Monday, October 19, 2009

Science marches on

Recent breakthrough findings from the world of objective investigation:
• The German Society of Ophthalmology announced that women cry more often, and for longer durations, than men.

• University of Rochester researchers discovered that people feel happier and less stressed in a park than in, say, a traffic jam.

• Researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy discovered that drinking a lot of sugar-sweetened soda pop contributes to weight gain.

• The Consulta Mitofsky polling firm found that Mexicans curse an average of 20 times a day, producing a national total of 1.3 billion swear words daily.

• Researchers at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business have discovered that driving a Porsche makes men's testosterone levels shoot up.

• A study released by the Canadian Council on Learning revealed that "homework can be a useful learning tool."
and finally...
• The Berman Center for women’s sexual health found that having sex reduces tension.

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