Saturday, 31 October 2015

Writing - 10 things for the end of October

Another week of dubious research and spurious facts intended to entertain.


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1. Dancing to Gangnam Style could raise people's pain thresholds.

I don't know about raising them, the accompanying noise will test pain thresholds to the limit!
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2. Pregnancies conceived in December have the best chance of success.

Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Jingle night and day!


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3. Electric eels curl up to deliver double strength shocks.

Ouch!


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4. There is 0% VAT on pistachio nuts in the UK when in their shells. But full VAT on salted peanuts when out of their shells.

A reward for the extra work?


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5. Anaesthetic blunts painful memories recalled before you go under.

How do they know that?


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6. Puffins are now as endangered as the African elephant.

But they are without ivory, they don't live in Africa, they burrow, and swim.


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7. Processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham do cause cancer.

I object most strenuously. WHO didn't carry out the research they cobbled together findings from other people's work which suggests if they had selected a different set of results they would be claiming that those meats are safe and also that the moon is made of green cheese.


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8. Low-fat diets are not as effective as low-carbohydrate or Mediterranean diets for losing weight.

It also makes more sense as we eat much more carbohydrate than fat.


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9. Gardening in an allotment for 30 minutes a week improves self-esteem, calms anger and eases depression.

Depends on the state of the allotment, I had a garden that had the opposite action.


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10. The brains of people with sexist attitudes look different to those who believe in gender equality.

Men are from Mars!!


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God Bless