Latitude is correlated with IQ and height.

By | 2017-03-01T04:34:58+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

The Japanese average IQ has been estimated to be 104. It is slightly lower than the Chinese and Korean averages.
 
The the highest IQ, in prefecture Akita, had 107 while the one with the lowest (Okinawa) had 96. This is surprising in that it challenges the much-touted homogeneity of Japanese people.
 
Further, people living in the northern part of Japan are taller, more intelligent and less crime prone. They divorce less often, have lower fertility.
 
Skin whiteness is positively correlated with latitude and also with IQ, and their correlation is almost the same.
 
And we can calculate that 1 IQ point raises average income by 2.5%.

Kenya Kura; Japanese north–south gradient in IQ predicts differences in stature, skin color, income, and homicide rate; Volume 41, Issue 5, September–October 2013, Pages 512–516

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The “Elderly-related Words Provoke Slow Walking” Experiment

By | 2017-02-28T00:21:25+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

It showed that people walked away from the lab in a slow way when exposed to words about old age. This result suggest that our minds are more open to influence than we realize.

But in 2012,  there was a failed replication of the study.  Although those who attempted the replication lacked necessary research skills. This was one of the factors that caused arguments.

 

Bargh, J. A., Chen, M., & Burrows, L. (1996). Automaticity of social behavior: Direct effects of trait construct and stereotype activation on action. Journal of personality and social psychology, 71(2), 230.

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A study found the sorting hat of Harry Potter may be right.

By | 2017-02-26T15:10:37+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts, Relationships|Tags: , |

The study showed, after a personality test,  that people identified with a house that fit our character.

Griffendors were the most extraverted, Hufflepuffs more agreeable, Ravenclaws sought more intellectual challenge, and Slytherins reported more of the “Dark Triad” personality traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

Crysel, L., Cook, C., Schember, T., & Webster, G.. “Harry Potter and the measures of personality: Extraverted Gryffindors, agreeable Hufflepuffs, clever Ravenclaws, and manipulative Slytherins” Personality and Individual Differences 2015, Volume 83, September 2015, Pages 174–179

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According to science, professional footballers have higher levels of self-control than we do.

By | 2017-02-25T08:21:15+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , , |

They sleep more, watch less TV, and practice more. But it may also be thanks to the clubs and their coaches.

Toering, T., & Jordet, G. (2015). Self-Control in Professional Football Players Journal of Applied Sport Psychology DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2015.1010047

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You do not have internet access? Play dinosaur.

By | 2017-02-21T11:09:28+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: |

If you suddenly lose your connection to the Internet, Chrome will show the board with the text “No Internet connection” and a graphic of a pixel dinosaur.

 

Hold down the spacebar, and the dinosaur starts to run. Do not let him fall to the cacti and low-flying birds. Use the spacebar to jump over them.

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Comfortable Unit Converter and Currencies

By | 2017-02-16T15:09:19+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

Do you need to convert miles to kilometers or pounds to kilograms? Enter what you want to convert, and Google will give you the answer in the results.

If you need to check currency, type into a search engine: number currency “to” and again currency.

Remember that this will be an indicative amount according to the exchange rate of the bank Citibank and Google is not responsible for its accuracy.

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