Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Germany 08/31
Chicago, IL USA, IL 10/19

Regularly scheduled events

Out of the Blue

R.I.P.: Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at Age 27. Some just shrug, but I find this very sad, as she wasted a lot of talent. And as is widely noted, she is other addition to the unfortunate "27 Club" (thanks nin). Years ago iconoclastic baseball statistician Bill James did a study that showed that the age of 27 was the most likely point for a player to have a standout season compared with the rest of his career, and in a later study found that player's defensive skills began to decline at the age of 27, as well, suggesting this is some sort of peak age. I'm not sure that there's a connection there, but every time the spate of dead 27 year-old musicians comes up, this pops to mind.

Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Tiny Squad.
Robots vs Zombies.
Links: How tall are my toolbars? Apparently 106 pixels.
Comic Con: "Amazing Spider-Man".
10 Stories About Donald Trump You Won't Believe Are True.
Stories: Spielberg: Jurassic Park 4 Coming in "Two or Three Years". Thanks nin via io9/Digg.
Why does my car smell like cookies? Thanks Neatorama.
33 dead after Chinese bullet trains collide. Thanks Slashdot.
Science: Great White Shark Jumps on Boat, Stressing Everyone. Thanks Digg.
Media: William Shatner Leads 3,000 People in a Great "KHAN!"
Neil deGrasse Tyson: America's fear of numbers.
Robot saves swordfish from oil rig - twice.
The Funnies: FoxTrot.

6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2011, 18:36 Dades
Cutter wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 14:58:
I recall watching a documentary once about longevity and they stated that our bodies peak at about 25, and it's all downhill from that point forward. So 27'ish would definitely fall into line with that.

I recall a documentary saying that peak physical fitness is around 25-30 but that depends on inherited genes. Some professional athletes continue to compete at their peak well into their 30's even in more physical sports.

Creativity is a totally different matter. Many musicians and artists continue to work at their peak for their entire career. In fact many grow considerably as they age.
Avatar 54452
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
    Date Subject Author
  1. Jul 24, 14:33 Re: Out of the Blue Rattlehead
  2. Jul 24, 14:58 Re: Out of the Blue Cutter
>> 6. Jul 24, 18:36  Re: Out of the Blue Dades
  26. Jul 25, 15:37   Re: Out of the Blue DNForever
  28. Jul 25, 22:46    Re: Out of the Blue Mr. Tact
  3. Jul 24, 15:12 Re: Out of the Blue DangerDog
  4. Jul 24, 17:07 Re: Out of the Blue Wallshadows
  5. Jul 24, 17:44  Re: Out of the Blue Jonny5
  15. Jul 25, 05:11   Re: Out of the Blue Jerykk
  19. Jul 25, 08:47   Re: Out of the Blue Verno
  20. Jul 25, 09:46    Re: Out of the Blue Prez
  21. Jul 25, 09:49     Re: Out of the Blue nin
  22. Jul 25, 10:00      Re: Out of the Blue Beamer
  7. Jul 24, 20:18 Re: Out of the Blue ExitWound
  8. Jul 24, 20:24  Re: Out of the Blue Jonny5
  9. Jul 24, 20:40   Re: Out of the Blue Lorcin
  10. Jul 24, 20:50   Re: Out of the Blue Sepharo
  11. Jul 24, 20:51    Re: Out of the Blue Jonny5
  27. Jul 25, 19:41    Re: Out of the Blue ExitWound
  23. Jul 25, 11:20  Re: Out of the Blue CalmDragon
  24. Jul 25, 11:21   Re: Out of the Blue Beamer
  12. Jul 24, 21:39 Re: Out of the Blue mag
  13. Jul 24, 23:43  Re: Out of the Blue Genesys
  25. Jul 25, 13:14   Re: Out of the Blue mag
  14. Jul 25, 03:44 Re: Out of the Blue jdreyer
  16. Jul 25, 06:32 Re: Out of the Blue Lord Tea
  17. Jul 25, 08:07  Re: Out of the Blue Beamer
  18. Jul 25, 08:30  Re: Out of the Blue kanniballl
  29. Jul 26, 02:49   Re: Out of the Blue Jerykk
  30. Jul 26, 16:41    Re: Out of the Blue DNForever
  31. Jul 26, 23:21     Re: Out of the Blue Jerykk


Blue's News logo