I came across this post on the BBC website and wanted to share it with you. Mainly because a lot of the questions I get asked as a friend, Dr and educator come from stories read in the paper, tabloids and magazines.
Someone at the beeb put together a list of 100 interesting and unexpected facts we didn’t know about last year that featured in our daily news reads. Some will make you laugh out loud, others will make you go aaaaaahhh and some are just ridiculous.
Here are my personal top 5:
1- Women’s tears reduce sexual desire in men.
More details (Guardian)
And some of you thought it was cute, didn’t you? lol
2- The perfect nap lasts 26 minutes.
OK, they keep changing the time, is it 15 mins or 26 mins? Big difference brain Drs.. work it out maaaaan. Please and Thank you.
3- The world’s atmosphere is worth £4.3 quadrillion, going by the air we breathe in and the price of CO2.
More details (Metro)
I mean, they really put a PRICE on the ATMOSPHERE!!! WOW
4- Chimps can outperform eight-year-olds in solving problems.
5- The male water boatman insect sings with its penis.
WHAT!!! I mean, why do we need to know that? lol
ok I know I said 5 but this one is a BONUS, just because they quote, Mohamed Ali, Messi and Marodona as examples
Heart disease is less common among religious people.
I am not sure what to say here…but please remember to weigh up the validity of your Science Education source.
Click on the video for some background music and then Click here for the full list and remember to always think it over! What are your top 5? Leave them as a comment, I’m interested to know