12 Facts That Couldn't Be More Obvious Are Now Proven to Be True by Scientists
Posted on Apr 05, 2016
Sometimes, it can be shocking to find out that some things are exactly what they seem to be.
1. Overeating Makes You Fat!
In 2009, a study discovered that overeating and excessive calorie intake was the primary source of weight gain for Americans. Since the 70s, the average weight of an American adult has increased by 19 pounds.
2. Cereal Should Be Eaten with Milk
A university in Chile has stated that water makes cereal taste spongy, unlike milk. In fact, the fat content in milk protects them from absorbing too much liquid, keeping your cereal nice and crispy.
3. The Internet Is Counter-Productive
A team of experts stated that 53% of the users aged between 18 and 29 visit the Internet at least once a day to slack off! Approximately two-thirds of Internet users roam the web because they enjoy looking at useless stuff.
4. Schools Stick to Their Reputations
A Harvard research has confirmed some suspicions - if their school had a reputation for partying and drinking, students would drink alcohol even more. Even though the student body changes yearly, in 120 US colleges, 15,000 students proved that the ratio of drinkers remains identical.
5. High Heels Are Uncomfortable
It has been scientifically confirmed that high heels are unhealthy. They drive your posture and hips out of balance while reducing your pace. According to The Institute for Aging Research, 64% of older women who complained about foot discomfort had also worn high heels for years.
6. Meetings Are Stressful and Boring
A study from 2005 found that meetings are annoying, time-consuming and boring. About three dozen university workers had their diary entries analyzed, and the researchers settled that meetings made workers irritable and stressed. They concluded that even the employees of the month couldn't perform well before and after meetings!
7. Homework Is a Great Exercise
Nick Rupp, a statistician, split up a class into two separate groups. One had mandatory homework and the other one didn't. The results concluded that the kids who had to do their homework had better grades than the other kids.
8. Cats Just Do What They Want
A recent study showed that even though cats can recognize their owner's commands, they are indifferent to obeying them. Unlike dogs, cats domesticated themselves through evolution and just aren’t keen on obeying orders.
9. Reading Makes You Smart
Ph.D. students were put In MRI and made to read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Initially, they were ordered to read for enjoyment, and after that, they were commanded to give it a thorough read. Each style of reading caused various patterns in the brain. The blood flow to their brains increased in both cases, but under each condition, blood flowed to different parts of the brain!
10. Boyfriends Are The Ones Walking at a Slower Pace
Researchers established that in cases of couples walking side by side, the boyfriend walks slower. Statistically, guys hinder and slow down to 7% of their normal walking speed, while their girlfriends don’t either accelerate or slow down.
11. Pigs Are Dependent on Mud
A study found that pigs don’t toss in the mud because they possess a small amount of sweat glands. Rather than that, pigs devolved their sweat glands due to their love of rolling in the mud, which cools them off and, therefore, regulates normal body temperatures.
12. Straight Men Are Attracted to Female Breasts
Cutting edge eye-tracking technology was used to verify that men like gazing at women’s bosoms, spending more time in looking at women’s bodies than their faces, with their eyes roaming if women had a large bust, slim waist, and full hips. However, women were just as quilty, gawking to spot out the competition.