Science Facts & Billboards

A friend recently brought my attention to this link which contains 25 billboards by a Vancouver organization called Science World and I found the billboards to be insanely creative. So I figured I’d share some of them with you.


You can check out the rest of the billboards here.

And to make things a little more interesting, I’m going to explain the last billboard more. When you are scared, your body activates part of your autonomic nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system. This system is responsible for the three Fs (flee, fight and mate – you can substitute that last one with its F equivalent).

So the sympathetic nervous system prepares your body to either flee or fight in the same way. Part of this preparation is to cause pupil dilation in order to take in as much light as possible.

P.S.: you also see better when you’re aroused.



4 thoughts on “Science Facts & Billboards

  1. Hey Elie. I love your blog, I’ve been following it for some time now… I’d like just to put a remark here…. concerning the third F, the influence of the autonomous nervous system is more complex… if the sympathetic nervous system is too activated, the F you get may be the FAIL one 😛

    Also, I know from ur previous posts that ur a medical student. Well, hope im not being too intrusive by asking this, but r u planning to stay in Lebanon after graduating? Im a medical student in Brazil, and when i was in Lebanon for a 1 month rotation at AUB i saw that medical students are the only ones in lebanon who do consider staying…


    • Hey Eli,

      Thank you for reading. Yeah, the ANS is much more complex than this. But most of my readers are not medically oriented so I had to make the literature as simple as possible 🙂

      And no, I do not intend to stay here. Hardly any AUB students actually stay.


  2. Yes I know, it was just to make a little joke with the F 😛

    When I was there, I saw some who wanted to go back to Lebanon after specializing overseas. It’s doubtful if they would actually do, but, well, it’s a start. Anyway your next post came handy. I’ll elaborate there.

    Congratulations for your eloquent and elegant writing.



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