Using a warm air dryer after washing your hands, increases bacterial count on average by 250%. — (@UberFacts) February 22, 2015 A study conducted by the University of Westminster in London reported that warm air hand dryers increase bacteria counts by up to 254 per cent, as well as contaminating the surrounding area with bacteria too. The study […]Read more "PAPER TOWELS TRANSMIT FEWER GERMS THAN HAND DRYERS"
Genetic factors explain approximately 40% of whether a child will like school or not, according to a study. — (@UberFacts) April 10, 2015 The biggest factor in whether a child will enjoy and be motivated at school is in their genes. Data collected from a number of studies were found to support this claim. A team led […]Read more "ENJOYING SCHOOL IS IN YOUR GENES"
Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends. — (@UberFacts) March 02, 2015 It seems our closest relatives in the animal kingdom share even more with us than we might believe. We don’t just have complex emotional behaviours and tools in common, now chimpanzees have been observed to use grass as a body decoration. According to research published in Animal Cognition by Edwin van […]Read more "CHIMPANZEES DRESS TO IMPRESS"
According to research, the citizens of Chad have the world’s healthiest diet, while the population of Armenia has the worst. — (@UberFacts) February 27, 2015 If you live in Sub-Saharan Africa you’re likely to have one of the healthiest diets in the world. Chad, Sierra Leone and Mali make up the top 3 countries for healthy eating according […]Read more "WHY WE SHOULD ALL EAT LIKE THE CITIZENS OF CHAD"
Children born in the first few months of a sporting season are more likely to make it as professional sportsmen because they will be taller and stronger than their peers. This is the rule called the relative age effect, and for years it has been used to explain why so many professional sportsmen, from ice hockey to […]Read more "IS THERE ANY TRUTH TO WINTER BABIES BEING MORE ATHLETIC?"
Human muscles are limited by our brain – we actually have the strength to move cars and boulders. — (@UberFacts) August 12, 2014 Stories of mothers who were able to lift cars to save their trapped children, passersby summoning super-human strength to come to the rescue of strangers and climbersreleasing limbs caught under huge boulders sound like stories from superhero films. […]Read more "WHEN NORMAL PEOPLE HAVE SUPER STRENGTH"
Plants are able to recognize and communicate with their relatives – They can also deny water to unrelated plants. — (@UberFacts) November 27, 2014 Plants can recognise their kin around them and will not compete for resources with plants they are closely related to, according to researchers from McMaster University, Ontario, in 2007. “Plants have this kind of hidden but complicated […]Read more "THE PERKS OF BEING A WILDFLOWER"