By Rik Kuiper, Tonie Mudde
A selection of quirky evidence and advice, all subsidized via actual educational research
Always dunk your biscuit horizontally
Drinking beer is sweet for the surroundings
A wig is more secure than a biking helmet
Based on overseas clinical study yet awarded in a tongue-in-cheek style, this book reveals startling truths bound to switch your life—or a minimum of make you well known at dinner events. attention-grabbing and infrequently hilarious, it is going to open your eyes to the quirky technology at the back of the standard. notice the simplest time of day to be operated on, how kissing is sweet for hay fever, find out how to look extra clever without problems, and many different information for paintings and residential, for consuming and ingesting, and for a greater love lifestyles.
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This was true for the in-ear headphones as well as the on-ear headphone models. Listening to music at too high a volume can lead to permanent hearing damage, because the vibrations cause hair cells in the inner ear to break. In quiet environments the volunteers kept the volume of their MP3 players under control: only 6 per cent pounded too many decibels against their eardrums. Those who still want to listen to music in noisy places would do well to buy special headphones that reduce the surrounding noise.
Those who took part in the exercise when they had just crossed the bridge scored on average at least a point higher that the control group, which consisted of men who had had some ten minutes to recover from the bridge-crossing in an adjacent park. But that was not all. More of the men from the first group than from the control group rang the number the researcher had given out. Did women get equally aroused by a male researcher after walking over a wobbly bridge? Dutton investigated this too. The humiliating answer: no.
Vox populi’ in Nature 75 (1907), pp. 450–451 28. Skiing Stones? Get the Angle Right! In a bright yellow T-shirt and with his long hair under a baseball cap, American Kurt Steiner set the Guinness World Record for stone skimming in 2002. In Franklin, Pennsylvania, his stone skipped no less than 40 times over the water’s surface. What is the secret to success in this ‘sport’? That’s what Christophe Clanet of the University of Provence in Marseille asked himself. In his laboratory he sent aluminium stones of various weights, shapes and sizes over a body of water.
Dunk Your Biscuit Horizontally: 106 Quirky Scientific Curiosities by Rik Kuiper, Tonie Mudde