ENJOYING SCHOOL IS IN YOUR GENES

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 […]

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CHIMPANZEES DRESS TO IMPRESS

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 […]

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WHEN NORMAL PEOPLE HAVE SUPER STRENGTH

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. […]

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THE PERKS OF BEING A WILDFLOWER

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 […]

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