100 Fun Research Facts

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1. Researchers at the University of Rochester have built the first invisibility cloak.
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2. Research suggests that the more ethnically diverse an area is, the less people are likely to trust each other.
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3. Researchers in renowned universities discovered that gossiping can help in stress reduction and also help in avoiding exploitation of others
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4. Research shows that being continuously sleep-deprived makes you dumb, irritable, distracted, unhappy, and fat.
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5. Research has found that a 20% bump in Facebook use equated with an over 2% bump in divorce rates between 2008 and 2010.
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6. Research has found that religious and non-religious people are equally likely to misbehave.
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7. Researchers have found that people are more willing to disclose personal information if you make them laugh.
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8. New research shows that spanking a child can turn them into a lawbreaker later on in life.
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9. Research shows that dogs are more likely to share food with friends rather than with strangers.
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10. Researchers have discovered a new species of ancient human relative called Homo naledi, who stood at 5 ft. tall and had a tiny brain.
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11. Desperate for money? NASA will pay $15,000 to anyone who is willing to sit in bed for 87 days to research the effect of zero gravity.
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12. Research shows that more regions of the brain are active while it wanders than during engagement in a task.
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13. Research has found that playing Tetris eases the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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14. Research funded by the sugar industry is 5 times less likely to find a connection between sugar and obesity.
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15. Researchers have identified 15,152 different types of life forms living on the New York subway.
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16. Researchers found that having compassion helps people to lead happier and healthier lives.
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17. Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26 p.m. on Saturday night.
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18. Research has shown that just 20 minutes of physical activity can improve your mood.
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19. Research has found that kids with four-day school weeks score better in math than kids that go to school five days a week.
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20. Research has shown that studying in different places gives the brain a variety of visual cues that will help you recall what you learned.
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21. Research suggests that women are more likely than men to suffer from obsessional love.
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22. Researchers found that powerful people draw inspiration from themselves rather than others, which is why they talk about themselves so much.
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23. Researchers found that imagining doing exercises actually increases muscle strength
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24. Neuroscience research has determined that two cheeseburgers is the pleasure equivalent of one orgasm.
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25. Research suggests that abstract thinking improves self-control.
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26. Researchers have built a device that puts your legs on cruise control so you can look at your smartphone without bumping into things.
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27. Research shows that your attraction to certain foods is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it.
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28. Researchers have found that the average person will form about 400 friendships during a lifetime, but only 33 will last.
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29. Research shows that narcissism is associated with few physical or mental illnesses and is linked with a stronger sense of well-being.
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30. Research shows, that the exact time our brain takes when retrieving a memory is 0.0004 seconds.
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31. Desperate for money? NASA will pay $15,000 to anyone who is willing to sit in bed for 87 days, to research the effect of zero gravity
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32. Research shows that men know they're falling in love after just three dates, but women don't fall in love until date 14.
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33. Researchers have found that online movie renters choose more romance films when the weather is cold.
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34. Research shows that we should spend 100 hours a year (two hours a week) helping others if we want to enrich our lives.
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35. Teenagers in East Baltimore rate their communities more negatively than 15-17 year olds living in Nigeria and New Delhi, research has found.
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36. Research has found that people who live alone are more likely to have unhealthy diets lacking key foods.
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37. Prairie dogs have their own language. Researchers have distinguished at least 10 different calls that mean different things
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38. New research shows that, for luxury brands, the ruder the sales staff, the higher the sales.
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39. Researchers studied over 1,000 men taking a dump and found that the average bowel movement weighs 0.7 pounds (0.3 kilograms).
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40. Research has found that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
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41. Researchers at Boston University are working on technology that will be able to download skills directly to our brain.
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42. Research has shown that if you want to stay awake, apples are actually more powerful and effective than caffeine!
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43. Research shows you're more likely to orgasm in a relationship than in a hookup situation.
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44. Research shows that cheerful students think they're doing well but have lower GPA's'”a negative attitude increases motivation to learn.
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45. Research suggests that the caffeine in coffee helps people retain new memories.
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46. Research has shown that anger can make us push on towards our goals in the face of problems and barriers.
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47. Researchers have found that they can accurately predict heart disease rates by analyzing negative tweets on Twitter.
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48. Research suggests that children conceived during the second half of winter are more athletic, physically fit, and stronger than their peers.
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49. Researchers have confirmed that people really do look more attractive after a few drinks.
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50. Research has found that people who eat mostly whole foods (minimally processed foods) tend to have better mental health.
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51. Research has revealed a link between having to make lots of decisions at work and being overweight or obese.
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52. Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive—they fail to show outward signs of reconciliation like other animals do.
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53. Research suggests that hot temperatures cause people to become aggressive and violent.
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54. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
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55. Research shows it takes only four seconds of awkward silence to significantly increase your anxiety during a conversation.
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56. 93% of students do their research online rather than in a library.
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57. Research has shown that politicians whose facial structure is deemed to look more competent are more likely to win elections.
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58. New research suggests ancient people made cave art while high on hallucinogenic drugs.
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59. Researchers have found that listening to hip-hop can promote self-healing, resilience, and empowerment.
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60. Research discovered that a person is more likely to completely ignore others while reading & or sending a text.
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61. Research found that university students were more likely to cheat after seeing 7000 dollar bills than after seeing only 24.
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62. Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26pm on Saturday night.
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63. Researchers have found that the better we are at synchronizing our brain waves with music, the better we process music.
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64. New research has added weight to existing evidence that smoking is harmful to fetuses as they develop in the womb.
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65. Research has found that overexposure to online devices, such as iPads and smartphones, can lead to attention deficit disorders.
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66. Research has suggested that suppression of one's natural behavior is linked with poorer health.
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67. Research has found that everyone is able to sing well — it is a learned skill that gets better with practice and worse with disuse.
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68. Research has shown that while viewing porn, men tend to focus on a woman's eyes and lips.
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69. Fifty percent of Americans born between 1990 and 1996 believe in a god with absolute certainty, a Pew Research Center study finds.
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70. Research shows that smoking and drinking tend to go hand-in-hand because nicotine weakens the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol.
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71. Research suggests that eating within one hour of waking up boosts your mood and cognition.
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72. Researchers found that married men drink less than unmarried men, while the opposite is true for women.
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73. Researchers from NASA say the perfect nap lasts for 26 minutes.
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74. Researchers found that people are less likely to compete when their rival is over-confident, which is why "nice guys" seem to finish last.
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75. Research has shown people trust online comments more than credible sources.
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76. Research has found that just telling people to '˜be creative' increases their creativity.
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77. Researchers used face-recognition software to determine that the Mona Lisa is 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, and 2% angry.
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78. Researchers have designed an artificial intelligence that can generate convincing political speeches and arguments.
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79. Researchers found that having too many friends on Facebook causes people to have a negative perception of you.
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80. Researchers found that plants talk and listen to each other by making "clicking" sounds.
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81. Researchers have found that the smell of flowers has a positive influence on your emotions.
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82. Researchers have found that talking to strangers can make you happier.
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83. According to a Pew Research report almost everybody uses the internet to waste time at some point during the day.
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84. Research shows that thinking about money makes people more determined and focused, but less sensitive to the needs and feelings of others.
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85. Research shows indoor tanning exposure is linked to more cases of cancer than smoking.
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86. Research shows chocolate milk is just as effective as sports drinks or protein shakes for recovering after a workout.
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87. Researchers at Boston University are working on technology that will allow you to download skills directly to your brain.
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88. Researchers found that people take smaller bites and eat less when the food smells stronger.
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89. Diners who sit next to a window are 40% more likely to order a salad, research shows.
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90. Researchers suggest that 91% of sea creatures remain undiscovered.
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91. Research has shown that the even when a human is asleep, the human mind is capable of sensing that someone is staring at them!
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92. Researchers found that a constant pursuit of happiness can cause you to start feeling lonely.
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93. Researchers report that women's magazines have 10.5 times more ads and articles promoting weight loss than men's magazines do.
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94. Research has found that replacing a bad habit with a good one is easier than quitting a bad habit cold turkey.
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95. Researchers have developed an algorithm that can assess whether a person is well dressed and how to make an outfit more fashionable.
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96. Research shows that getting paid to do something decreases our enjoyment of the task, even if we previously loved it.
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97. Research finds that kids who enjoy family meals have larger vocabularies, better manners, healthier diets, and higher self-esteem.
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98. Research reveals that you can catch others willpower just by looking at them pursuing their goals.
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99. Researchers from NASA say the perfect nap lasts for exactly 26 minutes.
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100. Research has found that the areas of the brain that are connected to physical pain are activated when a person feels socially awkward.

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