Go right here for a slide show of aurora borealis photos. You’ll be glad you did:
Named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, Greek for “northern wind,” the aurora borealis is more commonly known as the “northern lights.”
“Polar lights,” however, is a more accurate name, as they occur in both the northern and southern hemispheres, but intensify with increasing proximity to the magnetic poles.
As is customary here on Midtown Lunch, we always end the year with a gigantic photo of every lunch consumed in Midtown that year. Once again I can’t decide whether or not to be proud or ashamed… but one thing is for sure, the photo is much larger than last year. (As is my gut.)
The experiment I tried concerned hypothetical races, “Niffian” and “Laapian,” and was conducted by Anna Newheiser of Yale University. I was immediately able to learn that I had a strong preference for one of these imaginary races. According to the website, this experiment may reveal more about how people respond to real races.