City Hall Lights Up in Solidarity With Belgium + More Brunch Topics

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City Hall lights up with Belgian colors and a runaway piglet finds her forever home. Here's what you missed this week.


People With Fewer Friends Tend To Be Intelligent: Study, techtimes.com

There is an archetype or trope in fiction and mass media called Intelligence Equals Isolation - when a person or character is "very smart," but often suffer for it by being unable to relate to the worries and personalities of their friends, relatives or anybody. Now, a new real-world study may be able to back up this fictional archetype. Evolutionary psychologists from Singapore and London have found that intelligent people find it difficult to engage in social interaction even with their close friends. Read more.

Navy Tugboat Lost for a Century Found Off San Francisco Coast, mercurynews.com

A Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago has been found by a team of government researchers off the San Francisco coast, officials announced Wednesday. The USS Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay for Pearl Harbor in March 1921. But the boat never made it to Hawaii, and her 56-man crew was declared lost. The boat was never found, despite a search that covered hundreds of thousands of square miles and was the biggest air and sea search of its time. Read more

Mr. Marina Contestants Read Mean SFist Comments, sfist.com

[This week] at the Mr. Marina competition, a yearly roast of local frat-bro culture, they will perform feats of strength and tests of talent. But in a more remarkable twist, this year's crop of cis-douche contestants attempted to prove the unthinkable: That they have a sense of humor about themselves. Read more.

The World's Landmarks Light Up in Solidarity After Terrorist Attacks in Belgium, sfgate.com

San Francisco City Hall is lit with the colors of the Belgian flag as supporters for the victims of the Brussels terrorist attacks show their solidarity during a vigil and moment of silence. Read more.

Piglet Found Wandering San Francisco Streets Gets New Home, abc10.com

A 10-pound piglet named Janice found wandering the streets of San Francisco earlier this month has a new home. Janice is now living at the Sonoma County Reptile Rescue in Sebastopol. Read more.

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