"If you speak Mandarin, your brain works differently. That’s according to a recent study published in the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences. The report is the first to conclude that those who speak tonal languages like Mandarin exhibit a very different flow of information during speech comprehension, using both hemispheres of the brain rather than just the left, which has long been seen as the primary neurological region for processing language."
In Toronto, Canada, a restaurant called “Signs” requires you to communicate only in sign language.
The goal of this restaurant is to give deaf people opportunities they wouldn’t normally have, bridging gaps in understanding between different kinds of people.
When travelling, a great faux-pas to avoid if you want to get in good with the locals is mispronouncing the name of the place you're in. Luckily, this collection of images will take some of the most commonly mispronounced place names and show us how we SHOULD have been saying them.