Saturday, 31 January 2015

10 things we didn't know last week



Another collection  of off the wall facts from this weeks news. Looking at some of them I can't help but feel that they range from weird science to stupid science! Take the first one!!!!!!!!


1. An egg can be unboiled.

Sorry but isn't this just pointless? Why would you want to unboil an egg? What can be gained from that piece of wizardry?
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2. Dutch babies smile, laugh and enjoy cuddling more than their US counterparts.

Really?

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3. There are four different ways to pronounce diplodocus, and the way children say it is probably more technically correct than the academics' preferred method.

Again a load of the proverbial. I saw a recording of children being taught spelling. Specifically silent letters and how they can create confusion. The teacher said that the silent letter in Wednesday was 'd' - never in a million years. It depends on where and when you were raised. The silent letter was always the 'e' where I come from. We always pronounced the 'd'.

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4. Toilet paper is getting smaller.

Shit!!


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5. TV crime dramas are good for the brain.


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6. The athletic performance of early risers peaks at noon.


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7. Manot Cave in Israel is the most likely contender for the location where humans and Neanderthals first had sex.

I couldn't have managed another day without knowing that.


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8. Malawi's national football team was briefly coached by a 17-year-old from Colchester.


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9. Baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively.

I didn't write the original version - as I remember a chicken is a baby hen!
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10. In 2004, 24% of households in China owned a fridge. Ten years later this had shot up to 88%.


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God Bless