100 things we didn’t know

Hey Geeks,

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.
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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.
More details

CRAZY!!!

5- The male water boatman insect sings with its penis.
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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.
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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 🙂

Peace

Ex

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7 thoughts on “100 things we didn’t know

  1. Mine are:
    1. Apple has more cash than the US government.(ridiculous)
    2. Women remember men with a deep voice more than those with a high voice. (Barry White is smiling right now)
    3. Alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing. ( I knew it!!)
    4. Getting married increases the risk of putting on weight. (contentment is a bitch)

    • Thank you for the comment Eminence Grise. I was going to put the Apple has more cash than the US goverment and then i thought, wait, I am not exactly rolling in it and I already have 4 apple products! imagine the world lol

      Also, came across a post on your blog “Nerds vd Geeks”, Can I share please?

  2. 5 is just not enough Dr E, these are my top 10…lol

    1. Heart disease is less common among religious people (Amen to that!!!)
    2. Women don’t see Porsche drivers as marriage material (Never met one who wasnt a ‘b’anker)
    3. Uganda’s national anthem is the world’s shortest ( Being part Ugandan, I know my people are far toooo laid back to write a full anthem when 7 sentences can do the trick!)
    4.Singing sparrows are actually trading insults. (lol, charming! and we thought it was sweet music)
    5. Getting married increases the risk of putting on weight. (Take note!!!)
    6. Women remember men with a deep voice more than those with a high voice (No brainer!!)
    7. Facebook users average 3.74 degrees of separation.
    8. The world’s only sex school is in Austria. (How very interesting!!!)
    9. Alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing. (Yep)
    10. Fish walk.
    My bonus one…Apple has more cash than the US government (Wow!)

    • lol thank you Mercedes, I am yet to test out the Porsche theory, bankers you say hmmmm, now how do I get to the City? 🙂 and yes I will never look at a sparrow in the same way again, I wonder if they will sing harder if you insult them? ha ha haaa just visualised how how that would look!

  3. 1.Heart disease is less common among religious people ( Jupp with God in your heart you’l be just fine =)
    2. People with full bladders make better decisions ( I really needed a quick solution to my problems, got it drink and don’t pee LOL )
    3.Horses with distinctive black-and-white leopard-like markings roamed Europe 25,000 years ago ( this sounds romantic and fairy tale like to me lol)
    4. Women remember men with a deep voice more than those with a high voice ( Humm, this got me thinking…)
    5. One in six mobile phones in Britain is contaminated with poo ( Wow, wash your hands much UK? lol)

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