Reading a map!
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explian why a woman turns the map all around when a man is asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
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Floods can pose a real danger
Because of Steyr's position at the confluence of the Steyr and Enns river, it is prone to floods. In general, the city is pretty prepared to handle the normal flooding. But just recently (as of me writing this text) Much of Central Europe was under a deluge of rain which led to severe flooding in many cities and towns. Steyr was victim to a terrible flooding. There is a building on your way to the Michaelerkirche that bears the markings of each flood that has occurred over the past several decades. It's interesting to see how often the city has had to recover from these natural disasters.
In the picture, you can see which was the most recent flood. The marker is fresh and blackest.
Beware of the floods
There are no real dangers in Steyr, the reverse is the case.... The local population is very friendly and helpful.
But sometimes when it has rained heavily or it doesn´t wants to stop raining it can be that the wanter amount of the rivers grow and floods can come over the city....
... but the Steyrians have learned over the times how to take it ....
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