JumpBites Edition #22
Here’s the articles that are getting passed around our office this week, curated by Cristina Cook.
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Bite 1 — Online Shopping is Just Another Popularity Contest
A new study in the journal Psychological Science, showed that people tend to choose products that have a higher number of reviews.
How do you decide which salt-and-pepper shakers to buy? Do you choose the set with 2,500 reviews and 4.5 stars, or the…www.fastcodesign.com
Bite 2 — Your Kitchen Sponge is Dirtier Than Your Toilet
In a new study published in Scientific Reports researchers found 362 different kind of bacteria living on kitchen sponges and recommend replacing it every week.
Do you wash your dishes in the toilet? In a study published in Scientific Reports , researchers from Germany showed…www.forbes.com
Bite 3 — Flower Bouquets in Space!
Flowers are fragile objects that only last a few days once they're cut. To Tokyo-based botanical artist Azuma Makoto…www.fastcodesign.com
Bite 4 — SpaceX’s Fully Functioning Space Suit
When you think of spacesuits, you probably picture the Michelin-man-style bulky numbers that astronauts wear on…www.core77.com
Bite 5 — How the Dumpling Democratized Emoji