100 things we didn’t know last year

DID you know It’s easier to pick wet things up with wrinkled fingers – suggesting an evolutionary reason for getting “prune fingers” in the bath?

Or that Two per cent of Europeans lack the genes for smelly armpits?

Or that one 2013 study concludes Women look their oldest every Wednesday at 3.30pm?

Or that Monkeys avoid selfish people?

Or that Mothers think the youngest child is shorter than they really are despite correctly estimating the height of their other children?

Or that The mathematical chance of meeting your soul mate is one in 10,000?

Or that Scientists still don’t really know how bicycles work?

These are all included in the BBC’s just published list of things “discovered” this year..

Read the lot here (with explainations)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25298982

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3 thoughts on “100 things we didn’t know last year

  1. hmmmm…. I used to think evolution made the other things in the bath wrinkly for that very reason (” suggesting an evolutionary reason for getting “prune fingers” in the bath?). 😉

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  2. On the flip side of the 2% of Europeans that lack the gene for smelly armpits, likely only 2% of East Asians actually have the gene for smelly armpits! Seriously, make sure to bring deodorant if you travel out that way, you might have trouble finding any!

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