than he can count but someone else actually has more cash. A lot more:

Hearing yourself for the first time

Hi, everyone. This is my first post and I don’t want to bore you (yet) by writing about my amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. Instead, I thought I’d share a video I stumbled upon while perusing the Huffington Post. In internet time the video might be a little dated but maybe some of you haven’t already seen it. It’s powerful and heartwarming; what more could you want during a cold Montreal autumn day?

29 year-old Sarah Churman was born deaf. She reads lips and has used hearing aids in the past. However, her auditory deprivation was apparently severe enough that she has never heard her own voice before. A few weeks ago, Sarah received an implant that allowed her to finally hear her own voice and her response is overwhelmingly emotional (at the 0:20 mark she hears herself say “It’s beeping.”):


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